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Ways for Personal Interaction with New Members

October 20, 2014

  • Hold a free program/networking event 5 times per year follow-up with nonmembers inviting them to learn more or become a member.
  • Follow-up after your largest program of the year with nonmembers inviting them to learn more or become a member.
  • Designate members of your membership committee to conduct welcome calls to new members.
  • Develop a formal mentorship program is for new members.
  • Hold  a new member orientation so new members learn more about committees, volunteer opportunities, programs, and resource.
  • Hold a member social and give them special outreach to get them to interact with each other.
  • Develop a “young professionals” affinity group to get the younger new members involved.
  • Hold a luncheon for new and prospective members. Invite several Current members and representatives of the board facilitate discussion and answer questions.
  • Personal welcome from board membership chair, who invites new member for coffe date, introduces them to some of the chapter benefits and events.
  • Invite members can bring a non-member guest to one chapter event and only charge them for their meal.
  • Ask the membership committee to renewal calls, with special attention to those who have lapsed.
  • Celebrate AFP membership anniversaries at the annual meeting – 5 yrs, 10 yrs, 20 yrs, etc. – to try to build affinity for the organization and to draw in new and prospective members.



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