Member recruitment and retention are vital to the success of a philanthropy-serving organizations. Here, you will find sample documents, tips, and tools designed to help your regional association acquire, engage, and renew grantmaker members.
Membership Peer Community
The Membership Peer Community is for those who support membership recruitment and retention efforts at their PSO, manage member benefits, onboard new member organizations and staff/trustees, and manage their organization’s membership database.
- Membership Listserv (email@example.com)- You must be a member of the Forum & this Peer Community to post to this list.
- Three round-robin calls per year
- In-person meeting at Forum’s Annual Conference
Interested in joining this Peer Community? Submit your email address on the form at the bottom of the Our Networks page.
Forum Staff Lead: Courtney Moore, (202-888-7428), firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Alber Chase, Program Manager, NY Funders Alliance
Emily Alber Chase is Program Manager for NY Funders Alliance, a regional association of grantmakers who work and fund in New York State. In her role, Emily develops and implements the organization’s annual slate of programming and signature events including the biennial state-wide conference. Emily is also responsible for stewarding the organization’s member relations process and strategy by serving as a point of contact for members and spearheading the annual membership renewal campaign.
Emily received her B.A. in Political Philosophy from Syracuse University, and her Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Stephanie Martinez, California Programs Associate, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Stephanie joined GCIR in January 2015. She previously held posts in the hospitality industry and at a university procurement office. She earlier served as a summer intern with the Spark Program, an apprenticeship service for disadvantaged youth, and Legal Services for Children, a San Francisco-based legal services provider. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Global Studies from Sonoma State University. During her studies, she spent a year abroad at Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey, where she worked as an ESL instructor.
Stephanie was born and raised in Napa. During her childhood, she was involved with two educational nonprofits, Summer Search and Talent Search, which sparked her interest in working in the nonprofit sector. Stephanie enjoys practicing Bikram yoga, attending concerts with friends, and having weekend get-togethers with her very large family.