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|Membership Growth Initiative|
BUILDING A STRONGER FSP
Every professional organization needs to evolve and grow to consistently deliver value and remain relevant to the member community.
The FSP Membership Growth Initiative (formerly known as Member Get a Member/MGAM) is an important part of our plan to do exactly that–and to maintain our position as the premier organization in the financial services profession. But we can’t do it without you.
Research proves that “word-of-mouth” referrals are the most effective recruitment tool for organizations like FSP. That makes sense: No one knows the benefits of membership better than you do, so no one is better suited than you to recruit new members into FSP.
Invest some time; it’s worth the return, on more than one level.
The Value of Recruiting: Keeping FSP Vital and Relevant
Building a stronger FSP empowers every member. When you recruit new members into FSP the entire organization is strengthened, and your own personal network is enriched. These new members keep FSP vital and keep us relevant in an ever-changing environment that demands that we all stay strategically savvy and extensively networked.
The Value of Recruiting: Reducing Your National Dues
If the incentive of expanding your own network and knowledge–and your referral system-- isn’t sufficient to motivate you to participate in this Membership Growth Initiative, consider this: each new member you bring in reduces your national dues.
Recruit one new member to reduce your dues 20%; two new members, 40%; three new members, 60%; four new members, 80%. Recruit five new members and enjoy free national dues in the next membership year.
Share your membership experience with colleagues and coworkers, those in your network, and those you’d like to have in your network—and invite them to create their own success story with FSP.
READY, SET, RECRUIT!
If you wonder how to get the conversation started, read below for some of the reasons why financial service professionals should belong to FSP. Then incorporate your own personal take on the value FSP brings to your practice. Explain how FSP helps you build your network, enhance your expertise, and advance in your career. Conclude by showing how it all leads to an ultimate goal of success–for you and for your clients. You will then have the makings of a most compelling rationale.
FSP Is Unique
FSP is the only organization in financial services where you find professionals from the entire spectrum of the industry. Attorneys, CPAs, insurance professionals, investment advisors, and others–they are all here, in your local Chapter, providing opportunities for learning that increase your expertise and networking that helps you build stronger client support teams. No other organization offers its members this collaborative environment, and all the benefits that come with it. Who would you like to have as a member of your client team? Invite them to belong.
You ARE FSP
Remember, too, your own pivotal importance to the FSP community. Each individual member is an important asset to the whole, bringing personal perspective and expertise that enhances the multidisciplinary nature of FSP. Who would bring more value to your professional network? And who do you think would benefit from being part of your professional network? Invite them to belong.
The Power of the Many
The growth fueled by new members enables FSP to offer more resources, education, networking, and overall support for all. Increased membership also brings increased recognition to FSP, which in turn reflects favorably on each individual member as well as the profession as a whole. Who do you see as an up-and-coming industry leader? A local expert on a particular topic? Invite them to belong.
The Practical Value of Membership
Familiarize yourself with the list of member benefits, and be prepared to talk about them: education that you can apply immediately in your everyday practice; access to opinion leaders and subject matter experts; prestigious publications and resources available online 24/7; virtual communities of like-minded professionals offering an additional networking platform; even discounts on professional necessities like E&O insurance and long–term DI plans. Do you know someone who might enjoy this broad array of benefits? Invite them to belong.
A lot more information and plenty of tools are available. Remember, we all benefit when more belong–so click the links below to find everything you need.