Tools and Reports for Leaders
Member Directory Search
Chapter Directory: Lists all active national members of your chapter currently on file.
Prospective Members Report: Lists members in your geographical area who have paid national dues but are not currently affiliated with your chapter.
Members Not Renewing Report: Members in your area whose national SPJ memberships have lapsed.
Never used spj.org's chapter reports feature before? Want to make the most of it? We'll show you how in this video screencast.
Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for SPJ Chapters
As we reported earlier, all SPJ chapters with an Employer ID number (EIN) must now file an annual return with the Internal Revenue Service. Follow this link for more details.
Regional Director Report Submission Form
As part of the new chapter reporting process, Regional Directors are required to contact each professional chapter in their region once a quarter. To read more about this decision and to access the RD report submission form, please follow this link.
Openness and Accountability Best Practices Guide
The Society of Professional Journalists and its professional and student chapters are not government entities, but members believe in the strongest principles of transparency that the business of the members should be done before the members, inviting the members to participate. The following guidelines provide tips and recommendations for fostering openness and accountability at the local, regional and national levels of the society.
Social Media Guidelines
The Society strongly encourages its leaders and members to regularly use social media to communicate, not only among themselves, but with the broader journalism community. These guidelines are intended to help SPJ leaders and members follow accepted best practices as they use social media in carrying out the Societys missions. Source material for these guidelines came from governmental agencies, nonprofits and some of the nations largest businesses.
As a board member it is your legal responsibility to keep tight oversight on chapter funds even if you arent the treasurer. By understanding and implementing some of the following recommendations, you can greatly decrease your exposure to misappropriation of chapter funds and other problems.