Chapter-driven Organizations - Zak

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These slides compliment the Chapter-driven Organizations Affinity Group. The group is meant to discuss proven practices for working within a chapter network.

Topic include resources provided to chapters, tools for collaboration, establishing mutual respect between chapters and headquarters, and maintaining unified outward-facing messaging across your network.

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Chapter-driven Organizations - Zak

  1. 1. Chapter-Driven Organizations April 8, 2010 Meredith Kennedy Chapter Organizational Development Associate U.S. Green Building Council Andrea Zak Chapter Resources Coordinator U.S. Green Building Council
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Group Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap Up </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>To share best practices for working within a chapter network </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss the challenges of keeping chapters aligned with headquarter’s priorities </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss ways to optimize communications with and thru your chapter network </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introductions <ul><li>Who are you and where are you from? </li></ul><ul><li>With what organization do you currently work? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the structure of your chapter network? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Discussion <ul><li>Why did your organization decide to create local affiliates? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the differences between the national and local affiliates? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Discussion <ul><li>What support does headquarters provide to the chapters? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monetary subsidies versus membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject matter expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit operations training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared intellectual property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT support: communications and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web applications and tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications & Marketing: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>templates and print collateral </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Discussion <ul><li>What tools do you have in place to facilitate collaboration between national and chapters ? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools do you have in place to facilitate collaboration between chapters ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discussion <ul><li>How are advocacy positions and campaigns communicated out to your chapter network? </li></ul><ul><li>What requirements do you have of your chapters promoting and supporting these initiatives? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you foster buy-in as your initiatives are in development? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure a chapter’s success in promoting these initiatives? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Discussion <ul><li>How do you foster mutual respect, trust and understanding between national and your network? </li></ul><ul><li>How are grassroots elements factored into the initiatives developed by national? </li></ul><ul><li>What channels are available to chapters to provide feedback and input into the work of national? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you for coming!
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