New Mexico
 Quilters Association

Vision

NMQA is an energetic community sharing, encouraging and mentoring quilters.

Mission

Through friendly, positive, welcoming relationships

  • We educate – collaboratively teaching and learning.
  • We serve – giving of our time and talents.
  • We enrich the lives of people in our community.

Goals

  1. Effective governance includes effective core processes responsible financial practices: review core processes, financial processes by report to mar 2014 board meeting specific recommendations with budgets time lines.
  2. Develops comprehensive communications that will include but not limited to: speakers bureau report to the board by 3/14 with recommendations,budgets timelines.
  3. Develop strategies to diversify NMQA membership by surveys programs technologies report recommendations, budgets timelines
  4. Establish a value volunteer committee who will develop strategies to increase participation – report to board 3/2014 recommendations,budgets, timelines


 Effective Governance

Existing  

  • Clear job descriptions are provided to position holder and are updated every November prior to transition by the Vice President. 
  • By laws and standing rules are reviewed and updated every year by a group appointed by the President. 
  • Treasurer follows standing rules and recommends changes to the board & leads the budgeting process for next year in October of each year. Every other year CPA reviews NMQA books. Treasurer prepares documents for IRS submittal. 
  • Board meets 7 x’s a year – set schedule for standing meetings 1 year in advance. 

 

New Things to Develop

  • Need to develop a “no fee agreement” for all Board & committee members
  • Draw up a Project Management Plan for Balloon Fiesta and Spring Fling and Major Projects
  • Develop a standard plan template for all programs that includes final report & follow-up 
  • Explore and identify options for effective record keeping for the organization including physical archives and technological applications with index for location 
  • Create NMQA Origination e-mail checked & controlled by 
  • Research comparable origination due structures and provide recommendations to board of Directors before September renewals. 
  • Create & implement by September 2013 a streamlined renewal process 
  • Identify NMQA software needs, website hosting, budget & implementation plan that will include maintenance/updates 
  • Investigates technology needs for meeting & develop implementation plan. 
  • Use research & surveys of comparable origination's to identify new, innovative fundraising opportunities. 
  • Meet, prioritize plan implementations of New programming/fundraising 
  • Subcommittee reports out every January


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