Chapter Resources

Mobilize people and get the word out

Connect

The Internet Society social platform, Connect, where members can discuss issues about the Internet, for the Internet, through the Internet. Do you want to set up a Community just for your Chapter?

Contact connecthelp@isoc.org 

Chapters Webcasting Service

Enhance participation to your events today by webcasting! All that is needed is a camera device and a laptop. Find out more about the Chapters Webcasting Service. Need help?

Contact webcast@internetsociety.org

Chapters Zoom Support

Chapters are encouraged to purchase their own video conferencing tool and can use their Chapter Admin Funding for this. Where this is not an option, we provide basic Zoom meeting support for Chapters to engage their communities.

Please contact chapter-support@isoc.org or your regional chapter development manager to schedule your next meeting or for more information.

Chapter Logos

Chapter logos in various formats are available for downloads here.

Media Training

Video on how to communicate our key messages to our different stakeholders.

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Managing your Chapter

Chapter Handbook

Read the Chapter Handbook, where you can find everything leaders need to get started and sustain a successful Internet Society chapter.

Download the handbook

The Chapter Handbook is also available in French and Spanish.

Chapter Portal Guide

Read an overview of functionalities of the Internet Society’s Chapter Portal, that allows you to manage and communicate with your Chapter membership, as well as to update your Chapter leadership.

Download the guide

For any questions, please contact amshelp@isoc.org.

Chapter Management Essentials Training

Offered online all year, this self-paced, interactive course is for new leaders, those who are considering leadership roles, and for current chapter leaders who want to refresh their knowledge.

Our modules (in English, French and Spanish) explain what it takes to successfully lead an Internet Society chapter including:

– Getting started with managing an Internet Society chapter
– Leading successfully
– Finding funding
– Growing membership
– Developing activities
– Communicating effectively
– Rejuvenating or de-chartering a chapter
– More on the Internet Society

Read more and register for the course

The course is also available in French and Spanish.

Fundraising for Chapters

Beyond the Net Funding Programme

As of February 2019, Beyond the Net Funding Programme is part of the Internet Society Foundation’s grant portfolio. 

Visit Internet Society Foundation Website

Chapter Admin Funding

The Chapter Admin Funding programme offers annual funding to support Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to manage their day-to-day activities and to maximise their effectiveness.

Read more about the programme

Additional Grants Resources

Content you can use

Internet Governance and Public Policy

  • You need to talk to local policy makers and need some briefs to help you in certain Policy matters? Have a look here.
  • Are you interested in organising an Internet Governance event? Check out the IG Toolkit to help you along the way.
  • Tools for Unravelling the Net Neutrality / Open Internetworking debate: English – Español (PDF)
  • Tool for Educating and Influencing Policymakers: English – Français – Español (PDF)
  • Need to know the Internet Society’s perspective about critical Internet issues? Please read our policy briefs.

GIP Digital Watch Observatory

The GIP Digital Watch observatory, an initiative of the Geneva Internet Platform (operated by DiploFoundation) in partnership with ISOC, is a comprehensive Internet governance and digital policy observatory. The platform provides a neutral one-stop shop for the latest developments, overviews and explanatory texts, events, resources, and other content related to Internet governance and digital policy. It draws from the strengths of its partners’ assets: the resources DiploFoundation has developed over the last 15 years, the Geneva Internet Platform’s international reach, and the Internet Society’s network of Chapters that will help shape localised content.

Access / Development

Trust

  • Identity Chapter Toolbox Final: English – Français – Espanol (PDF)
  • Looking for information about SPAM to talk to your various stakeholders? Check out the SPAM toolkit. 

Online Learning