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NABJ Chapter Day 2011
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It's that time again to come together as Chapter Presidents and Chapter Leaders to learn and network!

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, NABJ Chapter Day 2011 will take place during the 36th Annual NABJ Convention in Philadelphia.
We encourage you to share this with other chapter officers/board members so that they too can learn the ins and outs of running a successful chapter. As we do every year, we are looking forward to great dialogue and a chance for you to meet your fellow presidents and chapter leaders.

Please note: Exact room for Chapter Day will be forwarded to attendants. Regional Caucuses also are being held on Aug. 3 from 3-5 p.m. Check schedule for exact location.

Please RSVP at

If you have questions, please email NABJ Council of Presidents Chair Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig at


9 a.m.                                Sign-in

·       Light continental breakfast


9:30 a.m.                                    Chapter President/Leaders 101  (Great for new presidents, other officers)


·       What are the basics? Who does what?

·       Holding closed vs. open meetings

·       Handbooks

·       Being financially sound


10:25 10:40 a.m.                    BREAK


10:40 a.m.                                    Creative fundraising

·       Who’s doing new things

·       How to obtain sponsors during a struggling economy

·       Partnering with community organizations


11:35 11:50 a.m.                    BREAK


11:50 a.m.                                     Auditing made fun

·       Okay, maybe not fun, but ways to help you prepare for the annual chore

·       The importance of getting them in on time

·       Step by step – how to complete each one correctly


12:45 1:45 p.m.                       LUNCH & Chapter Chat

·       Box lunch provided


                                    Social Media outreach

·       What’s the latest

·       How to make it a communications tools for your chapter

·       Maintaining websites, too


1:45 p.m.                                    Increasing membership during changing times

·       How to make chapter more inclusive to all levels of membership

·       How to reach out to associates

·       How do bloggers, community journalists fit into the mix


2:40 – 2:55 p.m.                    BREAK


3 – 3:55 p.m.                                    Candidates Forum

·       President Kathy Times

·       2011 NABJ candidates for all offices


3:55 – 4 p.m.                                    Closing thoughts                 
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