Slide

Our Vision

The Council is a strategic resource bringing nonprofit management expertise to American military spouse clubs globally. The Council draws on decades of military spouse experience leading nonprofits, charitable organizations, and military spouse clubs. Combining subject-matter experts from all military branches enables the Council to advocate positive change through key strategic relationships.

About The Council

Subject Matter Expert Military Spouses,
Helping Military Spouse Club Leaders,
Help Military Spouses

The Council brings together nonprofit professionals in the military spouse community to support modern military spouse clubs.

The Council For Military Spouse Clubs (the “Council”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to educating, training, and providing resources to American military spouse clubs and their charitable nonprofits operating on military installations worldwide in order to preserve, perpetuate, and improve their governance and operations as nonprofit organizations.

The Council’s membership helps fellow military spouse clubs operate better, more efficiently, and more effectively than they are able to acting by themselves. We help military spouse club organizations take the administrative headache out of running a nonprofit.

Our Mission

Supporting Good Governance
and Operations of
Military Spouse Clubs and
Their Charitable Nonprofits
Across the Globe

Subject Matter Expertise

Subject matter experts serve on the Board of Directors to lead member services such as best practices guides, legal information guides, governance & policy templates, and webinars on topics affecting military spouse clubs.

Committee & Networking Opportunities

Military spouses can make a lasting impact on military spouse clubs worldwide by serving in Committee membership roles, supporting the Council's projects, and sharing ideas in the Council's network.

Access to Critical Resources

The Council will foster a collaborative community of military spouses inspired to learn, grow, and change military spouse club governance and operations to meet the challenges of the modern legal, operational, and compliance environment. Access to subject-matter focused committees, a private members only Facebook group and third party resources cultivated for members are just the beginning of benefits for members.

Our Mission

Supporting Good Governance
and Operations of
Military Spouse Clubs and
Their Charitable Nonprofits
Across the Globe

Subject Matter Expertise

Subject matter experts serve on the Board of Directors to lead member services such as best practices guides, legal information guides, governance & policy templates, and webinars on topics affecting military spouse clubs.

Committee & Networking Opportunities

Military spouses can make a lasting impact on military spouse clubs worldwide by serving in Committee membership roles, supporting the Council's projects, and sharing ideas in the Council's network.

Access to Critical Resources

The Council will foster a collaborative community of military spouses inspired to learn, grow, and change military spouse club governance and operations to meet the challenges of the modern legal, operational, and compliance environment. Access to subject-matter focused committees, a private members only Facebook group and third party resources cultivated for members are just the beginning of benefits for members.

Our Mission

Supporting Good Governance
and Operations of
Military Spouse Clubs and
Their Charitable Nonprofits
Across the Globe

Subject Matter Expertise

Subject matter experts serve on the Board of Directors to lead member services such as best practices guides, legal information guides, governance & policy templates, and webinars on topics affecting military spouse clubs.

Committee & Networking Opportunities

Military spouses can make a lasting impact on military spouse clubs worldwide by serving in Committee membership roles, supporting the Council's projects, and sharing ideas in the Council's network.

Access to Critical Resources

The Council will foster a collaborative community of military spouses inspired to learn, grow, and change military spouse club governance and operations to meet the challenges of the modern legal, operational, and compliance environment. Access to subject-matter focused committees, a private members only Facebook group and third party resources cultivated for members are just the beginning of benefits for members.

Subject Matter Expertise

Our Subject Matter Experts Support
12 Critical Segments of Nonprofit Management

The Council has the best of the best nonprofit-minded professionals dedicated to improving military spouse club governance and operations!

  • Board Development & Training
  • Commercial Enterprise
  • Development, Fundraising & Sponsorships
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Events
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Marketing, Social Media & Public Relations
  • Membership & Community Management
  • Military Installation Relations
  • Scholarships & Philanthropy

Our History

From Legal Information Guide
to Global Council

The Council evolved from a years-long effort to draft a legal information guide for military spouse clubs into a bigger goal of bringing together experienced nonprofit professionals in the milspouse community to provide education, training, networking and leadership opportunities focused on milspouse clubs.

How to Become a Member

Our eligible members include military spouse clubs across the world which are organized as unincorporated associations and incorporated nonprofit corporations, and either do not have federal tax-exempt status, or are recognized under Section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code, and their affiliated for-profit and not-for-profit businesses.

Eligible members are organized for purposes including the support of military spouses at a designated military installation, or surrounding areas, and often times operate as “welfare” or “social” organizations with or without thrift shops and gift shops.

Membership is open!

Community

Our Founding Members

Bavaria Community & Spouses' Club

Bavaria, Germany

Bronze Founding Member

Belvoir Spouses' Club

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Gold Founding Member

Our Team

Meet the Council Leadership

Bobbie Collins
Co-Founder
Candice McPhillips
Co-Founder, CFO & Treasurer
Julie Taufa'asau
Co-Founder, Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer
Amy Trask
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Carolyn Crissman
CEO & Chair
Tim Selby
Chief Information Officer
Tracy Steele
Chief Operating Officer
Jamie Schneider
Chief Marketing Officer
Katherine Chiriboga
Chief Relationship Development Officer
Liz McKenrick
Director of New Initiatives
Birgit Hayhurst
Director of Finance & Accounting
Betsy Gilland
Director of Board Training
Cynthia Giesecke
Director of Scholarships & Philanthropy
Kyra Mailki
Director of Commercial Enterprise
Tiffany Kelley
Director of OCONUS Membership
Vincent Toth
Director of Diversity & Belonging
Teyaka Booker
Director of Diversity - Nominations

Donate

If you are interested in our mission, please donate to support our growing organization!

Our Latest News

Read about the activities of the Council.

Treasurer: It Just Makes Cents

Are you new to being a treasurer or wanting to get tips on starting the board year off right with your club’s financial records and planning? Join us for an …

Our Latest News

Read about the activities of the Council.

CONTACT US!

Membership is Open! Join for FREE! More info at Membership.

X