Recruitment Resource Center
Do you have a vast network of potential members you'd like to invite to be SAF members, but you're not sure how to approach them or what information to provide? Here are a few recruitment tips.
• Identify the best prospects.
Review your network of professional colleagues and identify who might benefit from SAF membership.
• Know the benefits of membership.
Review the membership pages
to provide prospects with more information about SAF and membership benefits.
• Give examples.
Provide your colleagues with examples of how your SAF membership has benefited you both personally and professionally. A positive testimonial is a great recruitment tool.
• Keep membership materials handy.
Print out copies of the paper membership application
to distribute at your next event and keep on hand at the office.
• Invite your prospects to upcoming events.
• Invite them to join online.
Ask them to join easily online by going to www.eforester.org/Membership
. Remind them to enter your information as their “Sponsor
” during the join process.
• Follow up.
Check back in a few weeks to see if they have joined and ask if they have any questions.
Not sure if a colleague is a current SAF member? Check the SAF Member Directory
before you begin a conversation about membership.
If you aren’t comfortable reaching out on your own, let SAF do the work for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
the contact information of your prospects and we will reach out on your behalf.