Greater Than 2010: Raise the Base
Posted on November 10, 2011 by Bethany Criss-June, NAACP Deputy Director for Membership
Let’s Raise the Base! The NAACP National Membership Office is excited to launch a new membership contest. This will be the first time that we have had a contest featuring a cash prize!! The contest is open to all Units in good standing. It starts November 15, 2011 and ends December 30, 2011*.
The top membership producing Adult Unit and Youth & College Unit in each region will win a cash prize of $2,500! The prize for the State Conference that brings in the most memberships is $5,000!
And if that wasn’t enough, Units that end the year in good standing with at least a 7% increase in membership sales over 2010 (Greater than 2010!) will be eligible for a drawing to win a trip for two to the 2012 Image Awards! The package will include tickets, airfare, lodging and ground transportation.
All memberships reported to the National Office between November 15 and December 30, 2011 will count toward the contest and memberships received online and in response to National renewal mailings will be counted, too. Winners will be notified by January 16, 2012.
There are so many ways to Raise the Base and boost membership numbers to be Greater than 2010; find a donor to subsidize memberships for Youth and College Units, encourage members to give gift memberships during the holiday season, have a pre-New Year membership drive, etc.
So let’s get out there and Raise the Base!
*Units must be in good standing by the launch date, November 15, 2011. Memberships must be received in the National Office by December 30, 2011 in order to be entered in the contest.