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Chapter Development Toolkit
The Chapter Development Toolkit is your one-stop source for information and tools that will help your chapter meet the needs of your members.  Items that are listed in blue text are currently available for your use.  Items listed in black text are currently in development.  Check back often for new tools and creative ideas.

Best Practices & Innovative Ideas

Success Stories

Top Ten Lists

  • Top Ten Strategies to Recruit AmeriCorps Alums Chapter Members
  • Top Ten Fundraising Activities for AmeriCorps Alums Chapters
  • Top Ten Strategies to Engage Alums with Disabilities in Your Chapter Events
  • Top Ten Professional Development Workshop Topics to offer to your local AmeriCorps Alums members
  • Top Ten 2-hour Service Projects

Talking Points

Promotional Materials

Chapter Leadership & Structure
Chapter Start-Up & Development
Roles & Responsibilities of a:
  • Chapter Leader
  • Webpage Manager
  • Advocacy Chairperson
  • Service Chairperson
  • Outreach/Mentoring Chairperson
  • Networking Chairperson
  • Professional Development Chairperson
  • Buddy Chapter
Fiscal Structure
  • What is a Fiscal Agent, and Why Does My AmeriCorps Alums Chapter Need One?
  • Sample Memorandum of Understanding between an AmeriCorps Alums Chapter and a Hands On Network Affiliate serving as its Fiscal Agent
  • Sample Memorandum of Understanding between an AmeriCorps Alums Chapter and a local non-profit organization serving as its Fiscal Agent
  • Steps Required for your AmeriCorps Alums Chapter to become an Independent 501(c)3 Organization
  • Sample Bylaws of an AmeriCorps Alums Chapter Advisory Board
  • Roles & Responsibilities of a Chapter Advisory Board Member

AmeriCorps Alums National Organization



  • Mission Statement
  • A Brief History of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Staff Bios
  • Leadership Council Structure & Members
  • Organizational Priorities and Strategies for 2007
  • Online Community:
  • Member Discounts
  • Change Leader Conference Calls
  • National Alums Book Club Discussions
  • Hospitality Network
  • MLK Jr Day of Service Grant Application
  • Eli Segal Award Nomination Form
  • AmeriCorps Alums Annual Leadership Conference
  • AmeriCorps Alums Regional Gatherings
  • Facilitation of State-wide AmeriCorps Alums Initiatives
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