There are so many fulfilling aspects of starting a local USPF chapter.
And so much more! Read more on why you should start a local USPF chapter.
Make sure you meet all three (3) of these eligibility requirements before submitting your form!
Basically, we need to make sure that contracts you sign are enforceable by courts and confirm the region you will be the Regional Director on.
NOTE: Having a criminal record does NOT disqualify you. We do not count criminal charges against you unless the nature of your convicted crime is violent, sexual, or fraudulent. As such, we will ignore all other aspects of your criminal record in our background check.
Tell us that you're interested in becoming a USPF Executive Director for your region by either filling out this form online or printing and completing this form and mailing it to our headquarters at 388 Market Street, Suite 1300, San Francisco, California 94111. We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible. Our usual response time is around three days.
There are two outcomes:
If you choose to accept, yay! We are so glad that you are on board to lead change instead of watching it happen. Please reply to our response by either email or mail with your identification document, your proof of address, and a note saying that you wish to accept the title of Interim Regional Founder.
Look out for a lot of communication during this period of time. We're going to work with you to set up a Regional USPF Headquarters, a website, and official USPF documents (including a signed and stamped charter, official USPF seals, stamps, stationary, etc. for your use, USPF business cards, an email that is XXXXX@usprog.org, and a whole lot more). Depending on the jurisdiction you're in, we may also need to do some legal work to register this division as a legal subsidiary of the United States Progress Foundation.
During this time, you'll also be recognized as the USPF Regional Director of your region.
Now that you've completed this entire process, it's time to show off your new gear! You'll be issued a ton of USPF gear as well as brand new business cards and a USPF ID card that can get you into any USPF office! Feel free to stop at another branch or our headquarters any time for a cup of coffee or to meet new people!
We encourage new Regional Directors to host fundraisers and other events to gain new members and to start donating to the community.
In general, you run a day-to-day office, plan fundraisers, and participate in nation-wide USPF events. Read more about what a USPF Division does in the next article.