State Chapter Standards of Success

NAIFA state chapters must adhere to the following standards of success, consistent with the NAIFA mission, to ensure a quality member experience and to maintain operational strength.

 

Advocacy Programs
Grassroots APIC Program (Advisor Political Involvement Committee)
  • Coordinate the identification and maintenance of national, statewide and local area grassroots political contacts with an APIC program
  • Host or promote advocacy events, such as legislative days and annual state Day at the Capital to foster member interaction with state or federal legislators, regulators, and their staff
  • Promote attendance at the Congressional Conference and National Advocacy Meeting
IFAPAC Program
  • Coordinate statewide and local area IFAPAC fundraising events and promotions statewide and in local areas to increase the total amount of contributions and number of participants over the previous year
  • Encourage members to complete the IFAPAC Directive (pay-to-play rule compliance)
  • Budget for IFAPAC Administrative Fund contribution and attendance of a PAC representative to the National Advocacy Meeting
Lobbying
  • Monitor the impact of state insurance and securities legislation and regulation
  • Report legislative and regulatory issues addressed by the state to national and state members

 

Professional Development & Education Programs
  • Coordinate and offer state and national professional development, education, and networking programs
  • Communicate with members about state and national member benefit programs and meetings

 

Membership Programs
  • Maintain, communicate, and follow a membership development plan
  • Communicate with members to strengthen retention
  • Coordinate and hold membership presentations
  • Engage in membership recruitment outreach to prospective and lapsed members

 

Operations
Leadership
  • Maintain a state leadership team with representatives from throughout the state
Leadership Reporting
  • Report state officers, directors, committee members, and APIC contacts to national
Branding
  • Communicate with messaging that is consistent with the NAIFA brand
  • Seek positive media coverage using communications provided by national
Maintain a fiscal year that is consistent with the NAIFA federation

Respond to requests for information from national, including from the Trustee liaison

Corporate, tax, and PAC filings; Audit; Insurance
  • Maintain state incorporation status, and complete appropriate filings
  • Maintain federal (and state if applicable) tax-exempt status, and complete appropriate filings
  • Complete appropriate PAC filings
  • Conduct annual audit or financial review of chapter financial statements
  • Maintain Directors & Officers liability insurance
  • Maintain current NAIFA state chapter agreement and state association bylaws