Committees

What interests you? Committees are an excellent way to become involved in CFMA. 

Community Involvement Committee

A portion of the Sacramento chapter’s mission statement reads: “Invest in community, charitable, and industry, endeavors”. The Community Involvement Committee maintains a relationship with our chapter’s charity recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento (BBBS). CFMA generally donates over $10,000 to this charity each year. We also participate in other events for the benefit of BBBS as well as promote their organization within CFMA. This committee also manages our Scholarship program each year; which provides cash scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 to eligible applicants each year. The committee generally meets monthly via conference call.

Meets: As-needed basis and when needed for the specific event (typically bi-monthly/weekly meetings during event, approx two times a year (Scholarships and Big Brothers Big Sisters) Advantages: Being able to be a part of a committee who gives back to the community. Skills Required: Passionate about giving back to the construction community and being involved in philanthropy

Content & Licensing Committee

The Content & Licensing committee is responsible for the development and delivery of session content to provide maximum business impact and development opportunities through education and trainings for the local construction financial industry; topics are related to finance, risk, development, leadership and technology. This committee is also responsible for the quality and profitability of each session, including the attendee experience, networking opportunities, session content and the facilitator(s) experience in delivery of the content.

Meets: As-needed basis. Advantages: Play a critical role in choosing the topics that will be a part of or annual sessions. Work closely with the speakers each year on the topics they will be presenting. Skills required: Strategy, copywriting.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee makes sure our members remain engaged in our chapter and that the member experience provides value by specific outreach efforts. This includes outreach to encourage participation at events and on committees within the chapter, and determining and executing incentives to enroll new members and retain current members.

Meets: Monthly via conference call. Advantages: Build relationships through direct outreach to current and prospective members. Skills Required: Good communication skills and occasional availability for direct outreach emails and phone calls to members and prospects.

Operations Committee

The Operations Committee works to secure all logistical details of Programs and Education events. Researching event venues and working with venue staff to confirm contracts, catering, and A/V needs are all functions of the Operations Committee. Operations is also responsible for all CPE related tasks and making sure our members are provided with the correct material to earn CPEs at the program and education events. Members of this committee typically attend the luncheons and assist the chapter’s Executive Administrator with logistics on the day of the monthly luncheons.

Meets: As-needed basis Advantages: Include having an influence on where and how our monthly luncheons and education events are held and carried out. Also firsthand connections with speakers/ presenters. Skills Required: Strong follow-through and monthly availability at luncheons is a requirement. Special

Peer Groups Committee: CFO, HR, IT

Peer groups meet to foster peer support and communication among CFMA general members by (1) Uniting CFOs/Controllers/Financial Managers (CFO Peer Group), HR Managers/ Directors/Specialists (HR Peer Group), IT Managers/Directors/Specialists (IT Peer Group), in the construction industry and (2) Providing a forum for these decision makers of their respective companies to meet, exchange ideas and receive education on specific topics of interest that focus on their high-level concerns and issues that they deal with on a daily basis

Meets: HR Peer groups meet up on a quarterly basis and the IT Peer groups every other month. Advantages: Being part of a group with your peers to be able to learn from other subject matter experts in the construction industry. Skills required: Should have experience in the group you are involved in.

Marketing & Communications Committee

Marketing & Communications (MarComm) is responsible for promotion of the Sacramento chapter via print & digital platforms, with a focus on articulating both the value of being an active member in our chapter, and attending the numerous events we hold throughout the year. This committee has the critical responsibility of branding and messaging every aspect of our chapter’s events; from monthly luncheons and education, to special events. Without this committee, success of CFMA would be difficult. All content that is shared externally from our chapter, including graphic design and copy are well planned, organized and distributed by this committee. The MarComm committee works closely with every other chapter committee to accurately and effectively create messaging and visuals that engage our current and potential members.

Meets: Monthly. Advantages: Play a critical role in the success of CFMA. We have a great team and we are always looking for organized and energetic people to join us. Skills Required: Marketing, design, social media, or copywriting experience is a plus, but not necessary.

Special Events Committee

The Sacramento Chapter hosts several special events per year, which generally include: Executive of the Year Awards Dinner & Ceremony, Golf Tournament, Leadership Dinner, Tech Forum, and the Holiday Social. We also host member-only events such as local sporting games/outings (Sacramento Kings and Rivercats), networking mixers, and fishing trips. The Special Events committee provides oversight to organize and plan each of these events, and obtains sponsors for certain events. The committee also brainstorms to develop new and exciting events for members and non-members too.

Meets: As-needed basis and when needed for the specific event, it’s usually bi-monthly/weekly and it’s typically three times a year (EOY, New Member Mixer, Kings Game). Advantages: Planning fun events. Skills Required: Organized and deadline driven.

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for securing all sponsorships for our chapter, including annual and special event sponsorships. This committee establishes how the sponsorship packages will be assembled and completes the outreach to our members’ companies to secure sponsorship commitments. October through March are the peak times for this committee; with outreach for the Holiday social, and Executive of the Year Awards (traditionally in early May), as well as implementation of annual sponsorships.

Meets: As needed basis - typically three times a year (Annual Sponsorships, EOY Sponsorships, Regional Conference Sponsorships) Advantages: Relationship building through direct outreach to all the members, and the chapter’s program partners. Skills Required: Understanding the passion and mission of the chapter, and willingness to put yourself out there to bring in other partners.

Executive of the Year