Ideas to reach ALL members!

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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » July 9th, 2014, 9:05 am

190. Invite Classroom Close-up, NJ to your local to highlight your members!

Classroom Close-up, NJ is a half-hour television program that features innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. The Emmy®-winning show is in its 20th season. If any of your members are planning a special project with students, give NJEA a head's up and get them (and your students) on the show to highlight their work!

Everything you need to know about Classroom Close-up, NJ can be found here: https://www.njea.org/about/classroom-close-up
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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:05 pm

191. Congratulating members? Don't forget to send a congrats card to members when they get married.

This one goes with # 160: "Welcome Newborns to your Association."

Enough said. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:07 pm

192: offer incentives to members when they come out to events.

This one should go in the "Getting Members Out" of the forthcoming publication, 150+ Ways to Engage Members.

When members come out to social activities held in restaurants, consider giving members incentives to stay longer (a prize for the member who stays the longest), etc. At Summer Lead 2014 I met a membership chair who said that her local regularly does this with good results. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:08 pm

193. Ask your members. . .

In planning social events for members, consider asking them when they should occur. For example, at Summer Lead 2014 I met a member whose local regularly does this, and the first social event of the year coincides with the third paycheck. The member reports that social events held before them have relatively low turnouts. . .
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New Jersey Education Association
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Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:17 pm

194. Does your local have a philanthropic fund?

Philanthropic funds provide a mechanism for your members to donate to various causes and charities. In this way your local can collect money from members for scholarship awards, local charities, etc. Your local could participate in dress down days, various contests and events, events held at McDonalds (i.e. "McTeacher Night") and other corporate partners, etc.

Some locals connect all their social committee events to the philanthropic fund, so each allows for a collection towards a common cause.

Your UniServ field representative can help you set up a philanthropic fund. Go for it! :mrgreen:
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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:31 pm

195. Host a Grade-In for your members.

Grade-ins offer fun ways for members to get together and draw attention to the number of hours that go into their jobs outside the school day. Check out this article and the accompanying video:

https://www.njea.org/news/2011-03-23/members-stage-grade-in-at-deptford-mall
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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:46 pm

196. Offer child care services to your members so that they can shop for holiday gifts!

We got this idea from a PRIDE activity that has the local association providing child care to parents by using the school auditorium to show a film, allow children to participate in a craft activity, etc. However, your local association could easily supply this services to your own members (or both parents and members), allowing them time to shop for gifts. :mrgreen:
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UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
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609-599-4561 ext. 2236

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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:47 pm

197. Offer free coffee to members on the first day of school.

Some locals ask for community businesses to supply the coffee. In turn, these locals ask their members to frequent the coffee shops and restaurants.
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New Jersey Education Association
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609-599-4561 ext. 2236

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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » August 10th, 2014, 9:54 pm

198. Encourage members to attend your rep council and general membership meetings by "passing the baton!"

I got this idea from a member that I met at Summer Lead 2014 who said that she was going to make a baton available to members (one resembling that which runners use; not those used by color guards and bands) and encourage them to invite others to attend meetings by placing the baton in their mailbox. :mrgreen:
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

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Re: Ideas to reach ALL members!

Postby JimBoice » September 4th, 2014, 9:00 am

199. Send an email out congratulating all your members who have earned tenure.

Throughout these 199 ideas, there are many that offer suggestions on recognizing members who earn tenure. One easy thing local leaders can do is send an all member email listing the members who have earned tenure and congratulating them. :mrgreen:
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