Surround yourself with people who are positive and who are committed to hosting a membership drive. Gain approval from your club’s board of directors. Board approval brings legitimacy to the project as well as the ability to budget the drive. The costs associated with a membership drive—such as postage, printing of programs, meals and more—need to be considered. Form a membership drive committee, including these positions:
- Project lead: Coordinates the entire program, orients the members to their responsibilities and supervises them during the drive.
- Lead for attendance: Develops and secures approval of the prospect list, arranges for printing and mailing, and ensures the attendance of members and guests.
- Lead for venue: Responsible for all special arrangements for the meeting: time, place and physical setup, name tags, greeters and applications.
- Lead for meeting program: Arranges speakers and sets the agenda for the special program.