Hey JCI Michigan!! Fall is almost upon us and that is exactly what we would like our new and prospective members to do... Fall upon us!! Well I am here to tell you that it is possible to have new members fall into your lap. Follow these Membership tips and and you may experience it for yourself!
There are 5 areas to focus on when attracting members. Partnerships is a great place to start! Much like Grand Rapids did when they Partnered with their local chamber and brought in 35 members last month! All you have to do is target potential partners and reach out to them to show how the Jaycees can benefit them or how you think you can be mutually beneficial to each-other.
Second you can focus on Press Releases. These should be shared with as many outlets as possible, Newspaper, social media, news stations, radio. etc. Any person you can share you message with is a target. Make sure to have someone proofread your release before sending it out.
Plan a Membership Drive. Have an event where you talk about and sell your organization to potential members. Have prominent speakers and personally invite potentials and local leaders from the community.
Showcase the Value the Jaycees bring to the community! talk about all of the great things that we do to empower young people to create positive change and how these things positively affect the community!
Have FUN! When people see you having fun they will want to be a part of it too! People Join People! They don't join organizations. They want to see the people of your organization having a good time. This shows them that they can expect to have a good time too! and at the end of the day that is what we all want. To have a good time while creating positive Impact!
Keep up the great work and thanks for being an awesome Wolfpack!!
The Value of Membership