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    ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) Request for Proposals (RFP) Now Open!

    The 2018 ALC RFP is now open! The deadline is Monday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m. Selected facilitators receive free registration for the conference, October 11-13. Visit for details.

    Review a recording of the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference (ALC) 2018 RFP Webinar to learn more about the RFP process prior to submitting.

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    Mandatory IRS Filing Requirements

    IRS Deadline: May 15

    Forms 990 or 990-N must be filed every year by the 15th day of the fifth month after the close of the chapter’s tax year. For most chapters this will be May 15, 2018, for the 2017 tax year. All chapters must submit their own chapter filing to the IRS. Failure to file for three consecutive years could lead to the loss of the chapter’s tax-exempt status.

    For assistance, review the job aid on understanding tax filings.

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    Apply for the 2019-2021 National Advisors for Chapters (NAC)

    Chapter presidents and past presidents interested in continuing their leadership development are encouraged to apply for the NAC! ATD is currently accepting applications through Monday, June 4.

    Please submit the online form, or learn more about serving on NAC or one of ATD’s other chapter-related committees by reading the committees-at-a-glance document.

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    Chapter of the Month (COM)

    Rochester Chapter: TED Talk Format of Programs to Increase Attendance

    After polling members, the chapter completely restructured its programming to offer one event with smaller, bite-sized presentations containing more variety and networking opportunities. The board recruited volunteers in the chapter as guides and speakers for the event and hosted the program at a local art gallery. Because of the effort, the chapter increased event attendance in addition to chapter membership and created more buzz in the community. After the events, the board received great feedback from attendees and gained four new community partners.

  • Sharing Our Success (SOS) 2018
    Sharing Our Success (SOS)

    The SOS program helps chapters improve through finding and sharing easy-to-use ideas, resources, and practices.

    Central Florida: Chapter Elections in a Digital Box

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    Chapter Leader Onboarding and Orientation Webcast: View the Recording

    View the recording to learn what every chapter leader needs to know to get started. An overview of specific chapter leader resources and tools are included along with Chapter Leader Community (CLC) shortcuts.

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    75th Anniversary

    Share the role ATD has played in your professional and personal life for its 75th anniversary!
    • Email longer reflections and stories to We’ll be compiling these and sharing them throughout the year.
    • Share your story on social media using the hashtag #ATDat75.

  • CARE 2018
    Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE): Update to Joint Membership Activities in 2018

    Joint membership activities are included in CARE to help chapters be successful by using best practices. Review the recent webcast by the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) CARE team to learn more!

    Beginning in 2018, the following changes go into effect to streamline joint membership activities:
    • Add participating in the chapter membership on the ATD Store program in addition to sharing joint membership best practices (whether on NAC area calls, through the Sharing Our Success—SOS—program, or at ALC) as recommended activities to make a list of 20 recommended joint membership activities.
    • Eliminate foundational activities, making no one activity required for completion over others.
    • Decrease the number of minimum activities from 13 to 10 to make tracking and completion of activities more manageable for chapter leaders.

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    2018 Power Membership Rates Are Now In Effect!

    Marketing materials promoting the exciting changes to membership are available. Chapter leaders can use these resources to discuss the improved benefits and new rates with chapter members, and update their websites, Power Member communications, and more. The available materials include updated Power Member benefits tables, a promotional flyer, digital Power Membership brochure, an email template, PowerPoint slides, and updated HTML code for a Power Member page. Chapters in need of hard copy membership brochures should contact their chapter relations manager (CRM).

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    Wild Apricot Pricing Plan Changes

    The price of Wild Apricot plans will increase on chapters’ next renewal date after April 3, 2018. Chapters participating in the Wild Apricot Partnership Program will continue to receive 20 percent off subscription prices. Along with the pricing change, Wild Apricot is also adding new features across all plans, including unlimited administrators, an online store, and a mobile app for members.

    Review the full details and updates.

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    New Provider for Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance

    ATD has a new partnership with Lockton Financial Services to establish individual Directors and Officers (D&O) policies for interested chapters. Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (often called D&O) is liability insurance offering protection to an organization (such as an ATD chapter) against “wrongful acts,” or a breach of “duty,” of its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers.

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    ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition

    May 6-9, San Diego

    · Plan your chapter team if at least five members from your chapter are attending ATD 2018 and get discounted rates! Email Natasha Porter to set up your team.
    · Earn revenue for your chapter through the Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP). Receive up to $80 for each registration received using your chapter’s code.

ATD Updates
  • Membership on the Store
    Add Your Chapter’s Membership to the ATD Store

    Review the benefits of participation and determine if your chapter is eligible by reading the requirements document. Questions? Contact Erin Murphy.

    Currently, 40 chapters are participating in the membership on the store program. Congratulations to the newest chapters added to the store, Central Pennsylvania and Detroit!

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    Make Adaptive Learning Work for You!

    Create learning that caters to your team’s various skill levels and improves understanding, engagement, and performance. Read facilitator Christina Yu’s latest insight to further realize the benefits of adaptive learning; then, take the next step and conceptualize and implement an adaptive course through our newest certificate, Instructional Design for Adaptive Learning.