Develops communication strategy to enable rapid dissemination of information throughout the community regionally, nationally and globally. Maintains the Orisa CDC's presence on Facebook, Twitter, my Space, etc. and keeps Orisa CDC website current. Promotes all Orisa CDC programs and events by subscribing to appropriate e-groups and developing and growing e-mail databases and address lists. As the appropriate talent and capacity becomes available, will develop community website where people can find interesting articles, commentary and information on tradition / culture, spirituality/ theology, social events, social commentary, etc. Relevant portions of information above could be pushed to community in the form of an electronic newsletter that also announces programs, community events, Ocha birthdays, etc. The Communications Committee will train key personnel to act as media spokesmen and women and will also have an anti-defamation type function whose purpose would be to develop and protect the image of Orisa worshippers and the tradition in the media. This would be accomplished by writing op-ends, sending press releases stating our position on issues and policies affecting our community and being available to the media when they need a statement from our community or an intelligent practitioner to speak to for research or other reasons.
Under the direction and leadership of the committee co-chairs and treasurer, the FF Committee is responsible for fundraising (grant writing, fund raising events, capital campaign development, etc) to fund activities of the Orisa CDC and move group towards having a full time staff. The finance section of the committee is responsible for book keeping, approval of expenditures, development of budgets and other financial functions deemed necessary for the effective operation of the Orisa CDC. Committee is comprised of co-chairs, treasurer, board members and committee volunteers. Long term, this committee will be responsible for investing capital funds, creating endowments, creating for-profit subsidiaries, etc. Will be stewards of capital assets such as facilities, CDC owned businesses, etc
Recruits, processes and provides orientation for new Orisa CDC members and then deploys them to their assigned committees. Also holds events to facilitate networking, social interaction, etc. Will also develop database of all members of the Orisa community to enable to the Orisa CDC to develop a demographic profile of the community.
It is through the Program Committee that the Orisa CDC delivers its true value to our community. The PC implements programs of the Orisa CDC by coordinating program delivery through Orisa CDC member organizations, external resources, and direct delivery from the Orisa CDC. Orisa CDC programs are grouped into three program areas being Economic Development, Community Development
This committee functions as the Orisa CDC‚Äôs official liaison with other Orisa entities and provide the primary catalyst and leadership in developing, in partnership with other Orisa entities, the necessary community organs for consensus building, Orisa organizational entity coordination and synergy, and eventual community governance systems, all in alignment with social model and strategic plans developed by the Orisa CDC board. This committee is the primary facilitator and salesperson in getting buy in and support for Orisa CDC‚Äôs strategic plan / social model for the community In the long term, committee would liaise with Orisa communities outside of our direct region (Philly‚ NYC) to help form other "chapters" of the Orisa CDC and work with those chapters to ensure uniformity of structure, mission and broad over arching social agenda and annual initiatives.