Volunteer for NIRI Virtual

The NIRI Virtual Chapter needs members like you who volunteer on our committees and/or on our Board of Directors.

For example, our volunteers create all of our programs. The benefit of volunteering is that you can choose the topics you would like to learn more about while improving your network to include the experts you will work with as our guest speakers.

All of our volunteers have the opportunity to build their network with people at other companies through work on one of our committees and on our Board of Directors. The NIRI Virtual Chapter volunteers are a fun group of people to socialize with, especially during the annual NIRI conference where we have the opportunity to meet with many of our volunteers in person and socialize at our annual party.

For examples of our committees, see Board Committees.

For a list of our Board Members, see Leadership.

If you would like to learn more about our member volunteer opportunities, contact us.

NIRI Virtual Chapter Advocacy

One of the primary missions for NIRI is to be an advocate for investor relations when regulatory issues affect the profession. Part of being that advocate requires collecting and aggregating the opinion of NIRI's many members to bring the IRO's voice to the regulatory table in Washington, D.C. This key member benefit is particularly critical in today's rapidly changing regulatory atmosphere. More details on NIRI's advocacy agenda can be found on the NIRI website.

When appropriate, NIRI collaborates with its local chapters as well as related professional and other organizations in the area of advocacy. An example of this is NIRI's involvement with the Society for Corporate Governance, and its work toward proxy reform.

Every September, NIRI's Board meets with the Securities and Exchange Commission staff to raise members' regulatory concerns and to hear the staff's views on key IR issues. An IR Update recap of the most recent meeting is available on the NIRI website.

In December 2014, the Advocacy Committee approved a new "advocacy ambassador" initiative that seeks to build greater support at the chapter level for NIRI's advocacy priorities. NIRI encourages each chapter to appoint an “advocacy ambassador” each year.

The NIRI Virtual Chapter ambassador surveys our chapter members about issues that NIRI may take a position on and helps answer our members’ questions about regulatory concerns.

If you are interested in learning more about the ambassador position for our chapter, please check the links available on the NIRI website to learn more about industry regulations currently in place, those under consideration, and NIRI's advocacy actions on behalf of members, then contact us to find out how you can participate.

As progress is made on key advocacy topics, the chapter will hold periodic conference calls to update our members on important developments.