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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 isoconnect@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

Engage the community with high-impact webinars and online meetings. Schedule, host and organize remote participation for your events and group or board meetings by using Zoom (zoom.us).

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.

Chapter Website Templates

An initiative from the Netherlands Chapter supported by ISOC: a brand-new WordPress template for ISOC Chapters. Fully responsive and following ISOCs new brand guidelines, available at github. The Netherlands Chapter also provides IPv6 enabled free hosting, all thanks to a grant from ISOC.org.

Check github or contact voorzitter@isoc.nl for more details.

Media Training

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

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Managing your Chapter

Membership and Chapter Management: Chapter Portal Guide

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.

To download: Chapter Portal Guide. Any questions, please contact amshelp@isoc.org

Online Chapter Elections

Is it time for your Chapter Elections and you need some help setting up e-voting? Contact the chapter-support@isoc.org team to get support. We have a step by step process and can set up online voting for you.

Want to know what your members think?

Do you want to send out a survey to better understand your members or to just get their insight on a given topic? We can help with the setup of your survey using SurveyMonkey.

Contact chapter-support@isoc.org or your regional Chapter manager for more information and help.

Mobilising volunteers

One of the main challenges for a volunteer driven Chapter is to mobilize it’s members, to ask them to dedicate their time and knowledge. Here is a guide that addresses some of those issues.

Tools for Mobilizing Volunteers:
English – Français – Espanol (PDF)

Event planning guide

Do you want to plan a meeting or an event with your members, but you don’t know how to do it? Please use this guide as a reference.

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. Initially, the Foundation will feature the continuation of the Beyond the Net Small Grant Programme. In the future, the Foundation will expand its grant-giving programmes for Chapters to include the Beyond the Net Medium and Large Scale Grant Programme.

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 ISOC’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. You want to give your members the opportunity to dive in deeper, point them to the online tutorials.

Online Learning

  • Inforum – Internet Society’s online learning platform that will give relevant content to your members. are you interested in using some of this content in your Chapter? Or do you want to set up a training course locally with this content? Contact inforum@isoc.org