The Executive Team is responsible for ensuring that The Berkeley Project achieves its goals of providing high-impact community service. In order to realize these goals, we regularly communicate with the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley administrators, and service organizations at Cal and beyond. In addition to leading weekly meetings and planning out the logistics for Berkeley Project Day, we are also in charge of guiding each committee and make sure that we reach our full potential as a team.
The Finance Committee serves its function by keeping The Berkeley Project alive and running by maintaining funding accounts and budgeting. We are responsible for applying to numerous on- and off- campus grants, as well as coming up with ways to fund our project costs in the long term such as by partnering with the City of Berkeley and incentivizing sponsors. Recording cash flow and reviewing financial decisions for the Berkeley Project Core is another key aspect to Finance. Lastly, we strive to ensure our events' success behind the scenes while managing financial reimbursements and communicating with other committees to discuss spending throughout the planning process. Our committee not only works hard to meet deadlines and keep The Berkeley Project funded, but we also have the best time getting to work with every other committee!
The Marketing committee is responsible for the branding of The Berkeley Project, via online and on campus platforms. Our aim is to create a consistent image of BP that is inviting and to project that to the campus and wider community. Our main tasks include the aesthetics of BP; the design and production of flyers, promotional items, committee and volunteer gear, banners, signboards, etc. The marketing committee works closely with the Recruiting committee in outreach and we are constantly looking for opportunities to raise BP's profile and awareness on and off campus.
The Recruiting committee recruits! The main goal of this committee is to inform the on and off campus community of the event, and to encourage participation from all areas of Berkeley. To do this, Recruiting is in charge of all on and off campus publicity, press releases, application to awards, and management of all other media outlets. They are also in charge of planning the before event on BP Day.
The Site Planning Committee is entirely responsible for the acquiring all the worksites for BP volunteers. In constant contact via countless e-mails and phone calls with passionate and energetic city workers and community organizers, Site Planning organizes and manages the site logistics for all BP Days.
The Sponsorships Committee is primarily responsible for the successful execution of the opening ceremonies, all food, and the after event. Our most important, yet most time-consuming, task is to ensure sponsorships from local eateries and businesses. Being a nonprofit student run community service organization, our interests are primarily geared towards food donations rather than monetary donations. We are also responsible for ensuring the aesthetic beauty of all Berkeley Project events.
The Volunteer Committee serves as the link between the Berkeley Project Core and it's participants. It is responsible for appointing Site Leaders and organizing the entire volunteer workforce. As such, the primary tasks include designing and processing registration forms, allocating groups to sites, and responding to all questions from volunteers. In addition, the Volunteer Committee also runs training sessions and social events to prepare Site Leaders for the event.
The Web Committee's goal is to establish the online presence of The Berkeley Project. Web's main tasks can be generalized into two categories: design (coding and stylizing the website's layout) and development (programming features that will enhance the user experience for volunteers and committee members).