Read through the Chapter Handbook
to review membership benefits, recruitment techniques, developing chapter bylaws, creating job descriptions, chapter finances, activity planning, and advocacy. Use the book as a training tool when orienting new leaders.
ASDA created more than 20 detailed how-to guides
to help chapter leaders navigate through leadership transitions, on-boarding members, fundraising, community service and much more. Share these resources with the members of your leadership team to help them in their roles.
To help plan a productive and effective year, ASDA put together chapter deadlines
for events and applications.
Log in to My ASDA
and go to the chapter portal to download a list of members, update your chapter committees, register for national events and find your chapter’s tax ID number.
When creating bylaws, committees and elected positions, refer to sample position descriptions
, organizational structure
and constitution & bylaws template
to get started.
When planning for chapter events throughout the year, create sponsorship forms
to secure support for your events. Additionally, waiver forms
can protect your chapter during high-risk outings and prevent liability.
Filing for group exemption
with ASDA is the easiest way for chapters to obtain tax-exempt status from the federal government. The deadline to submit documents to ASDA is August 30, so begin considering after chapter elections have been confirmed.
Use prepared chapter presentations
to promote ASDA, educate members on ideal resumes/CVs, recruit predentals and navigate student debt.
National leader training
videos can educate your leaders on the structure of ASDA, governance documents, strategic planning and goal setting. Review the new chapter president video
. Be sure to check deadlines and locations of upcoming national meetings
Start planning your application for ASDA awards
to recognize the achievements, hard work and dedication of your chapter.
Apply for chapter grants
for membership outreach, advocacy events, community service, technology and wellness to help fund your chapter’s activities.
Learn new ideas from successful chapters by watching webinars
from our chapter management series.