Chapter Leadership Guidebook

Advice for Establishing and Maintaining a Successful NSPRA Chapter

Cover of Chapter Leadership Guidebook

Based on input from chapter leaders, NSPRA compiled a Chapter Leadership Guidebook in 2008* to help current and incoming chapter officers learn more about NSPRA, the role of state chapters and the timelines, tasks and responsibilities of chapter leaders. The guidebook offers tips on recruiting chapter members, meeting and program planning, recognitions and awards, keeping members engaged and active, and developing a fiscally sound state association. It also provides information about becoming more active at the national level, including hosting an NSPRA Seminar and running for the NSPRA Executive Board.

* Some practices outlined in the guidebook have changed since it was first published. For clarification on any sections, contact Associate Director Mellissa Braham at or (301) 519-1227.

Share Your Ideas for the Guidebook

The Chapter Leadership Guidebook is ready for an update! Submit your chapter's best practice/program ideas and sample materials to Associate Director Mellissa Braham at to help keep this resource relevant for today's chapter leaders.

Additional Resources

The following documents are referenced in the guidebook and may be downloaded for chapter use:

The following documents are samples of prior chapter conference/meeting agendas: