WAI 2017 Chapter Events

WAI Chapter Reception

Sponsored by: UPS

Wednesday, March 1

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This is a unique reception that provides anyone who is a member and/or leader in their local WAI chapter with the opportunity to meet, socialize and get to know other WAI chapter members and leaders from all over the world.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.  Anyone who is registered to attend the annual WAI Conference AND is also listed as a chapter member will receive an invitation.

109 Chapters, 15 Countries, 37 Colleges & Universities...One WAI Chapter Network!  


Chapter Leadership Workshop

Sponsored by: ExpressJet Airlines

Thursday, March 2

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Presenter:  Molly Martin, WAI Outreach Director, and other chapter leaders

All chapter leaders are invited to come together to network, share ideas, solutions to challenges & best practices, ask questions, and learn about chapter managment tools and strategies. If you are an officer or a leader in an existing chapter and want to meet other chapter leaders and learn about their challenges and how to overcome them and keep your chapter vibrant, engaged, valuable and robust, then this session is for you.

Build Chapter Partnerships - Fundraise Like a Pro

Thursday, March 2

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter:  Lyndse Costabile

In this interactive workshop, WAI chapter leaders and chapter members will improve upon skills and tools to brand your chapter, set yourselves apart from a competitive market in securing support. You will also learn the proper way to identify, cultivate, engage, steward and retain coporate partners, and plan your annual fundraising strategy. Participants will leave the workshop understanding the steps needed to create a solid Case for Support that encompasses your cause, programming and project to communicate in securing financial support. Lyndse will even walk participants through IRS rules and guidelines governing the nonprofit industry, specifically 501(c)3 entities.


How to Start a Chapter

Friday, March 3

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Presenter:  Molly Martin, WAI Outreach Director

Are you considering starting a WAI chapter in your area?  Attend this session to learn the necessary steps to form a chapter, the different stages of becoming a chapter, and to understand all the tools that are available to help you form your chapter and to manage it successfully over the long term. All WAI members are welcome!

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WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

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