An organization that wishes to affiliate with AACC as a council must submit to the AACC President and CEO a letter of request for consideration for affiliated council status on the organization's official letterhead. Accompanying the letter, the prospect should assemble application materials that set forth the following:
- Organization’s purpose: A description of the organization and its membership, including the number of members by category (i.e., individual and institutional). Address and contact information for the headquarters of the organization (including telephone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, URL of Web Site, and staff member names and positions as appropriate).
- Form of governance, including a roster of current officers and schedule for election or selection of officers.
- A copy of the organization's current bylaws.
- Financial structure, (including the prospect's statement of financial position)
- A copy of the organization’s current annual goals and a review of the past year’s accomplishments.
- A copy of the IRS letter affirming the Affiliated Council’s 501c.3 status.
- Rationale for requesting AACC-Affiliated Council status.
- Statement of the benefits that would accrue to AACC by affiliation
Staff will review the application for completeness and forward to the President and CEO for review. The President and CEO will make a formal recommendation to the AACC Board of Directors or AACC Executive Committee, whichever meets first.
An organization that is denied affiliation may be granted a hearing by the AACC Board of Directors if a request is filed within 45 days after notice of denial is mailed by AACC.