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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 
AnnouncementsIs your club conducting a prospective member drive.  Check out some of the Rotary International documents available to help give you better insights.

How to update member records in "My Rotary" at Rotary International, www.rotary.org 

How to edit Member Info in My Rotary.

For the fiscal 2019-20 the district is offering membership development incentives.  Club Grants for Membership Development

Membership Resource Guide 2019 - check out the available resources to assist with membership development.
 


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Name

Description

Audience

Available

 

Strengthening Your Membership

This guide explains the process of creating a membership development plan and provides strategies and tools you can use to attract and engage new members.

Club presidents and membership committees, and district membership chairs

 

http://shop.rotary.org/ (SKU: 417)

Starting a Rotary Club

This guide describes a nine-step process to create a new club, from the initial idea to the charter celebration, and beyond.

 

District governors

 

N/A

 

Introducing New Members to Rotary

Utilize this guide to develop a process for engaging new members from the start by helping them get involved, connecting them with a mentor, and by pacing the learning over time.

 

 

Club leadership

 

http://shop.rotary.org/ (SKU: 414)

 

Be A Vibrant Club

A quick guide for clubs with strategies for enhancing your club’s structure, activities, and even culture.

 

Club leadership

http://shop.rotary.org/ (SKU: 245A)

Connect for Good

Eight-page guide shows how to get involved and connect with Rotary.

Current members

http://shop.rotary.org/ (SKU: 595)

 

Rotary Basics

This comprehensive guide to all things Rotary covers everything from how Rotary began to how you can optimize your membership experience.

 

New members

 

http://shop.rotary.org/

(SKU: 699)

Impact Begins With You

This prospective member brochure explains who we are and what sets us apart from other organizations.

Prospective members

http://shop.rotary.org/

(SKU: 001)

 

 

LEARNING CENTER: ONLINE COURSES

Name

Description

Audience

Available

 

New! Leading Change

Learn the basics of change management, including how to succeed in leading changet, how to assess people's readiness to make changes, how to plan for change, and how to respond to any resistance.

 

 

Rotary members

 

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

 

 

Rotary Basics

Meet members around the world, watch videos, deepen your understanding of Rotary, and test your Rotary knowledge in this course. While designed for new members, it’s a good refresher for long-time members.

 

 

Rotary members

 

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

 

Club Membership Committee Basics 

Learn more about your responsibilities in developing your club’s strategic membership plan to attract and engage members.   

Club membership committee members   

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account

required) 

 

Your Membership Plan

Create a step-by-step plan to strengthen your membership and keep your club vibrant and relevant.

 

Rotary members

 

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account

required)

 

Best Practices for Engaging Members

Is your club losing more members than it’s gaining? It’s time to get serious about engaging members.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

Kick-start Your New Member Orientation

Are new members leaving within a year or two? Learn how to better connect with them and help them get involved from the start.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

 

Practicing Flexibility and Innovation

If you find that your club’s rules are preventing members from getting the experience they want from Rotary, try changing them.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

Building a Diverse Club

A diverse club reflects the make-up of its community, has a greater impact, and is more attractive to prospective members.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

Online Membership Leads

What’s all this talk about membership leads? This course will clear up the mystery behind these online leads.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

Is Your Club Healthy?

Take this course to help your club stay valuable to your members and your community.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

Strategies for Attracting New Members

Are guests of your club not interested in joining? Learn how to improve the club experience to make it attractive to visitors.

 

Rotary members

http://rotary.org/learn (log in My Rotary account required)

 

Alumni Report Guide

Learn how to use the Program Participants and Alumni Report as a tool to identify club program speakers, service project volunteers, or prospective members.

 

District and zone leadership

https://my.rotary.org/en/ document/how-use- program-participants- and-alumni-report

 

 

 

TOOLS

Name

Description

Audience

Available

Membership Best Practices Discussion Group

This discussion group provides a forum for leaders at all levels to share best practices for recruiting, attracting, engaging, and retaining current and prospective members.

 

Rotary members

https://www.rotary.org/ myrotary/en/exchange- ideas/groups/membershi p-best-practices

Rotary Club Health Check

This resource helps club leaders pinpoint opportunities for growth and prescribes resources to help remedy problem areas.

 

Club leaders

http://shop.rotary.org/ (SKU: 2540)

 

Membership Assessment Tools

Learn how to evaluate and improve your membership development plan with these tools, complete with sample surveys and information on organizing new clubs, recruiting and retaining members.

 

 

Current members

 

http://shop.rotary.org/ (SKU: 801)

 

Customizable Rotary Club Brochure

In this template, clubs can upload their own photos, edit text, list dates of upcoming events, and share member testimonials.

 

Prospective members

 

N/A

 

How to Delegate Your Online Access

As a club or district officer, you can temporarily delegate your level of access in My Rotary to another member for assistance in managing Rotary business online.

 

Club and District leaders

https://my.rotary.org/en

/document/how- delegate-your-online- access

 

RESOURCES

Name

Description

Audience

Available

Starting a Club webpage

 

Find information and resources about the process of starting a Rotary club

 

Rotary members

https://my.rotary.org/e n/learning- reference/learn- topic/start-club

New! Guide to Corporate Membership

This guide describes the benefits of corporate membership and how to use it in your club.

Rotary members

https://my.rotary.org/e n/document/guide- corporate-membership

Guide to Satellite Clubs

This guide describes the benefits of a satellite club and how to start one.

Rotary members

https://my.rotary.org/d ocument/guide- satellite-clubs

Club Membership Committee Checklist

Keep your membership committee on track with this checklist covering assessments, attraction, and engagement initiatives.

Rotary Members

 

N/A

 

 

Engaging Young Professionals Toolkit

This online toolkit can help clubs connect with Young Professionals by first understanding them. Topics included are characteristics of your audience, your club’s culture, ideas for outreach and engagement, and the long-term benefits of becoming a Rotarian.

 

 

Rotary Members

 

 

N/A

Stat e of Rot ary’s Membership power point

Understand the current State of Rotary’s Membership: how we got here, who is joining, who is leaving and the opportunities that exist to strengthen membership.

 

Rotary Members

 

N/A

 

 

Club Flexibility web page

This web page offers ways clubs can implement the new flexible options Council decisions granted them. Includes links to frequently asked questions, governance documents, and start guides for alternative membership types, and flexible meeting formats.

 

 

Rotary members

 

 

N/A

 

“Disc ove r Rotary Power Point

Show this presentation at prospective member or other events to introduce Rotary to the public. It covers Rotary’s values, history, and the benefits of membership.

 

Prospective members

 

N/A

Understanding Membership Reports: Getting Started

This guide lists each membership report available, explains the information it provides, and steps on how to find them.

Rotary members

 

N/A

Creating a Positive Experience for Prospective Members

Find tips and ideas for connecting with prospective members, and what you can do to ensure they have a positive experience.

Rotary members

 

N/A

Proposing New Members

Best practices for proposing new members to your club.

Rotary members

N/A

 

How to Manage Membership Leads (Clubs)

 

Step-by-step directions for using the Membership Leads database to track and manage member leads at the club level.

 

 

Club leaders

https://www.rotary.org/ myrotary/en/document

/how-manage- membership-leads- clubs

 

How to Manage Membership Leads (Districts)

 

Step-by-step directions for using the Membership Leads database to track and manage member leads at the district level.

 

 

District leaders

https://www.rotary.org/ myrotary/en/document

/how-manage- membership-leads- districts

 

New Member Welcome Kit

Welcome new members to your club with pre- packaged Rotary essentials: Connect for Good brochure, What's Rotary? card, RI/TRF Annual Report, and Proud Member window cling.

 

New members

 

http://shop.rotary.org/(

SKU: 426)

 

Membership Minute e-newsletter

Bi-monthly Rotary stories and the latest membership development ideas, strategies, and resources.

Club and district leaders

www.rotary.org/en/new s-features/newsletters

Strategic Planning Guide

Use this guide and worksheet to help develop a vision, goals, and measurements for your strategic plan.

 

Club and district leaders

https://www.rotary.org/ myrotary/en/document

/strategic-planning- guide

 

 

WEBINARS

Name

Description

Audience

Available

 

Courageous Leadership

Using stories of transformation from Rotary and in their professional careers, hear trainers Louisa Horne and Doug Logan outline strategy for clubs on creating a vibrant membership experience. One that is irresistible to both members and visitors.

 

Rotary members

 

https://vimeo.com/cha nnels/rotarymembershi p/327063526

 

 

Membership Models for the Future of Rotary

Associate and corporate memberships, passport, satellite, and hybrid clubs: these are just some of the innovative, flexible models that clubs have designed recently. Panelists on this webinar discuss the challenges, benefits, and lessons of designing a club experience that works for every member

 

 

Rotary members

 

 

https://vimeo.com/cha nnels/rotarymembershi p/304737887

 

 

Building New Clubs Together

This webinar will be helpful if you believe that adding a new Rotary club in your community will broaden your capacity for service, think a satellite club may allow more prospective members to engage with Rotary, or want tips on how to charter a Rotaract club, or encourage Rotaractors to start their own clubs.

 

 

Rotary members

 

 

https://vimeo.com/cha nnels/rotarymembershi p/284246603

Hot, Warm, and Cold Leads: Engaging Your Prospective Members (Club Level)

Rotary volunteers and staff share best practices in communicating with prospective members, ensuring their Rotary experience is positive, and managing and admitting them through the Membership Leads platform.

 

 

Club leaders

 

https://vimeo.com/240 685013

First Impressions Matter webinar: The Membership Experience

Find out what happens when Rotarians use every interaction to engage, educate, and inspire fellow Rotarians and the community. Moderated by Jennifer Jones, Past Rotary Vice President.

 

Rotary members

 

https://vimeo.com/232 717098

 

How to Manage Membership Leads for District Leaders

This webinar shows district leaders how to effectively utilize the Membership Leads platform, provides best practices for encouraging clubs to take action with leads, and includes a Q&A section with attendees.

 

District leaders

https://vimeo.com/214 073740

Revitalize + Rethink Your Rotary Club: Crafting Your Member Experience

Learn ways your club can create an engaging and rewarding member experience by embracing new rules and flexibility options your members.

 

Rotary members

 

https://vimeo.com/180 066536

 

 

 

TRAINING MANUALS & DOCUMENTS

Name

Description

Audience

Available

District Membership Seminar Leader’s Guide

This guide provides you with speaking points, PowerPoint templates, and exercises to ensure your attendees participate and are engaged in each breakout session for club leaders or members.

 

District leaders

 

N/A

District Membership Committee Terms & Responsibilities

This sheet explains the district membership committee’s purpose, chair appointment, qualifications, duties, and responsibilities.

District leaders

 

N/A

Lead Your District: Committee Chair

Use this manual to set up and run an effective district committee

District leaders

N/A