Chapter Support

Chapter Support

Trout Unlimited state councils play an important role in furthering the conservation mission by supporting chapters, empowering the grassroots and fostering change at the policy level. Councils have the unique ability to create a support network for their chapters by providing critical trainings, one-on-one coaching and opportunities for chapters to simply learn from each other’s successes.

Whether your council incorporates chapter development opportunities into regular council meetings, recruits and supports committee chairs to offer special training sessions throughout the year, facilitates chapter collaborations or plans retreats with both business and fun on the agenda, there are resources available to maximize your council efforts to support your chapters.

The following resources are designed to help your council continue to support and grow your chapters and bring the TU conservation mission to life in communities across your state. Your Volunteer Operations Staff are available to answer questions and offer advice.

General Resources, Guides & Documents

Starting a New Chapter

Chapter Support Resources

Helping a Struggling Chapter

Strategic Planning Resources


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following events:

In-Person Trainings:

2021 Annual Meeting
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Annual Meeting is cancelled.

2021 Regional Rendezvous
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Regional Rendezvous are postponed.

Online Trainings:

View past training recordings or join an upcoming live, online webinar, held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

February 23 — Virtual Advocacy: Using Online Petitions to Grow Impact (8PM)

March 4 — Filing the NEW Annual Activity Report & IRS Reporting Requirements (8PM)

March 15 — Embrace A Stream Grant Training (8PM)

March 29 — Effective Digital Communications During COVID (8PM)

April 8 — TU Event Registration Tools to Better Manage and Promote Your Activities (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations

Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning