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? Use our Guide for Recruiting New Members
and see below for 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.