Chapters can reach a unique audience for programs that national cannot. Understand the benefits of chapters, how conflicts arise, and how to support them.
Of the CEOs who were interviewed for this report, these were the insights to the advantages and disadvantages of chapters.
Implementing a new chapter model is possible! We share how three associations decided to restructure and move to a new chapter model.
Two organizations share their experience restructuring chapters and 8 obstacles to avoid if you're thinking about a big change at your organization.
A key discovery of the research highlighted one of the potential pitfalls of increasingly complex national-chapter structures: chapter alignment.
Are the national-chapter relationships of your association best described as ‘strained’? Your organization is not alone. Read what CEOs think of chapters.
After a high-profile scandal, USA Gymnastics now has to rebuild its board as well as trust in its organization. Read how this scandal has the organization doubling down on transparency, one governance professional says, can help get a scandal-damaged organization back on its feet.
Associations are tweaking, evolving and revamping their chapter models and programs. Peggy Hoffman, CAE, shares lessons from the 2017 Association Component Exchange. Read about examples from RAPS, NCACPA, IEC and more from their experience embracing new chapter models in their organization.
Creating an affiliation agreement ensures both parties know and meet their obligations. Does your organization offer these terms for chapters? Regardless of the organizational structure- it is critical that an affiliation agreement exists between parent organizations and regional chapters to mitigate these risks.
In part 1 of the mini-series, we’ll be covering what information you should consider including in your Chapter Playbook in regards to finances, dues and governance. We’ll also share key questions to ask yourself to ensure you’re providing the most valuable, through information and guidance to your chapters.