We are looking for one more ambitious RPCV to join the FOA board for next year as our Secretary/Treasurer. Joining the FOA board is a great way to shape the organization and give back to the Armenian people in a meaningful and lasting way. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
New RPCVs: sign up for your FREE first year of membership! We also welcome you to apply for the open board position!
The application for the 2016 Community Grants program is now available. The application deadline is December 31, 2016.
If you know of an interested serving volunteer or host organization in Armenia, please pass the word along! For questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The application for the 2015 Community Grants program is now available:
If you know of an interested serving volunteer or host organization in Armenia, please pass the word along!
For those interested in applying for the next grant cycle, the application is now available in pdf or doc format. If you know of an interested serving volunteer or host organization in Armenia, please pass the word along!
Two important messages from Friends of Armenia:
1. CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS!
Call for New Board Members at Friends of Armenia: Serving as a board member is a great opportunity to continue your commitment to the people of Armenia as well as support and stay involved in the Peace Corps community. We welcome nominations for all positions for the 2015 calendar year, especially from those motivated to use their passion and skills to contribute to the organization. Please let us know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: lead the organization, providing strategic direction and serving as an ambassador to external/internal groups to fulfill the mandate of FOA. Facilitate the successful execution of all FOA program initiatives and endeavors.
Secretary-Treasurer: Take notes from board meetings, maintain documents in shared document folders, report on the financial situation of FOA at all board meetings, maintaining all financial accounts and agreements with grant recipients.
Technology Officer: maintain all digital and technology properties of FOA, including all areas of email, website, and social media properties.
Membership Officer: work with the active and lapsed membership base to grow our footprint in early and recent groups of RPCV and PCV classes/groups. Lead strategic initiatives that grow our membership base, and inspire a sense of community amongst members.
Communication Officer: administer all strategic and ongoing communication activities, including the FOA newsletter, social media properties, communication with Post and front-end website publishing working in conjunction with the Technology Officer.
Email nominations to email@example.com
Nominations due: December 1st
Announcement of candidates: December 15th
Receiving input on candidates from membership: December 15-January 1st
Announcement of new board members: January 5, 2015
2. RESULTS FROM THE 2014 MEMBERSHIP SURVEY!
Who took the survey? 45 of 46 surveyors were RPCVs, 30 from groups A-15 -present, and 56.5% identified as active FOA members (meaning they’re current on their dues- thanks!).
WHAT PEOPLE LIKE
Most people (73.5%) are happy with frequency of newsletter.
Surveyors generally support the two grant cycles (85.7%)
Most are happy with the current board structure (62.5%)
In the coming year, FOA will begin to take the lessons we learned to shape our programs, meetings, communications, etc. Based on the survey, this might include:
● Extending membership options: 5 year, lifetime, or automatic renew payment options
● Work on our membership solicitation methods
● Reach out to early RPCVs to join FOA
● Change newsletters from PDF to HTML
● More of a social media presence
● Relay grant decision reasoning to membership
● More social updates from membership
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
Have you had an RPCV reunion or participated in any third goal activities lately? Did you finish a degree, start a new job, get married, or have a baby? We want to know! The survey showed that an overwhelming number of respondents would prefer more social updates from membership. In order to make that happen, we would love it if you could SEND US A PICTURE AND/OR BRIEF DESCRIPTION of your story, event, or update to include in the newsletters. Thank you in advance.
THE SURVEY WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.