Chapter Petition Process
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Agenda
Intro
What is a Petition?
NAAP Philosophies
Petition Steps
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Introduction
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What is a Petition?
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How we are structured
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What we believe…Collective Advancement.
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Belief Every Arab in America needs...
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What we strive for…Collective Advancement
Our Vision
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Aligning with NAAP Philosophies
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4-Step Petition Process
Application
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Charter A...
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The Application - Step 1
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The Application - Step 1, continued
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Trial Period - Step 2
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Trial Period - Step 2, continued
§  Communication w/ NAAP
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Petition Review - Step 3
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Charter Agreement - Step 4
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Connect across the National Network!
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Appendix
Petition Application Template
[Region] Petition Application
[Date]
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Regional Profile
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Proposed Activities [illustrative ex below]
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Petition Team Names
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NAAP Chapter Petition Process

A petition is a formal application process, a group of individuals go through to form a NAAP chapter. The petition process was developed based on a decade of experience developing local chapters under the umbrella of a national federation. Take a look at the following petition guide!
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Transcripts - NAAP Chapter Petition Process

  • 1. Chapter Petition Process April 2014
  • 2. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 2 Agenda Intro What is a Petition? NAAP Philosophies Petition Steps
  • 3. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 3 Introduction §  This document provides Petition groups with structure, guidance, and an outline of expectations as they petition to become a chapter §  Local Energy §  Each potential NAAP chapter is formed by members of the local community – to be successful, a chapter should originate from the energy and interest of members in a given region, because ultimately the network thrives bottom s-up §  National Guidance §  The petition process was developed based on a decade of experience developing local chapters under the umbrella of a national federation §  Serious Commitment §  Running a fully-functioning, non-profit organization requires time, energy, dedication, and a serious commitment §  Individuals interested should assess the process, vision of NAAP and make sure this is right for them §  While our work with the community is exciting and fulfilling, we aim for sustainability to ensure long-term growth
  • 4. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 4 What is a Petition? §  A petition is a formal application process a group of individuals go through to form a NAAP chapter §  Throughout this process, the group in formation will be referred to, publicly and internally, as a NAAP Petition Chapter §  The petition group is governed by NAAP, Inc.
  • 5. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 5 How we are structured NAAP Board of Directors Washington DC National Assembly Representative Chapter Delegates Federation Model NAAP NAAP-Chapters New York Boston Philadelphia Baltimore Chicago Houston San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles Toledo New Jersey Arab-American Networks TampaDallas Orlando Seattle Austin North CarolinaPhoenix
  • 6. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! What we believe…Collective Advancement. 6 Belief Every Arab in America needs to connect to advance our community Why? Through our collective contribution we strengthen our individual & community standing in America How? Provide a channel for Arab-Americans to realize their passions and pursue their interests through community involvement Community Orientation Investing in Ourselves Unity in Diversity Principled & Responsible Organizing Inclusiveness Volunteerism Values
  • 7. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 7 What we strive for…Collective Advancement Our Vision A prosperous & influential Arab-American community connected through our national network Our Mission To connect, organize & empower the Arab-American community Our Goals Promote professional networking and social interaction among Arab- American and Arab professionals in the US and abroad Educate both the Arab-American and non-Arab communities about Arab culture, identity, and concerns Advance the Arab American community by empowering, protecting and promoting its political causes and interests in the US and abroad within all levels of society Support the Arab student movement in the United States Serve society through volunteerism and community service efforts 1 2 3 4 5
  • 8. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 8 Aligning with NAAP Philosophies §  NAAP s Unique Value Proposition §  It is how we achieve our vision - through the execution of our 5 goals - that helps us appeal to members with varying interests and backgrounds across our community §  Channeling member passions into the implementation of these 5 goals enables members, organization and community to better realize potential §  Flexibility §  Each chapter is given the flexibility to implement the goals in ways that best suit their local community §  While certain chapters might have more activities in one area – based on the response and needs of that region – each chapter must support and engage in all five goals
  • 9. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 9 4-Step Petition Process Application Trial Period Petition Review Charter Agreement 1 2 3 4
  • 10. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 10 The Application - Step 1 §  The application consists of the following: §  Names: Collect the names, numbers, addresses, email addresses and signatures of ten individuals who have expressed interest and willingness in establishing a chapter §  Fill out and sign the Petition Application document (see appendix) §  Calendar of Activities: Outline of proposed activities for the period of one year, which includes a description and timeline of events, meetings and/or projects §  This discussion will allow you to understand and explore the needs, interests of your group §  The 5 NAAP goals must be fully reflected in the outline of activities §  This helps ensure that your group is willing to support and uphold the mission statement in its entirety §  Region Profile: Develop a short profile of the Arab-American community in your petition area. This should include the following information: §  Demographic information §  Census information (if available) §  Organizational landscape
  • 11. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 11 The Application - Step 1, continued §  Note the following as your prepare your application: §  At the outset, you will be assigned a National Liaison who will schedule an application kickoff call §  Take your time & prepare a professional submission - this is your presentation & pitch to NAAP §  The more detail we receive, the easier it will be for us to learn about your group and assess your application §  Submit your application as a PDF to: naapnational@naaponline.org §  Once we formally receive your submission, the petition formally begins
  • 12. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 12 Trial Period - Step 2 §  The second step in the process is a three to six month Trial Period (time is up to the discretion of NAAP, and is unique per region) §  Name §  Any public mention for your group, written or verbal, should clearly convey that the activities are organized by a NAAP-Petition Chapter or a NAAP "chapter in formation §  Online presence + membership §  NAAP will create and moderate a Facebook page which will serve as your platform to the world §  Additionally, event pages will be created for you on www.naaponline.org §  All members should fill out membership forms at www.naaponline.org §  Activities §  Your group will generally have three to six months to carry out the initial activities outlined in your proposal. If new opportunities or ideas arise, you may submit an updated proposal to your National Liaison §  All activities (events, public meetings) should be created as a Facebook through the NAAP moderated Facebook page event (we will create mirror pages on www.naaponline.org)
  • 13. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 13 Trial Period - Step 2, continued §  Communication w/ NAAP §  Maintain communication with your National Liaison throughout the Trial Period §  Provide your National Liaison with updates and/or progress reports on a bi- weekly basis. These updates may be brief and informal (i.e. email, phone call, etc) §  Reference §  During this trial-period, compile a list of 5-10 of your most active members (name, email, and phone number) and submit these names to your National Liaison. This list may be very similar to the original list of names submitted. §  These individuals do not need to be involved in every aspect of your group s development, but should have attended at least one meeting and be familiar with your activities §  This list will serve as your references during the review period
  • 14. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 14 Petition Review - Step 3 §  The petition review will decide whether your group becomes a chapter, is declined or whether the petition requires more development §  Your complete application and trial period progress will be reviewed at the next scheduled NAAP National Assembly Meeting (typically scheduled every 6 months) §  Note: if your trial period does not coincide with a National Assembly meeting your trial period and petition may extend past the 3-6 months §  The National Assembly will vote on the initiation of your petition group. Criteria will include, but is not limited to the following: §  Adherence to the petition process §  Member base/ growth opportunity §  Chapter sustainability §  Diversity in activities §  Geographical location §  Upholding NAAP philosophies and vision §  You will receive the disposition of your application within one week after the National Assembly Meeting
  • 15. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 15 Charter Agreement - Step 4 §  If your petition group is approved, you will be entitled to the rights and responsibilities of a NAAP Chapter as outlined in the NAAP Bylaws and Charter Agreements §  Your initial board of directors will be required to sign the NAAP Charter Agreement §  Online presence §  Official moderation and management of petition Facebook page and petition page on www.naaponline.org will fall under your new chapter team §  Administrative expectation §  As part of NAAP federation, National accounting and administrative practices/ expectations will be shared (bank account setup, incorporation w/ state) §  National Dues will become application at National Assembly meeting following Charter Agreement signatory §  New chapter representatives will be added to National Assembly
  • 16. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 16 Connect across the National Network! http://gplus.to/NAAP/NAAPNational *Visit National page for local chapter page links http://linkd.in/IienEl http://www.slideshare.net/naap /naapvideo http://www.naaponline.org @NAAPNational
  • 17. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 17 Appendix Petition Application Template
  • 18. [Region] Petition Application [Date]
  • 19. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 19 Regional Profile §  Include a short profile of the Arab-American community in your petition area. This should include the following information: §  Demographic information §  Census information (if available) §  Organizational landscape
  • 20. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 20 Proposed Activities [illustrative ex below] Social / Professional Community Service Cultural Political/ Civic Student Planning Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Service Day Networker BBQ Networker Film Screening Soup Kitchen Edu- cational Panel GOTV Outreach Career Panel Leader Planning Meeting General Member Meeting Cultural Day General Member Meeting Leader Planning Meeting Leader Planning Meeting Leader Planning Meeting Leader Planning Meeting Leader Planning Meeting Scholar- ship Promotion §  Provide short descriptions, estimated dates on proposed activities
  • 21. naaponline.org /NAAPNational @NAAPNational! ! 21 Petition Team Names §  Collect the names, numbers, addresses, email addresses and signatures of ten individuals who have expressed interest and willingness in establishing a chapter
  • 22. THANK YOU.

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