Creating a Stellar Chapter Development Plan
The purpose of this chapter development plan is to create a pathway to enhance, revive and inspire chapters to flourish.
Why do you need a chapter development plan? How can having one help your association and it’s chapters? These are the 8 areas to focus on when developing your own chapter development plan. Download our 2017 Chapter Development Plan Template here.
- Set Your Intent: What do you want to get out of this? What are your current goals? What is leadership asking for from you?
- Executive Summary: Create a concise statement about the overall health of your chapters.
- Chapter Development Goals: List 3-5 goals you’d like to accomplish in the next year. Create actionable sub-tasks and determine who this will be assigned to.
- General Support: What general support do you provide to your chapters? List out all tasks/services and tool that National provides.
- Issues of Concern: What drives you nuts about your chapters? What should they be doing, but aren’t?
- Do Your Research: Conduct some research, get some stats. Find 3 to begin the process.
- Analysis of Chapters: List out all of your chapters. Provide at least one strength, weakness and opportunity/recommendation per chapter.
- Review Goals: Now that you have a good idea on your chapters’ strengths and weaknesses, use that to revise and update your goals.