Ascend Seattle Chapter's Committees

Want to take part in Ascend beyond the general membership of attending events?  We’d like to provide you the opportunity to participate in one of our committees below.  Please contact us sharing your interest along with your brief background and/or former relevant experience.

Our Events Committee plans and addresses all of the topics and logistics involved with planning a variety events.  Our events include professional development, entrepreneurship, networking, and volunteering.

We hours our annual gala in the fall.  The Gala Committee is committed to planning our annual gala; such details include finding a keynote speaker, determining the food and venue, finding entertainment, and all the little details in between.

Our Marketing team is a strong driver in getting the word out about our events and Ascend as an organization.  A few of the functions of Marketing includes coordination of obtaining marketing collateral, execution of emails to our members, and managing our social media.

A lot of tracking is involved in terms of our members.  This is where the Membership Committee comes in, primarily by tracking current, former, and potential members.  Membership also assists in obtaining feedback from both members and non-members, particularly after our events to ensure we’re providing the best events possible to our community.

Mentorship is very important for our organization, as our vision includes mentoring across multiple generations and incubating the next generation of leaders.  Our Mentorship Program is in the works and will include a lot of planning early on, including enrolling the participation of both mentors and mentees, as well as tracking throughout the program.

We are incredibly grateful to our chapter’s local sponsors.  To show our gratitude, we like to check in on sponsors and their Ascend members to ensure they are getting the most out of sponsorship and members.  We also like to inform them how their contributions help our organization.  There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities we offer from annual to event-specific sponsorship.

Student Affairs
We view our local student chapters as the future of our professional chapter–Ascend Seattle Chapter.  The Student Affairs Committee provides guidance to the student chapters to help them succeed in managing their chapters.  This committee also provides the link between our professional chapter and their student chapter to ensure the growth and help fulfill the potential of these students.