Sub-Units: Proposal Five



Watch the webinar recording for Sub-Units and their Relationship to One Another.

We encourage you to use the PowerPoint presented at the webinar and the Structure Modernization Discussion Guide to help facilitate conversations in your networks.  

Sub-Units: Collaborative Approach to Grassroots

  • Chapters can opt out of IRS status
  • Chapters without IRS are supported by states
  • State council presents annual action plan for debate and vote at state conference
  • Chapters contribute to State action plan, execute whatever is possible for them
  • State officers manage finances, bookkeeping & regulatory compliance for Chapters w/o IRS status
  • National Action Campaigns:
    • Board leads strategic action campaign planning
    • Conference resolutions (as statements of policy) and Board guide national action plans
    • National pushes materials to states for state action plans, states push out to chapters
    • National facilitates info-sharing between states working on similar legislation/projects
    • States facilitate work between and among chapters

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