Thank you all for coming along for AIAS Membership Month 2021! As midterms approach, and the Level Up Membership Growth Challenge comes to an end, this week we’re recapping everything you may have missed from Membership Month! Make sure to take advantage of all the resources, opportunities, and each other!
Vice President DeFranza would like to thank all chapters and members for making this Membership Month a success. You are welcome to contact her at any time throughout the year at firstname.lastname@example.org by email, on Slack at Shannon DeFranza, and you can book a Google Meeting with her through the Calendly Link HERE.
And now for the recap:
We’ve broken down many different topics throughout Membership Month 2021. In weekly blog posts we’ve worked to make the information about AIAS and membership more understandable and accessible. Check out all of the posts below:
NATIONAL PROGRAMMING – MEMBERSHIP MONTH WEEK 1 – HERE
This covers all programming, content, opportunities/competitions, and programs to apply to for AIAS and includes all links to these.
WHAT DO MEMBERS WANT? – MEMBERSHIP MONTH WEEK 2 – HERE
This blog post covers the types of membership we offer, but goes further to analyze the types of members we have. How can you give members what they want if you don’t know them?
This blogpost also covers details about using the AIAS credential after your name!
REGISTERING YOUR MEMBERS – MEMBERSHIP MONTH WEEK 3 – HERE
This blog post covers your options as a chapter for registering members- discount codes, bulk registration, batch registration, and parity programs. It also covers International Dues information, how to use the Membership Grant Campaign at your chapter, and ideas on bringing in students to register!
LOCAL CHAPTER LOVE – MEMBERSHIP MONTH WEEK 4 – HERE
This covers and has links to all the different documents and resources to help strengthen and stabilize your chapter. Info about who to contact for help (Quad Directors, Ambassadors, your VP, and other chapters) is also included!
COMMUNITY BUILDING: CHAPTER EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS | MEMBERSHIP MONTH WEEK 5 – HERE
This showcased our events for the year including the registration for FORUM which is now open! (Early bird ends November 17th!) It also includes info on how to submit your own chapter’s events for members to attend.
Our Town Hall was super successful! We talked about many topics from internship experiences to mentorship to the struggles of returning to in-person learning after a year online to the value of membership. We want to keep having these conversations, so stay on the lookout for more Town Halls in the future, and don’t hesitate to bring up topics to your Quad Directors, Ambassadors, and Officers!
The new Membership Manual for 2021-2022 has been rolled out! This was (painstakingly) updated to include all necessary information about membership for chapter leaders to use as well as helpful tips and tricks!
Check it out HERE
LEVEL UP: MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COMPETITION
AIAS National rewarding you for your hard work growing your numbers?? YES PLEASE!! This Membership Growth Competition is based on how much you can grow your membership numbers from last year by the end of October. On that date, the National Office will compare the percentage growth between your membership numbers on October 31st, 2020, to October 31st, 2021!
One Chapter per Quad/Region will win and receive $100!
Note: The Chapter must have at least 11 members, with their President registered by October 31st, 2021.
The winners will be announced in November!
Thank you to our Takeover Participants!
Many schools and individuals were integral to Membership Month as they took over our national instagram (@aiasorg) story and shared their experiences and information:
- AIAS Advocates Julia Andor and Haley Rogers
- CRIT Journal Team
- FBDAC 2020-2021 Director Quinn McFadden
- City College of New York
- Universidad de Monterrey
- The University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Temple University
- University of Kansas
- Georgia Tech University
- South Dakota State University
- New York Institute of Technology Long Island
- University of Texas Arlington
- University of Nevada Las Vegas
- Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Visible Value Wednesdays
Each Wednesday of Membership Month, our Vice President Shannon DeFranza, posted an IGTV Video as a part of the video series- Visible Value Wednesdays!
These will be posted throughout the year and remain on the @aiasorg instagram forever so you can still access these videos of Shannon breaking down ALL the information bout AIAS and Membership!
Any Questions? Ideas? Email email@example.com and Vice President Shannon DeFranza can help you! This year’s theme is EVOLVE. Do you have ideas on how to better serve our members?
And as always be sure to share photos from your chapter on social media and tag @aiasorg and your Quad or Region account throughout the year! Use these hashtags: