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Most Improved Chapter Award


The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor (1) a chapter that has shown the most improvement or progress in one or more evaluation areas. An award of $300 is granted by the Eastern Region to the Most Improved Chapter. A Chapter may win in only one category per year (Outstanding Chapter of the Year or Most Improved Chapter Awards).

Criteria:

  • Innovation and Diversity in Chapter Programs


Describe your most significant Chapter-sponsored meetings and programs, and/or provide a synopsis of each, to include number in attendance. Provide any information on special ceremonies or events which occurred at one or more of the scheduled meetings. Also describe any special conferences which the chapter either hosted or co-hosted with other professional groups/associations. Please indicate any “firsts” for the Chapter.

 

  • Resourcefulness in Publicity and Marketing

Describe actions taken to market Chapter activities or attract new members to the Chapter. These may include preparation of brochures/informational literature, use of print or video and/or use of membership drives. Please include the total membership for the year of nomination and the year immediately preceding such nomination. Please indicate how these efforts have differed from those used in the past.

 

  • Effectiveness of Operations

Describe the Chapter’s organizational structure and provide a copy of the Bylaws. Provide a copy of the annual report/summary which is distributed to the Chapter membership. Provide information including the number of IPMA members who have become affiliated with the Chapter.
 

  • Support for Community Activities

Describe your most significant community service activities which the Chapter participated in or sponsored and provide copies of any media coverage provided to these activities. Provide information on scholarship, professional exchange, or internship programs sponsored by the Chapter. Please indicate which of these where “firsts” for the Chapter.

 

  • Other Information

Provide information on any other unique or special features of the Chapter’s operation or membership. This may include information on Chapter members who are active in Eastern Region or IPMA members who are currently serving on national committees.
Nominations are to be limited to no more than three (3) single spaced typed pages.