Development Committee

About Development Committee

Working with the Yearly Meeting treasurer and assistant treasurers, the Yearly Meeting‘s trustees, the Financial Services Committee, and the committees involved in resource development for the Sharing Fund, Powell House and the Oakwood Friends School, the Development Committee advises the Yearly Meeting and its constituent regional and monthly meetings on appropriate means, approaches and activities to develop the financial resources necessary to carry out their respective missions and operations.

At the Yearly Meeting’s direction, the committee may develop specific fundraising goals, plans, programs and materials to support both covenant donations from monthly meetings and individuals. It also may advise the Yearly Meeting on the development and implementation of a gift acceptance policy, especially regarding the permitted or designated uses of restricted gifts.

Also with the Yearly Meeting’s approval, the committee may recruit, train and supervise the work of volunteers and others engaged in training, consultation, prospecting and solicitation activities on behalf of the Yearly Meeting.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees

Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committe membership and committee clerking.

Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.

Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coorcinating committee clerks.

Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.