Become A Chapter Leader

Become a Chapter Leader: Starting a local ImprovingBirth chapter is easier than you think! We've got a network of local chapter leaders who can offer support, as well as lots of tools and resources to help you get started.

No Need to Reinvent the Wheel we can help you Save Time and Energy.

As a chapter of ImprovingBirth Network, you have access to information and templates for putting together meetings, conferences, birth resource guides and much more.


Infrastructure 

  • Non-Profit Status: We eliminate the time-consuming and expensive process of filling out and filing the extensive IRS paperwork involved in creating a non-profit organization. As a chapter of BirthNetwork National, you come under the umbrella of our 501(c)(3) group exemption status.
  • Financial Support: IBNs Financial Director takes care of all IRS paperwork for all of our chapters, including filing the annual tax return.
  • Event Insurance when needed. Many locations will require event insurance. ImprovingBirth Network purchases $1,000,000 year-round event insurance
  • Seamless Membership Processing:  Our online back-office takes care of the administrative busy work of managing your membership for you. Membership renewals, reminders, and thank-you letters are automatically sent out for you. You will have access to all of your important chapter information, plus features like event planning, e-blasts and more.
  • Website: Each chapter has a page on our national website to advertise their chapter's information, or simply link to their own chapter website. Chapter Leaders also have their own private resource section full of templates and useful materials.

 Chapter Support 

  • Administrative Support: ImprovingBirth Network Administrator walks you carefully through the chapter start-up process. She is available to answer questions by telephone and email for support as needed.
  • Chapter Leader Resources: ImprovingBirth Network provides many resources for brand-new and existing Chapter Leaders.
  • Ongoing Support: Our Membership Coordinator will help answer questions you may have during the group startup process and provide ongoing support and resources for all chapters new and old.
  • Support From Other Leaders Throughout The Country: Communicate with other motivated activists working to improve maternity care. Chapter Leaders across the country share ideas and support each other.

Flexibility

  • Programs: Chapters have a good deal of flexibility in what programs they want to focus on in their community. You could do consumer meetings, put together a yearly rally, conference or birth fair, create a birth resource guide, do educational outreach or much, much more.

Online Guide

  • Can’t create a paper resource guide in your town right now? No worries- there will be an online version at www.improvingbirth.org. One advantage that birth professionals that are members of your chapter will have is an online listing in the “Birth and Beyond Guide”, ImprovingBirth Networks online guide of Mother-Friendly providers who are members of the network.

 


Requirements

  • All chapter leaders must be either an Advocate or Premier level member
  • Each chapter requires a minimum of 2 leaders (please only apply if you have a co-leader already establish)
  • There must not be another chapter within a 30 mile radius. (Some exceptions can be made, please email us before applying)
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