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Chapter Resources

The following are important resources for all Internet Society Chapters.

Internet Society International Chapter Handbook

A guide to forming, organizing, and operating a successful Internet Society Chapter. Learn from others who have gone before you, the handbook is filled with information from Chapter leaders sharing their success stories, tips and ideas to help you run a Chapter. This is a "living" document. If you are able to contribute text or examples, they would be very welcome. Please send them to The handbook will be periodically reviewed and updated.

Internet Society International Chapter Toolkit Series


Media Training

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

World IPv6 Launch Resources for Chapters

These resources have been put together for Chapters to help them prepare for World IPv6 Launch on 6 June 2012.

Funding Your Chapter

Find out about the different types and sources of funding available to Chapters.

Beyond the Net Funding Programme

Our Beyond the Net Funding Programme gives Internet Society members the opportunity to contribute at a local or regional level through an Internet Society Chapter. We support bright ideas that work in partnership with local organisations to empower people around the world. 

Travel Fellowship

The Chapter Travel Fellowship Programme is intended to provide funding for Chapter leaders to participate in Internet Society Chapter workshops.

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.

Chapters WebEx Support 

Engage community with high-impact webinars and online meetings. Schedule, host and organize remote participation for your events and group meetings via Cisco WebEx Platform. Find out more about the Chapters WebEx Support.

Chapter Internet Presence Reimbursement Programme

Chapters can obtain reimbursement for costs associated with maintaining an Internet presence. Read more...

Membership Management: Chapter Portal (AMS) Guide

An overview of the Internet Society's Chapter Portal (Association Management System) which includes details about new features as of January 2012.

Chapter Branded Marketing Toolbox

Chapter logos in various formats, letterhead templates, business card templates and standard ISOC presentation with the official chapter logo.

Chapter Website Templates

We've created WordPress, Drupal (version 6 and 7) and Joomla templates (coming soon) that reflect the new design of our website. Below you'll find both links to the templates as well as installation instructions. If you have any comments or questions, please email us at:

WordPress Template

The Internet Society WordPress theme for chapters is available for download at

Please make sure to read the detailed instructions to understand the download/installation process, the required plugins and the configuration steps. There is also an issue tracker for issues found with the theme.

The WordPress theme is hosted on Github as we are trying an experiment with providing a way to generate automatic update notifications when there is a change to the theme.  Please see the documentation file for more information.

Drupal Templates

Survey Results

Other Resources