Taking your club from good to great
Growth: Why is it so important? <ul><li>More opportunities for service: More hands touch more lives. </li></ul><ul><li>1 m...
People join Kiwanis for different reasons. They stay for the same reason.
Benefits of Kiwanis membership <ul><li>New friends </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Good fellowship </li></ul><ul><...
Prepare for success <ul><li>Before you begin a membership initiative, evaluate your club. </li></ul><ul><li>What benefits ...
Think about your club <ul><li>Does your club meet these criteria? </li></ul><ul><li>Good fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Fun ...
Club assessment <ul><li>Club Excellence Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Club Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>This will begin...
The guarantee <ul><li>Follow the plan and I guarantee a successful </li></ul><ul><li>membership campaign. </li></ul>
How a membership campaign works <ul><li>Members sell a “free lunch.” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a list of at least 80 prosp...
Membership drive meeting <ul><li>At the meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>Have nametags for all guests and members. </li></ul><ul...
Important things to remember <ul><li>Keep good records of: </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations sent out. </li></ul><ul><li>Who a...
After the recruiting campaign <ul><li>Have an impressive induction ceremony. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct member orientation....
Something to think about <ul><li>New members are the best source of more new members.  Capture their enthusiasm.  </li></u...
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Taking Your Club From Good To Great

  1. 1. Taking your club from good to great
  2. 2. Growth: Why is it so important? <ul><li>More opportunities for service: More hands touch more lives. </li></ul><ul><li>1 million members = 2 million hands. </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to expand into new areas. </li></ul>
  3. 3. People join Kiwanis for different reasons. They stay for the same reason.
  4. 4. Benefits of Kiwanis membership <ul><li>New friends </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Good fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>To be a more informed citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing a smile on a child’s face </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prepare for success <ul><li>Before you begin a membership initiative, evaluate your club. </li></ul><ul><li>What benefits does your club offer to prospective members? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, “Would I want to join my club?” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Think about your club <ul><li>Does your club meet these criteria? </li></ul><ul><li>Good fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Fun meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Good fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Pertinent programs </li></ul><ul><li>Informative meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful service projects </li></ul>
  7. 7. Club assessment <ul><li>Club Excellence Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Club Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>This will begin the journey of taking the club from good to great! </li></ul>
  8. 8. The guarantee <ul><li>Follow the plan and I guarantee a successful </li></ul><ul><li>membership campaign. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How a membership campaign works <ul><li>Members sell a “free lunch.” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a list of at least 80 prospective members. </li></ul><ul><li>Send letters to those 80 people inviting them to an upcoming meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Call or visit all 80 people who have been invited to the meeting. Letters open the door, but personal contact gets people at the meeting. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Membership drive meeting <ul><li>At the meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>Have nametags for all guests and members. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign greeters. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a great speaker who “closes the sale.” </li></ul><ul><li>Be mindful to start and end the meeting on time. People are busy. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Important things to remember <ul><li>Keep good records of: </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations sent out. </li></ul><ul><li>Who attended the meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Who joined the club. </li></ul><ul><li>For those who did not join, follow up for their reasons for not joining. Some are interested, but have a conflict on that date. </li></ul>
  12. 12. After the recruiting campaign <ul><li>Have an impressive induction ceremony. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct member orientation. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a mentor for each new club member. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve new members from the start. Connect them to club activities such as meetings, board meetings, interclubs, and service projects. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Something to think about <ul><li>New members are the best source of more new members. Capture their enthusiasm. </li></ul><ul><li>How can clubs recruit younger members? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your club represent the diversity of your community? </li></ul>

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