Our Relationship to AAII

The following is a description of our understanding of our relationship with AAII.

The Research Triangle Chapter is a local chapter of AAII that serves the Research Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond). Local chapters are:

  • part of AAII, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation
  • run by a board of volunteers, who get no compensation from AAII or the chapter
  • required to generate revenues to pay for meeting expenses, such as:
    • venue rental and speaker travel expense reimbursement
    • equipment such as a projector, a wireless microphone system, and speakers
    • other chapter expenses like running a website and purchasing books for our lending library

AAII provides oversight over local chapters by:

  • collecting and disbursing funds
  • providing financial accounting and performing audits
  • giving guidance and norms for running a chapter and its meetings, including speaker presentations
  • making sure board members do not use the chapter for personal gain.

AAII also provides several benefits to chapters including:

  • access to Zoom webinar/meeting hosting
  • liability insurance
  • payment of sales taxes
  • the means to publicize meetings and communicate with chapter members
  • a database of speakers from across the country

For questions and comments, please email info@aaiirtp.org.