Governance is an important part of chapter management. Strong governance makes it easier for your chapter to ensure it is compliant with IABC policies. In this section, you will find numerous tools and templates to make it easier to manage your chapter.

Affiliation Agreement

All IABC chapters are required to submit an Affiliation Agreement. Many chapters submitted an original agreement when their chapter was chartered. In 2016, IABC revised the affiliation agreement and asked each chapter to submit a signed version. The agreement is intended to provide a common understanding of mutual expectations between chapters and IABC. This document provides chapters with a mutually beneficial service level agreement, as well as a concrete outline of services and deliverables that can be expected from IABC headquarters. If your chapter has not yet submitted a revised Affiliation Agreement, please submit it to


Chapters and regions are required to comply with IABC policies:

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

All IABC chapters are required to be in compliance with the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation which goes into effect on 25 May 2018. Learn more about GDPR and how your chapter can ensure compliance with the resources below.