The Finance Committee
Learn about the Finance Committee
What We Do
The Finance Committee takes responsibility for raising the money that the Washington County Democrats will need to cover their budget on a yearly basis. The funds that we raise each year allow our county party to take a multifaceted and highly effective approach to drive Democratic turnout and promoting progressive Democratic policies in our county.
Most of the fundraising that we do occurs at our three yearly fundraisers: SpringFest (March or April), Summer Picnic (July or August), and the Neuberger Banquet (October or November). Additional fundraising avenues that we pursue include our sustaining donor program (known as the Blue Horizon Fund) and sales of custom merchandise.
Who We Are
As Finance volunteers, we are people who recognize that our fundraising efforts empower voters and grassroots activists. By helping to amplify the voices of everyday citizens right here in Washington County, the money that we raise directly supports democracy, in the most fundamental sense of the word. And each of us likes seeing the money that we raise turn into local Democratic wins at election time! Finance team members are diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and experience.
If you like to or would be interested in learning:
- to plan events,
- keep projects organized and on track, or,
- market events and merchandise.
Some volunteers may be comfortable with:
- managing our auction software,
- networking with donors,
- being creative on small budgets, or,
- asking people to donate money or items.
What We Look For
We look for volunteers that can attend 4-6 event planning meetings in advance of each fundraiser, or who are willing to work on their own time in coordination with the Finance Chair or Event Chair. Our planning volunteers are team players even when they’re taking the lead, and they often have creative or decisive personalities. Our on-site event volunteers are good at following directions, asking lots of questions, and helping to solve problems.