Affiliate Support and Development
Under the ACNM Bylaws approved by members in 2008 each state, territory, or federal district will have a geographically defined organization, which will be the official affiliate organization to the ACNM.
The purpose of affiliates is to allow for effective state-level initiatives, including educational programs, legislations and regulations favorable to midwifery practice, networking events, public relations campaigns, and other initiatives. Each affiliate will set its own priorities, so long as these are consistent with ACNM national positions and policies.
The development of affiliates offers new opportunities to improve the way ACNM members work together within states, between states, and with the ACNM national organization.
This webpage is designed to provide you with all the information and resources you need to form a state affiliate. Templates, samples, frequently asked questions and other tools developed to simplify the process are all available here. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact Kathy Przybylski at the ACNM National Office at email@example.com or 240-485-1811.
Late 2010-Early 2011 Update: Need More Time to Complete the Affiliate Application?
Chapter chairs can submit an official letter of intent to ACNM stating that they are still working on affiliation, when they hope to complete it, and whether they want ACNM to start collecting dues on their behalf. These states will be called “affiliate candidates” until they complete the affiliation process. Any dues collected on behalf of affiliate candidates will be held in reserve and remitted to them in full upon approval. ACNM will continue to work with all states to help them complete the process as quickly as possible. If chapter leaders do not step forward with a letter of intent, ACNM will communicate with other ACNM members in that state to determine a strategy for moving forward. Need help? Contact ACNM National Office Affiliate Consultant Patricia Barreiro at 240-485-1859 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Bylaws Committee Chair Lynne Himmelreich (Lynneemail@example.com ).
About Liability Insurance
ACNM is pleased to announce, that Comprehensive General
Liability (CGL) insurance coverage is provided to all ACNM affiliates, at no
cost through The National Organization’s policy with The Hartford Insurance
Company. Our Hartford policy meets the needs of our both our Affiliates and the
National Organization. As each new affiliate is approved, ACNM’s national
office will submit the affiliate name and federal tax ID number to ACNM's
insurance broker, Lyceum Insurance Services, and the affiliate will be
automatically covered under ACNM’s national policy. Should you have any
questions, please feel free to contact ACNM's insurance representative, Althea
Jacques-Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sample Governance Policies
Beginning in 2008, the IRS form 990 (the non-profit tax return) requires non-profit organizations to report whether certain written policies and documentation is in place. ACNM recommends that all state affiliates adopt policies to address this section of the 990. The following policies have been adopted by the ACNM national organization and are provided as model documents for state affiliates:
This document provides a comprehensive listing of links for affiliates to obtain a tax I.D.and to file for incorporation in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
These presentations provide an overview of key concepts related to affiliate governance and may be modified and used by state leaders.
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