Chapters in turn receive value from the partnership as NANN supports them in the following ways:
- Offers a group exemption that allows chapters to be recognized as tax-exempt organizations.
- Acts as the conduit for the formation of the chapter structure, which allows chapters to conduct membership activities, provide educational programs, foster professional development, and promote networking.
- Creates opportunities for chapter members to move into national leadership positions.
- Allows the use of the national organization’s name & reputation.
- Provides Board of Director liaison representation as well as staff liaison assistance at national headquarters.
- Networking opportunities with other Chapters at the NANN Annual Conference.
- National recognition through Chapter Awards.
- Discounted conference registrations for chapters who submit their annual report on time.
NANN equips Chapters with tools for easy administration:
- Private online community group for Chapter Leaders.
- Membership recruitment resources:
- Mailing lists for recruitment efforts.
- Labels of members in your state/s.
- Monthly list of new NANN members in your area.
- Literature such as membership brochures, sample newsletter and Journal.
- NANN table skirt available for use at local meetings.
- Quarterly Chapter Conference calls to network, gather ideas, and connect with other chapter leaders.
- Chapter Leader Mentoring - direct assistance from more experienced chapter leaders who are eager to help you.
- Complimentary chapter dues invoicing with quarterly fund disbursements to the chapter.
- Design of chapter logo.
In order to maintain this partnership chapters are required to fulfill the following:
- Hold at least 2 meetings per calendar year.
- Follow a fiscal year from January 1 to December 31.
- Complete an annual chapter charter renewal and submit it by May 15.
- At minimum, elect a president and secretary/treasurer.
- File an online 990-N tax report with the IRS, and provide proof of filing to the NANN office by May 15 each year.
- All members must be NANN members.
- Local dues cannot be higher than national dues.
Through this partnership, NANN counts on the power of the local Chapter to:
- Provide services and support to NANN members at the local level.
- Foster leadership qualities.
- Mentor leaders for national positions.
- Encourage new graduates to enter a neonatal nursing career.
- Provide an avenue to bring in national members.
- Keep the organization in touch with the grassroots of membership, to assess trends, concerns, changing needs, etc.
- Cultivate engaged members that can be tapped as national level volunteers.
- Contribute to a sense of community within the organization.
- Provide marketing channels for products and services.