Following are resources I2SL Chapters can use as they develop and promote their chapter activities. If you have thoughts on additional resources to include on this page, please contact I2SL.
This flier can be printed out and distributed to promote membership in I2SL. The flier includes information about member benefits, membership responsibilities, and how to become an I2SL member.
Prospective I2SL Members
Please encourage all prospective I2SL Members to sign up using the online form. Once a new member submits the online form their dues are automatically processed, they receive a confirmation email, their name is added to the member list, and they are enrolled in renewal reminders.
Chapter Payment Schedule
To Be Paid
Chapter Start Up Fee
One-time fee to be paid within 2 months of receiving acceptance as an I2SL Chapter
$1200 for international chapters
Chapter Annual Operation Fee
(including international chapters)
Annual fee to be paid upon invoice from I2SL HQ at close of I2SL's fiscal year.
Chapters that are approved after October 1 are not subject to this fee until their next operating year*.
10% of Chapter Gross Revenue (minimum $300)
Chapter Annual Accounting Fee
Not applicable to incorporated, 501(c)(3) chapters or international chapters.
Annual fee to be paid upon invoice from I2SL HQ at close of I2SL's fiscal year. During their first operating year, Chapters will pay a prorated fee based on their operating year start date*.
* A chapter's operating year begins on the date the chapter receives official approval from I2SL HQ's Board of Directors.
For chapters that use I2SL HQ for accounting services, please request any payees (sponsors, event attendees, etc.) complete this form when providing payment to I2SL HQ. This will help I2SL HQ quickly and properly process funds. This form can be customized with your chapter name and logo.
For chapters that use I2SL HQ for accounting services, please use this form when requesting a check from I2SL for a chapter expense reimbursement.
If chapter sponsors or other payees request an invoice, chapters can customize and send this template.
Chapters can customize and send this receipt template to chapter sponsors and other payees.
Chapters can customize and send this thank you letter template to chapter sponsors.
Because I2SL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, sponsorship contributions are eligible for a tax deduction. Sponsors may need this form for their files.
If you need further documentation verifying I2SL's 501(c)(3) status, please refer to the IRS approval document.
Review this insurance document for information about what insurance I2SL HQ provides for chapters.
Reporting Chapter Events
If you are holding a chapter event, please complete this form to notify headquarters of the event. I2SL will add chapter events to the Chapter Events page and calendar.
I2SL recommends that chapters create bylaws to ensure consistency in how the organization operates. A sub-committee of I2SL's Executive Advisory Committee created sample bylaws that chapters can use as a starting point for their own bylaws. View the sample bylaws.
Additionally, the following established bylaws from I2SL Chapters are available for reference:
Once a prospective chapter is ready to be incorporated, please complete the Chapter Charter Application and submit it to I2SL HQ.
Prospective chapters can use this guide to help them get started and to learn more about chapter requirements and benefits.
Obtaining AIA Credits for Chapter Events
I2SL is an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System provider. Chapters interested in offering AIA or other continuing education credits for their educational events can do so through I2SL. Learn more.
Other Chapter Resources
A guide to help your chapter ensure it is scheduling enough time to plan and promote their events.
A list of speakers in the I2SL community from which chapters can choose a speaker for an upcoming event.