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Rotary District 7750 Membership Event Grants

Apply NOW for a District 7750 Membership Event Grant!
Plan a specific membership event with a complete set of intentional strategies, and the District will provide the funding!
Grant Applications Due by September 6, 2017-- APPLY TODAY!

 

Overview

Rotary clubs that have implemented the Intentional Membership Strategies recommended by the D-7750 Grow Action Team are growing successfully. The most successful strategies include a membership event where members invite prospects to a presentation of both Rotary International and their own club. These are typically a 1-hour program, sometimes extended to include a breakfast, lunch or happy hour format or during a regular club meeting time in lieu of a regular meeting.

To encourage clubs to plan and execute successful membership events, District 7750 will provide grants to cover event expenses. Clubs that plan and execute a complete event (all Event Requirements below considered) are eligible to receive a grant of up to $15 per guest to cover the expenses of the event ($300 maximum grant per event).

Click here to apply for your grant                   Recipe for a Successful Membership Event

Event Requirements

To qualify for a Membership Event Grant, a club must plan and execute all elements of a successful event:

  • Lead time - Schedule the event 6 to 8 weeks from the initial kickoff and invitation time window to avoid short-term schedule conflicts to allow time for members to invite prospects. Events must be complete, including follow-up activities, by October 31, 2017

  • Venue/Logistics - Plan for a suitable venue in terms of space, setup, refreshments and A/V equipment

  • Invitations -- An intentional strategy to prompt members to invite prospects is essential. Besides email and announcements at meetings, try:

  • Contact Information Capture -- Gather contact information about guests in advance, as well as "at the door" in case of walk-ins. Ask members to advise the event organizer(s) of name, email and phone numbers of prospects. Required: Use the "Potential Member" type in DACdb to keep track of prospects. 

  • Program -- Have a well-prepared program including either handouts or visuals covering Rotary International and your club, touching upon The Rotary Foundation, as well. Sample at: Discover Rotary Slide Show Template

  • Membership Proposals -- Have printed membership proposals on hand for prospects/sponsors

  • Other Collateral - Some type of Rotary printed material, club brochure, etc. as a take-home item

  • Follow-up plan - A plan to get a "Yes", "No" or "Not Now" from each attendee

Clubs that plan and execute a complete event (all above elements considered) are eligible to receive a grant of up to $15 per guest to cover the expenses of the event ($300 maximum grant per event).

Grant Application

Click here to apply for your grant

Please contact John Kimbell with questions jkimbell46@gmail.com


 

 
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