PCMA Chapter Affiliation Agreement
Introduction of PCMA Affiliation Agreement
PCMA Chapters serve a vital role in grassroots member engagement by providing the local
member experience, leadership opportunities, and furthering the PCMA mission at the chapter
PCMA and PCMA Chapters both have a vested interest in the success and growth of the
organization. This new document will help outline and establish a shared and consistent
mission, responsibility, and accountability for PCMA headquarters and PCMA chapters. This
document will provide a comprehensible outline and agreement to keep chapters and
headquarters on a clear target for growth and sustainability.
The PCMA Chapter Task Force, the Chapter Leadership Council, and the PCMA Board of
Directors have each thoroughly reviewed this agreement, and have provided input from the
inception of this document. This will be a working document and may be updated annually.
Chapter Affiliation Agreement- Template
Affiliation Agreement Q & A:
1. PCMA chapters have existed without a Chapter Affiliation Agreement in the past- why
PCMA and our chapters work together on numerous initiatives including membership,
educational and operational. Both entities provide assistance to the other, but since no
formal agreement has existed by the two entities in the past, there have been some
uncertainties about the exact responsibilities and relationship between the two parties.
With this written agreement, both PCMA headquarters and PCMA chapters will have a
clear understanding of their responsibilities. Consistency and clarity will also be
established with all chapters following a uniform set of standards and expectations.
This type of agreement is also standard for associations with chapter/component
2. What is the desired outcome of the Agreement?
The desired outcome is that both PCMA and chapters know and support each other in a
consistent fashion, and to foster unified