North American Membership Awards
The Chapter Relations Committee encourages membership recruitment and retention at the chapter level. The North American Membership Awards are presented annually to recognize chapters that are charging ahead with innovative techniques to recruit and retain members.
In keeping with the theme "Progress Through Sharing," information submitted will be shared as best practices with other chapters.
Three awards may be granted annually. Chapters compete for three awards (first, second, and third place). The winning chapters receive the following items, which they can proudly display at their gatherings:
First Place: An IIA wall banner and table cover featuring The IIA's logo* and the chapter's name in appropriate language
Second Place: An IIA table cover featuring The IIA's logo* and the chapter's name in appropriate language
Third Place: An IIA wall banner featuring The IIA's logo* and the chapter's name in appropriate language
The IIA's logo can be replaced with your chapter logo if you provide the artwork and the logo falls under IIA branding guidelines.
Annual Submission Deadline: August 31
All chapters who have submitted their annual Membership Recruitment and Retention Plan to IIA Global Headquarters by August 31 are eligible to compete. Your plan may bring you closer to receiving the Membership Award. Plans submitted will be gathered, judged, and compared to your chapter's actual results in growth and retention in comparison to others in the same size category.
Any activity or program conducted by a chapter to recruit or retain members during the period of June 1 through March 31 is eligible. Emphasis should be placed on innovation, as awards will recognize chapters who have utilized the most creative ways to target new members and retain current members with proven results.
Activities or programs may be local, statewide, or national, but must originate within the chapter. Award winners are determined primarily by the level of innovation and results. Other factors may include the impact of the activity or program, level of involvement of members and volunteers, and ability for the program or activity to be replicated by other chapters.
Best Practices from Previous Winners
Previous winners have employed some of the following strategies:
- Utilizing electronic and/or other media methods to promote membership
- Focusing recruitment activities on specialty or industry groups such as government auditors
- Taking advantage of institute events, websites, newsletters, etc. to recruit or retain members
- Using inventive techniques to increase student and educator membership
- Drawing on members' talents and resources to recruit or retain members
- Developing and disseminating membership information to new audiences
To be considered for the award, chapters must submit their Membership Recruitment and Retention Plan by August 31. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax +1-407-937-1101, or mail to:
247 Maitland Ave.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701, USA
Attention: Mr. Tracy Holmes, Membership Recruitment Manager
All entries will be reviewed and winners determined by the Chapter Relations Committee.