Since the bylaws change in 2016-17, CUPA-HR chapters no longer need to maintain a “membership” list. Chapter membership is open to everyone in your area. To reach out to those members to share news and information, you can use the email request form to have CUPA-HR send an email on your behalf to everyone in your chapter’s area.
Use the chapter event promotion form to let the CUPA-HR national office know when you have set a date and location for your chapter event. We will post it on the calendar of events.
A chapter community allows chapter members to have group discussions online and via email. You can post questions and comments, and share ideas and best practices. A chapter can share upcoming event information through its community, but should not rely on a community as its only mode of communication. Since participation in the community is optional, you will not be reaching everyone in your chapter area and will be greatly limiting the number of people who are notified of your upcoming event if the community is the only way you share that information. It’s also best not to use the community as a promotional tool, but rather as an informational resource.
Promotional emails from the national office on behalf of your chapter are sent to everyone in our database in your chapter area.
For more on chapter communities, visit the Chapter Communities link in the Chapter Marketing and Communications section of the toolkit.