National Support Committee minutes and reports, 1946-1951
Scope and Contents
The National Support Committee of the national Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for securing funds for the work of the National Board in the United States and internationally. This includes fundraising activities, developing policy and procedure for the collection and use of contributions, soliciting and obtaining gifts from individuals and organizations, working with local associations in collecting their contributions and securing bequests and endowments. In addition, the committee discusses communication plans to local associations to emphasize the importance of national contributions and the support the National Board provides to local associations. Prior to 1948 the committee is referred to as the National Interpretation and Support Committee. Interpretation in the YWCA of the U.S.A. is usually referring to the act of representing and communicating the program and activities of the organization. For this committee it likely refers to the interpretation of the needs of the National Board to local associations. The role and activities of the committee seem to stay the same following the name change.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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- Fund raising
- Fund raising
- Leadership in women
- Nonprofit organizations -- Administration
- Nonprofit organizations -- Finance
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Women in development
- Young Women's Christian associations -- United States
- minutes (administrative records)
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