Chapters are one of the most popular benefits the Native Plant Society of Texas offers to its members. Belonging to a chapter offers members the opportunity to meet and socialize with people with similar interests, as well as the opportunity to cooperate with each other to further their education in native plants and work on local projects together. We want to help our members develop strong local chapters, which is why we’ve assembled these resources.

The Chapter Tool Chest is a collection of ideas and resources specifically selected to be useful for chapter leaders. These ideas or activities have been found beneficial, or are examples of best practices for managing a chapter. If you have questions about a specific item contact the author or the Vice President Chapter Liaison. Feedback about the Chapter Tool Chest is welcome, especially requests for specific resources you would like to see.

What you’ll find here: step-by-step guidance on starting a chapter, growing membership, publicizing chapter activities, and sustaining the chapter; plus how-to instructions and ideas for internal education, outreach, and advocacy activities.

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