The Organization Committee is responsible for managing the financial and logistical aspects of the Maryville Downtown Association by:
- Fundraising – for projects and administration, from donations and sponsorships
- Managing Membership – by recruiting new members and retaining existing members
- Managing Volunteers – by recruiting and maintaining a volunteer force and supervising them
- Promoting the Association – to downtown interests and the public
An integral part of the Downtown Association and a vital role of the Organization Committee is fundraising. The Organization Committee focuses its fundraising efforts in a few key areas:
- Event Sponsorships
Membership to the Maryville Downtown Association is not limited to only businesses in the downtown district. Any business or individual is free to join and participate in the Maryville Downtown Association. The Association is a great way to network, volunteer, be active in the community and participate in the direction of downtown Maryville.
Membership Levels include:
- Community Supporter
- Business Member
Each year the Maryville Downtown Association partners with a select number of key businesses in the community. These are businesses that share a common commitment and vision of revitalizing historic downtown Maryville into a vibrant, charming and unique gathering place.
The Organization Committee is responsible for maintaining and supervising a database of volunteers for the many events held annually by the Downtown Association. No matter the volunteers capabilities, skill set or availability, with the many Downtown Association events, we can find a spot for any volunteer. Annual events for volunteers include but are not limited to:
- Friday Night Lights
- Holiday Market
Grants are a great way for any non-profit to access available funds to accomplish their goals. For the Maryville Downtown Association, that goal is to revitalize and improve upon an already wonderful downtown community. The Organization Committee is responsible for identifying funding needs for specific projects and finding potential grants.
The Organization Committee continually searches for new grants, maintains a database of available grants, coordinates with local businesses and city officials on what available grants best fit the downtown needs, and assists in grant writing.