Professional Resources

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Chapter Health Initiative for Professionals (CHIP)

Recognition Framework

  • Certified

    Chapter confirms that it is active and current; able to maintain contact and do basic activities.
    • Administrative Zone

      Charter Status Active - 10 members, officers, and delegate(s) on NSBE Connect, or Petition Approved

      Constitution/Bylaws on file and current

    • Membership Zone

      One or more Membership Drive/Networking Mixer per year

    • Communication Zone

      Separately maintained E-mail list of members, prospective members, and stakeholders

      Social Media Presence on at least one platform

    • Programs Zone

      One Staple program per quarter executed locally and reported (PCI/CI/Prof Dev/TORCH)

    • Finance Zone

      Chapter Bank Account or other resource repository in place.

      501c3 status current (GEN Survey or Independent)

  • Silver

    Chapter shares formal plans and is executing some of NSBE's programming.
    • Administrative Zone

      Meets All Zone requirements of Basic Level

      Has a documented goal plan for year

      Regular General Body Meetings scheduled, held, and reported.

    • Membership Zone

      Formal member recruitment/retention strategy in goal plan

      Stable or Growing Membership

    • Communication Zone

      Submits at least one program/event report

      Up to date website

      Chapter has separate official e-mail accounts for its leaders

    • Programs Zone

      At least 2 professional development and/or community service events per year

      Collaborates in at least 2 events with a NSBE Jr. Chapter and/or Collegiate Chapter per year

    • Finance Zone

      Budget Developed

      Fundraising Tools created or other Financial/Resource Support mechanisms in place.

  • Gold

    Chapter is demonstrating measurable results from its programming and has threshold engagement with PEB/RPEB
    • Administrative Zone

      Meets All Zone requirements of Silver Level

      Demonstrates achievement of some goals in goal plan.

      Agendas and Minutes from General Body Meetings published for member consumption

    • Membership Zone

      > 75% of those who pay Local Dues also pay National Dues

      Formal Recognition Program for Member Success in place

    • Communication Zone

      Chapter-specific Marketing Materials created and used (banners, signs, brochures, flyers, etc.)

    • Programs Zone

      Conducts monthly programming events throughout the academic year.

      Programming executed in PCI, College Initiative, Professional development, and TORCH.

      Consistently supports at least 1 NSBE Jr. Chapter or Collegiate Chapter through the year

    • Finance Zone

      Budget managed in control; chapter financial/in-kind support at plan.

      Corporate/Community Partners formally recognized

  • Diamond

    Chapter is operating at a high level and is demonstrating significant mission- critical results (impact) from their work. Chapter is able to develop and share best practices through RPEB and PEB to share with other chapters.
    • Administrative Zone

      Meets All Zone requirements of Gold Level

      Demonstrated achievement of most goals in goal plan.

      Documented chapter work processes/procedures, including leadership transition.

    • Membership Zone

      Goals in chapter Membership Recruitment & Retention plan met.

      Member attendance at events at > 50% on average.

      > 85% of those who pay Local Dues also pay National Dues

    • Communication Zone

      Full Programs Data Reporting Participation

      Documentation and Sharing of Chapter Best Practice(s)

    • Programs Zone

      Conducts monthly programming events throughout the calendar year, including summer months.

      Chapter members attend National and Regional events (PDC, TPC, RLC, FRC, Zone Meetings).

      Chapter Members are SIG members, and SIG participation is tracked by chapter.

    • Finance Zone

      Awards college scholarships and/or award member professional development funding

      Independent audit of chapter finances conducted

Streamlined Reporting

CHIP Reporting Timing: 

  1. All Chapters are encouraged to participate.

  2. Monthly Reports

    1. Due by the end of the month 

    2. Certain reports (i.e. Chapter Profile, Chapter Leader Contacts) may be reported until the profile is complete or if there’s an update. 

    3. Monthly reporting aids Regional counterparts with providing more timely feedback and support if necessary. 

NOTE: All submissions for awards consideration at the Annual Convention must be submitted by January 31. This is a hard deadline with no flexibility.