Building a Stronger Chapter (BSC)
workshops is a two day workshop for chapter officers that gives volunteers the opportunity to network with fellow chapter leaders and learn about chapter management resources available through RIMS.

These free, interactive workshops are for RIMS chapter officers only. View the summary of 50 Tips to Building a Stronger Chapter.

Discussions include key issues such as:

  • Leadership
  • RIMS Resources
  • Financing & Reporting
  • Planning
  • Recognition
  • Membership Development
  • Communicating Your Chapter's message

The workshops allow for challenges to be reviewed and solutions to be shared. Further, the RIMS staff members hosting the event provide many valuable tips and expertise on the resources RIMS has to offer.

Interested chapter officers can register for the next BSC Workshop by emailing

Virtual Building a Stronger Chapter (BSC) - The RMS BSC Workshop is now available to all chapters through a virtual medium.  Please click on the links below to start your virtual program today!


Los Angeles
October 21-22, 2011

November 4-5, 2010

October 17-18, 2008

“It stimulates thought and discussion among the attendees that is helpful in learning new ideas from other attendees and the presenters.”
-Fred Rich, Chesapeake Chapter

“Nothing is better than the ability to network with board members who share your experiences and open you to new ones.”
-Karen Sohl, New Jersey Chapter



June 20-21, 2008

“Positive change to your chapter starts with the first step of attending the BSC.”
-Mitch Robinson, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

“The interaction between the members of different chapters as well as the knowledge and experience that was shared will prove invaluable when I return to my chapter.”
-Cindi Vickers, Houston Chapter






San Diego
April 19, 2008