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Chapter Benchmarking & Awards

How To Collect & Submit Data

Chapters can now use one tool for chapter benchmarking and chapter awards. This tool streamlines the submission process for both benchmarking and awards and can give the chapter useful data to use in planning the year.

Chapter Benchmarking and Awards Worksheet – Use this worksheet to capture information about the chapter throughout the year. In early April, this worksheet should be used to enter the data using the online tool.

Chapter Benchmarking and Awards Online Submission Form – Each chapter must submit their information using the online form, the online form contains the same questions as the Excel worksheet. Once you have started the online submission process, you must complete it in one session. The best way to do this is to have the completed Excel worksheet in front of you when filling out the online form. Remember that all information is for the 2020-21 year and must be submitted no later than March 31, 2021, to be eligible for the STAR Program subsidy as well as an award at CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition. Submissions are used for chapter benchmarking and to determine chapter health so it is important that each chapter submit their information.

Submissions are reviewed by the Chapter Resource Committee and final scores will be sent to the chapter for review. A portion of each chapter’s score is scored by CFMA HQ, this section will be scored whether the chapter submits any information or not. It is important that all chapters submit their information so the score does not look artificially low with only the CFMA HQ portion scored.

This score will be used to determine both Chapter of the Year and the level of the award earned for the year, which will be announced at CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition. This score will also be shared with all chapters so each chapter can see how they compare to other chapters.

For a list of past scores check out 2015-20 Chapter Benchmarking Scores 


If you have any questions on the benchmarking and awards process please contact Cathy Wasner at 609-945-2432, cwasner@cfma.org.