Guidelines for Developing a Local Chapter

NALIP Chapters will be comprised of dues paying members in good standing of NALIP National. They will agree to operate in accordance with the mission and guidelines prescribed by NALIP National as set forth in the Bylaws and Membership Handbook, and will be formed according to geographic/regional interests. Under special circumstances, a chapter may be formed according to other "special" interest areas as determined by membership; in these cases, chapter application will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

These are recommended guidelines for developing a local chapter, and can be modified according to the expressed concerns of membership in the Chapter area:

A. Develop a start up committee of 5-7 individuals.

B. Develop a statement of purpose (e.g. To expand professional development opportunities for Latino media makers and their supporters in Texas.)

C. Start-up committee to host a networking reception to introduce potential members to organization (Reception to be co-hosted with support from representatives from national).

D. Follow NALIP’s National by-laws and guiding principles.

E. Establish Membership Committee.

F. Establish Membership Services (Sample list provided below):

• Host networking events quarterly (open to members & non-members)
• Agree to participate in NALIP Job Bank (e.g. through usage of listserv / identification of resources)
• Initiate professional development workshops/seminars for members in good standing in conjunction with NALIP National

G. Establish formal protocols regarding chapter meetings, events and services

H. Enter into a fiscal sponsorship agreement with NALIP National to be sponsored for the purposes of doing business as not-for-profit entity.