Start a Chapter

 

Benefits of Starting a Chapter

Easy Launch
Starting an LPGA Amateurs Chapter is easier than ever!

Chapter Leaders receive everything they need to organize and launch a Chapter, including:
  • Leader Resource Library of templates, toolkits, and best practices
  • Chapter Development Specialists assigned to help you get started
  • Webinars and Seminars specifically for Chapter Leaders
  • Access to the exclusive Chapter Leader Facebook Group
  • LPGA Headquarters Support
Marketing and Branding
Don't stress about fonts, logos, or building a website.

The LPGA will provide:
  • A professionally designed Chapter logo
  • Branding and Style Guides as well as marketing templates (a $90/year value)
  • Chapter domain and website
  • Access to officially licensed merchandise vendors
  • Association-wide marketing for your Chapter
Administration Services
Get the tools you need to successfully run your Chapter!

Our Chapter in a Box gives you everything you need to run your Chapter, including:
  • Insurance coverage* (estimated savings of between $1k and $15k/year)
  • Member database fully maintained by LPGA Amateurs (an estimated $5k/year value)
  • Preferred event management platform** (estimated over $3.5k/year value)
  • Financial services via Billhighway** (banking, budgeting, payments; estimated $200/month value(
Financial Incentives
Affiliation with LPGA Amateurs provides certain financial benefits.

These financial advantages include:
  • Chapters receive a portion of the membership dues*
  • Nonprofit group tax exemption*
  • No credit card payment processing fees for membership dues (regular fee is 2.7%)
  • Opportunity for Chapters to attract local sponsors and partners
 
* Not applicable for Corporate Chapters
** Some limitations for Chapters outside of US and Canada
 

Choose the Chapter Model that is right for you

LPGA Amateurs offers two different options: Traditional & Corporate Chapters.

Traditional Chapter

Corporate Chapter

  • Volunteer Board with at least 3 members

  • No Volunteer Board required

  • Group creates an entity in area, HQ provides insurance for Chapter

  • Uses an already established entity which provides certificate of insurance

  • Receives a portion of the member dues funds

  • Does not receive a portion of the member dues funds

  • Option to earn funds for the Chapter through events, sponsors, etc.

  • Options to earn funds for the Chapter through events, sponsors, etc.

Annual Requirement Comparison

Traditional Chapter

Corporate Chapter

  • Chapter budget

  • Not required - Chapter budget

  • Master calendar

  • Master calendar

  • Financial Information

  • Not required - Financial Information

  • Tax filing receipt

  • Not required - Tax filing receipt

  • Leader Update Information

  • Leader Update Information

  • Branding and Policies Guide Compliance

  • Branding and Policies Guide Compliance


 

Choose the Chapter Model that is right for you

LPGA Amateurs offers two different options: Traditional & Corporate Chapters.

Traditional Chapter

  • Volunteer Board with at least 3 members

  • Group creates an entity in area, HQ provides insurance for Chapter

  • Receives a portion of the member dues funds

  • Option to earn funds for the Chapter through events, sponsors, etc.

Corporate Chapter

  • No Volunteer Board required

  • Uses an already established entity which provides certificate of insurance

  • Does not receive a portion of the member dues funds

  • Options to earn funds for the Chapter through events, sponsors, etc.

Annual Requirement Comparison

Traditional Chapter

  • Chapter budget

  • Master calendar

  • Financial Information

  • Tax filing receipt

  • Leader Update Information

  • Branding and Policies Guide Compliance

Corporate Chapter

  • Not required - Chapter budget

  • Master calendar

  • Not required - Financial Information

  • Not required - Tax filing receipt

  • Leader Update Information

  • Branding and Policies Guide Compliance


Chapter Startup At a Glance

Staff will guide and assist throughout the entire process

Ready to start a Chapter?

Start-up Process for Traditional Chapter

  • Identify 3 people for the Initial Board
  • Establish Chapter name within guidelines
  • Incorporate and complete the Affiliation process

Market the new Chapter

Connect • Learn • Play • Belong®

 

Have questions about starting a Chapter? Email us or check out our Chapter Informational flyer!