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Paul Harris Society Webinar Presentation

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Webinar slides from webinar recorded on 12 February 2019.

The Paul Harris Society has grown to over 21,000 members in 138 countries worldwide and 16% of donations to The Rotary Foundation come from this special group of members. Are you looking for ways to encourage growth in the society within your district or club? Or, new ways to keep society members engaged? If so, join us for a webinar hosted by the Foundation’s Annual Giving team, including Rotarian panelists, and get tips about how to recognize new Paul Harris Society members, engage them after they join and continually engage them for years to come. In addition, we will include a brief history of the Paul Harris Society along with an overview of updates.

During this webinar, you can expect to hear:

• Ways to promote the PHS in your clubs and districts
• How to recruit members
• Tactics for engaging and thanking PHS members

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Paul Harris Society Webinar Presentation

  1. 1. ROTARY’S PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY 12 February 2019
  2. 2. 2 TODAY’S LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Identify and invite new members • Recognize members in your district • Implement ideas for addressing common challenges • Have fun!
  3. 3. 3 PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY FACT
  4. 4. 4 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 Joined Stayed Left (includes deceased) PHS MEMBERSHIP GROWTH IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS 10,487 14,374 17,113 19,514 21,328
  5. 5. 5 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 18,000 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Annual Fund PolioPlus Fund Foundation Grant FUND BREAKDOWN FOR PHS DONORS NumberofIndividuals
  6. 6. 6 PROMOTING THE PHS IN YOUR CLUB Why do we only mention the Paul Harris Society in November?
  7. 7. 7 IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL PHS MEMBERS Every Club Rotarian is a potential member! • Use reports to identify good prospects • Talk about ways to fulfill the commitment • Engage in one-on-one conversations
  8. 8. 8 MAKING THE “ASK” 1. Be personal! 2. Be face to face! 3. Talk about impact! 4. Share your giving story!
  9. 9. 9 JOIN THE PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY BY PHONE OR EMAIL 1-866-9ROTARY rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org ONLINE www.rotary.org/paulharrissociety and choose “Join” BY MAIL Using the Paul Harris Society brochure
  10. 10. 10 A MEMBER HAS JOINED, NOW WHAT? • Ask new members to share why they support the Foundation • Invite new members to visit or participate in a project • Acknowledge and thank
  11. 11. 11 DISTRICT LEADERS HAVE A KEY ROLE IN RECOGNITION 1. Invite new PHS members to a special dinner 2. Present PHS certificate and chevron 3. Get to know new members
  12. 12. 12 COMMON PHS CHALLENGE #1
  13. 13. 13 COMMON PHS CHALLENGE #2
  14. 14. 14 HOW DO I GET RECOGNITION? CLUB LEADERS Contact your district Paul Harris society coordinator DISTRICT LEADERS Email annualfund@rotary.org to obtain chevrons
  15. 15. 15 PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY FACT Members of the Paul Harris Society represent over 135 countries around the world.
  16. 16. 16 CONTINUING PHS RECOGNITION • Make sure PHS members are recognized at key events – District conference – Foundation seminars – Club events • Show total PHS giving in your newsletter or other forum.
  17. 17. 17 MAKING ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FUN • Consider a Paul Harris Society Project for your members • Hold a reception or event at your District Conference • Plan a Paul Harris Society event
  18. 18. 18 RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL PHS EVENT • Make it inspirational • Recognize your PHS members • Have fun!
  19. 19. 19 PHS PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS • Paul Harris Society brochure (revised!) • Paul Harris Society page on Rotary.org • PHS reports on Rotary.org • Sample PHS thank you • TRF Reference Guide

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