Brain Bank

Regional Groups Brain Bank

The following are maintained "wiki-style" by volunteers in the SciWriCongress network, and serves as a reference for anyone interested in growing or starting a Regional Science Writers Group. They provide an overview of the operational, funding, membership, and programming considerations involved in running a Regional Group. Helpful documents — such as examples of bylaws, membership criteria, event language — are curated here.


  • OperationsBoard and committee structures, nonprofit status, elections, etc.
  • Funding Revenue sources, treasury and accounting, tax filings, etc.
  • MembershipRecruitment, diversity and representations, dues, student engagement, etc.
  • ProgrammingEvent logistics, program design, professional development services, job lists, etc.
  • Starting a New GroupScoping, recruiting leadership, building coalitions and support, etc.