Already Established Chapters:
We are proud to join all the WIFT- US chapters together in one place!
Our goal is to bring support in the form of training, peer to peer learning and empowering our next leaders!
The benefits of Your Chapter Joining WIFT-US:
- President’s monthly conferences
- Ongoing support and training for your executive board.
- Yearly (bi-yearly) President’s Regional Meetings
- Shared resources (Bi-Laws, SOPS, how to docs etc)
- National Support to help make your Chapter the Best it can Be!!
Your Chapter’s Members Benefits:
- National Crew List- Free to your active members
- National Event Calendar
- National Newsletter
- Job Leads- coming soon!
- Member Discounts!- Coming Soon!
- And much more!!
Want to Start a New Chapter?
New Chapters Information:
To form a new WIFT-US Chapter,
1) Send a letter of intent to email@example.com
* Chapters must be no closer than a 75-mile radius to each other (or must get permission from already established chapter)
*Chapters cannot discriminate on gender, race or religion.
* Executive Board must be Women (President and VP), General Board members can be any gender.
* Must maintain the same goals and mission as WIFT US chapters of empowering Women and Men through Continued education and networking.
We have Two types of Chapters in the United States:
1) Regional Chapters– Chapters that were started based around major cities. (Dallas, LA, Houston, Palm Springs etc)
2) State Chapters- Chapters who expanded with Branches. State chapter’s main goal is to gain state funding. These chapters maintain the control over the Women in Film and Television Brand throughout the state, if they do not have a branch near you, you can request to open up a branch under the state chapter. (ie: Georgia, NY, Florida, Louisiana etc)
SECTION 2: Application Process
1) Individuals requesting to create a Chapter must email a letter of intent to membership- firstname.lastname@example.org
2) WIFT US Board will figure out what your options are, and make sure there is not a chapter in your region.
3) If you get approved for a new chapter, Payment of the annual membership fee of $50.00 for first year, renewed at $100.00 will be due immediately.
4) Once your fee is paid, we will schedule you for a training session to help you get started! This training session is included in your annual dues, It will help you learn how to build a board, steps you need to get your chapter started etc!! Everything to become successful!
5) Must incorporate in their state an become an approved 501c3 nonprofit organization with the IRS. (This takes time, but we will guide you)