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1 Re-affiliation Launch: A town hall call for NAMI State Organization Leaders Presenter: Susan Gaffney October 3,2013

2 Brief history on Standards Adoption of Standards Re-Chartering of State Organizations Re-Affiliation process Continuous Improvement

3 “It has brought more cohesiveness among the board and the affiliates. A chartering committee was established involving board and affiliate members. The chartering process has engaged board and affiliate members that had not been engaged and has brought much interaction and excitement to NAMI Kentucky.”

4 “Our big lesson so far is that we have to communicate, communicate, communicate. When we can harness our energy in one direction, we're unstoppable. We have to show commitment to the process and an unflagging belief that NAMI - throughout Illinois - will come through this better than ever.”

5 Agenda What do we mean by “soft” launch Role of NAMI Role of NAMI State Organizations Review what to expect next

6 We’ve all been preparing State conferences Capacity- Building Assessment tool (CBAT) Webinars Resolutions Charter Agreement Affiliate resource calls Convention Workshops Re-affiliation and Endorsement Pilot

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8 “Soft” launch

9 We are not as ready as we want to be, or as you want us to be

10 In order for this thing to work – it must be driven by the State Organizations

11 In Struggle, we

12 Count on the listening

13 We recognize that you are teaching us all the time…

14 Please be patient, we also know we are not always…

15 Roles & Responsibilities

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17 Who does what? NAMI NAMI provides tools, resources, support and technical assistance to the State Organization in the re-affiliation effort

18 Who does what? NAMI State Organization NAMI State Organization provides support to the Affiliates; reviews documentation; formally endorses Affiliate to NAMI

19 Who does what? NAMI NAMI reviews endorsement and formally re-affiliates with the Affiliate

20 What should we do now?

21 Available Now A revised version of the NAMI Affiliate Handbook Access at:

22 Available Now A directory of pro bono attorneys who want to work with NAMI State Organizations & Affiliates Will be sent to you following this call

23 Available Now Once you designate 2 people from your State Organization to serve as the trainers and point of contact for Affiliates in your state to use the Profile Center Contact Bob Scott to schedule training at

24 Next Steps 1.Use your “Re-affiliation and Endorsement A-B-C” handout to plot and plan 2.Check out the updated version of the NAMI Affiliate Handbook at: 3.Reach out to the pro bono attorneys for advice on the organizational issues of re- affiliation 4.Designate individuals as Profile Centers trainers and schedule training with Bob Scott

25 What Happens Next?

26 Coming October 4th 1.New and Improved Sample Bylaws language for Affiliates 2.Templates for all required Board Policies & Procedures 3.Template for the State Organization Endorsement Plan 4.Brochure template for Affiliates Announced via and available at

27 Coming October 30th Three 15 minute recorded modules −Affiliate inventory −the Endorsement Plan −Overview of Affiliate Models Announced via and available at

28 Coming the first week of November Two open calls to raise your questions on the content of the modules −Affiliate inventory −Completing the Endorsement Plan −Overview of Affiliate Models Announced via

29 Coming by end of the year Checklists and tools for document review by State Organizations ready to begin assessing Affiliate documentation and making endorsements Announced via

30 Ongoing Last Friday of every month - from me with updates about all the latest and greatest on re-affiliation

31 Please reach out to us! Tell us one thing that became more clear through this presentation today AND Tell us one thing that you need more information or clarity about

32 Thank you!


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