Best Practices for Chapter Affiliation Agreements

Best Practices for Chapter Affiliation Agreements

By: Nathan J. Breen

Chapters help national associations advance their mission at a regional or even local level, but they also create operational challenges and legal risks. Keep them well aligned with your organization's purpose and goals by crafting a strong affiliation agreement.

Chapters can provide substantial benefits for an association. They can greatly enhance its reach and visibility, provide members with a stake in the organization apart from the national group, and provide for a more regionally tailored focus for the association's offerings. ...