10/5/18 Update: the nomination window for 2019 has closed.
The Development Advisory Committee (DAC) is looking to add three new members to serve from 2019-2021, including leaders with a strong background in major/planned giving or corporate support and specifically from small or medium markets. Serving on the DAC allows professionals to share their expertise as influencers and impact the larger public media system.
Why Nominate a Colleague?
DAC members play an important role as advisors to PBS Development Services, providing guidance on strategy, training and services that support public media stations’ financial sustainability. DAC members participate in soliciting and sharing station feedback and identifying unmet system needs and opportunities.
DAC members routinely receive first look at pilots and cohorts offered by Development Services. They are often asked to provide feedback on new projects or concepts from PBS Programming and PBS Digital. Members also get the opportunity to collaborate in activities that allow them and their station to stand out as development leaders, such as “Ask the Expert” on OurNeighborhood, serving as a panelist at conferences or presenting in webinars. Additionally, members are asked to participate in various short-terms working groups established throughout the year to address pressing system issues.
Know someone at your station or in the system who would be a valuable voice on the DAC? Candidates must be employed at a public television station (including dual-licensees), have demonstrated development leadership and success, and have a commitment to strengthening the financial sustainability of the public media system. Click below to nominate a colleague by October 4, 2018. Open seats on the DAC are filled with station staff representing a cross section of development functions, a diversity of market size, licensee type and joint television and radio stations.
DAC terms are three years, and members can serve up to two terms consecutively. Time commitment of a DAC member consists of a few hours per month, specifically:
- Monthly one-hour conference calls
- In-person annual planning meeting at PBS (will take place December 12-13, 2018)
- Judging annual Development Awards in spring
- In-person mid-year meeting at PMDMC in July (preferred not mandatory)