MNA member2member drive
One Step at a Time to 1000 Members
MNA continues our March to 1000 after success in 2010. We hope to break 100 new members again this year so we are asking current MNA members to call one non-member in your network and ask them to join MNA. Fifteen minutes of your time is all we ask to help us grow. We will provide you with membership materials, a list of non-members in your area, or any other support you need
Why are more members important to your association? It’s simple: Because membership numbers matter in MNA's work on behalf of the nonprofit sector and because a larger membership enhances your existing membership.
Below are MNA members who's hard work on behalf of our association assisted us in bringing in 102 new members, and who won the fabulous 2010 prizes in our M2M drawing :
- Grand Prize to Emily McVey - an overnight getaway for two at the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in the Paradise Valley;
- First Prize to Mary Hernandez- a full conference package for next year’s MNA Conference in Billings – our Tenth Anniversary Conference;
- Second Prize to Cathy Cooney - a year's subscription to GrantStation; and
- Third Prize to Ned Cooney - one free job vacancy posting on Job Target with a free upgrade to a Power Post.
- Big Shout-Out to everyone for helping us bring in 102 new members in 2010!
Count Me In for the March to 1000 MNA members!
Building on our great success of last year, we are continuing our March to 1000 by asking our members to assist in recruiting new members in 2011. To make helping us even easier – simply check the Count Me In button, fill in the form with your contact info, the name(s) of the organization(s) you plan to contact, and hit the Submit button. This will notify Brad Robinson, Member Services Director, that you are participating in the Member2Member drive. For each organiztion you contact that becomes a new member, Brad will enter your name in the drawing. You can also email Brad directly if you have any questions before we "Count You In."
Check out the FAQ section below to assist you with membership questions.
Yes, Count Me In!
First Name: Last Name:
List the organization(s) you plan to contact or enter "none" if you are still unsure who to contact:
(If you like, we can help you with finding organizations in your area to contact.)
List any comments or questions here:
FAQ's for the member 2 member campaign
When do they have to join?
For a new member application to count in 2011 Member2Member Drive, the organization’s membership application and dues must be postmarked on or before Nonprofit Day in The Capitol Rotunda, January 27, 2012.
How will you know I sent them?
Brad will contact you after you submit the above“Count me In” form to track and support your efforts.
How will I know if they are not members?
All MNA members are listed on our website , or you can ask Brad or Patty and they can help you identify members and nonmembers in your community.
Will you keep us updated?
Yes, every time a new member joins as part of this campaign, we will announce the recruiting member and the new member on FaceBook, Twitter, and the MNA Blog. In addition, we will provide links to both organizations' websites so our followers can learn more about you and our new members.
When will the winners be announced?
In February 2012
How many 501(c)(3)’s are there in Montana and/or my community?
Check out the National Center for Charitable Statistics to view all nonprofits in Montana by County. Click on the "Charity Filers" link to view 501(c)(3) organizations.
What are the best benefits for me to highlight when asking organizations to join?
All organizations can benefit greatly from these four benefits:
Are there benefits that better suit large organizations?
The MNA Unemployment Insurance Alternative Program already saves more than $250,000 per year for the participating nonprofits. MNA also has a strongly enhanced group health insurance plan with 700 participating employees. In addition, many larger organizations are already are benefiting from MNAs outstanding Public Policy work
What are dues for new organizations?
The dues are based on a sliding scale to make membership affordable for all organizations. The minimum dues are $35 per year, and the maximum dues are $600 per year. Here is the full application with the dues structure.
What are the best ways for a potential new member to learn more?
If your contact would like to learn more about MNA on their own, you can offer the following:
Member 2 member Resources
Working to help @MTNonprofit recruit new members. Know of a MT nonprofit who could benefit? Let us know. http://bit.ly/eMM6WP
We are working to help MNA recruit new members. Do you know of a MT nonprofit who could benefit from this great association? Let us know. http://www.mtnonprofit.org/benefits/
YouTube: Send the following video to other organizations as a way to share the importance of membership in MNA for Montana nonprofits. Just link to the video, or embed the html code below on your web pages or emails.
MNA member Becky Kington, director of the Montana Weed Control Association, talks to Teresa Geremia-Chart, MNA's organizational development director, about the impact of membership and MNA's Board Governance trainings to her organization. Link to video.
Embed code for your webpage: copy and paste this to your webpage or email.
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