When a local chapter is inactive, it is usually due to a lapse in the leadership. Chapter officers may move out of the area, become overwhelmed with their job or other responsibilities, or simply become burned out with their volunteer activities. When a chapter is inactive, it doesn’t necessarily mean the local membership is uninterested — often a reactivation campaign can breathe new life into a dormant chapter. The following guide outlines some of the possible steps for reactivating an inactive chapter, and the policies and guidelines related to that process as developed by the Networking Leadership Council.
This policy was adopted by the Chapter Operations Board at the April 1997 Meeting. It outlines the requirements necessary for reactivating chapters to have their dues rebate checks reinstated.
A plan of action for the next 6-12 months of operations, including a budget.
Current and previous year’s Tax filings (U.S Chapters only) or a letter stating that there has been no tax filing
Slate of interim officers
The RVP will review the chapter plans, documents, and request for funds, and will approve the plan or coach the chapter regarding revisions. If the plan is approved, the RVP will coordinate with IIE Headquarters on release of start-up funds. Once the chapter has demonstrated action toward the plan and the RVP is reasonably certain the chapter is functioning sufficiently, the RVP will coordinate with IIE Headquarters to have regular chapter dues installments reinstated and held back dues released.