Financial Advancement Committee

Charge:  Provide oversight and continued enhancement of the Friends of YALSA program, including promotion, fundraising and donor recognition.   Work with the Board year-round to create and implement virtual fundraising campaigns and fundraising efforts at conferences, aimed at both members and nonmembers, to support the $16,000 worth of scholarships and stipends YALSA gives out annually.  Periodically review YALSA's Fundraising Toolkit and make updates, as needed.  Size - 1 chair, who sits ex-officio on the YALSA board, and 6 virtual members, including at least one member from the previous year.    (Board Liaison = YALSA Fiscal Officer). 

Committee Size: 6 virtual members, including at least two members from the previous year. (Board Liaison - YALSA Fiscal Officer).

Term: 1 year, commencing after Annual and ending after Annual.


  • Current membership in YALSA
  • In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
  • Fundraising experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Staff Liaison: Beth Yoke

For information on the responsibilities of committee/jury/taskforce members, visit YALSA's Handbook