The Marketing & Events Committee
promotes PIIC and its mission, projects, and events within the Penn community and to manage the image of PIIC within the larger social-impact sphere. Past marketing projects include collaborating with other social-minded clubs on events, developing a PIIC Travel Blog, and creating fliers and brochures for events and information sessions. There will be numerous opportunities to collaborate with the fundraising, project development, and events committees to effectively publicize our initiatives to the appropriate target audience. Individual committee member responsibilities include:
- Designing marketing materials for PIIC events
- Collaborating with other committees to generating standardized press packets for release
- Using networking tools and creative marketing to raise the profile of PIIC among NGO networks/social impact organizations
- Initiates and organizes club-wide external and internal events to promote social mission
The Project Development (PD) Committee is responsible for researching, contacting, and building partnerships with NGO's abroad. In the Fall PD members research and collaborate with NGOs to determine their capacity needs and from there, devise projects for students to best address those needs. In the spring, PD Members will work closely with the NGO and project team to further hammer out the logistics of the project. In the past few years, the Project Development Committee has contacted hundreds of NGOs across the world and laid the ground work for projects. Individual committee member responsibilities include:
- Sending emails to NGOs inquiring about partnering together
- Collaborating with NGOs to develop appropriate consulting projects both on-site and off-site.
- Selecting which NGOs to partner with.
The Impact Assessment (IA) Committee is responsible for increasing PIIC's presence and credibility by evaluating the club's impact on our NGO partners. In addition, IA is responsible for planning internal and external events such as business workshops, cultural panels, and trip preparation sessions to ensure that our trip teams are prepared for their projects. Individual committee member responsibilities include:
- Conducting exit interviews with trip participants and NGO partners to feedback on our consulting project's selection, recruitment, and preparation process
- Research and develop metrics, surveys, and other quantitative methods of evaluating our impact on NGOs
- Creating case studies that summarize our consulting projects
- Working with other clubs, professors, or students to learn about best practices in nonprofit consulting
- Determine and organize the most appropriate cultural and training workshops for projects.