Leadership Tools and Resources
ACNM is pleased to offer tools and resources to assist you in the role of Affiliate leader. If you need information about engaging members in your affiliate; using the affiliate portal; contacting the affiliate membership or just the leaders; setting up a website or using Go-To-Meeting, all of it can be found below.
We are always looks for ways and ideas to improve services to the affiliate leaders. If you have an idea or a question, please email [email protected].It is everyone’s job to recruit members, as everyone benefits from more members and more resources. ACNM has developed an Affiliate Membership Toolkit to assist affiliate leaders in recruiting and retaining members. We hope with a dual effort by the national office and the affiliates, we will all be successful with increasing our membership.
All of the items in the toolkit are editable so each affiliate can include affiliate-specific information. The toolkit includes:
The Affiliate Membership Toolkit was first introduced during the October, 2014 Affiliate Connections webinar. Access that webinar, and all Affiliate Connections, here.
Strategic Planning is a process in which an organization sets priorities, focuses energy resources, and develops the goals of the organization. Strategic planning sets everyone in an organization moving in the same direction striving to achieve the Vision and Mission. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful. This process is used to set the direction of the organization, but also to set legislative and advocacy goals.
ACNM has developed introductory guides to assist affiliate leaders strategy planning. Many affiliates are currently working strategically, but not formally with a ‘strategic plan’. These guides are useful to affiliates just beginning the process or affiliates that want to formalize the work already in action.[email protected]
Meeting Planning Tips
Access the Affiliate Portal, where you can look up, download, and save data about your affiliate, by logging in to midwife.org at the top of the page using your username and password. Once you have successfully logged in, click "Edit My Profile." This takes you to a page that displays information about the affiliate. The link for the Affiliate Portal is along the right hand side of the page. Reports available to be run include:
Hint: To produce Export to CSV or Label reports that include all affiliate members do not make any selections in the Membership Category selection area. Only make selections in this area to exclude all unselected categories.
The affiliate portal allows
you to modify the reports generated to get the exact information you need.
This report will give you the opportunity to reach out and welcome the new members to the affiliate, alert them to upcoming events and tell them of the different ways they can become involved in the affiliate. Reaching out to the members, especially new members, is the first step in engaging them.
Change of Address
ACNM is dedicated to providing affiliates with services that enhance their ability to connect and communicate with members to build an active and engaged affiliate in their jurisdiction. ACNM is pleased to offer two e-Midwife discussion list-serves for each ACNM affiliate.
All Member List-serve
Affiliate Officers List-serve
Please click on the link to find additional information about accessing the list-serves and general guidelines for use. e-Midwife List-serve
Go-to-Meeting webinar request form and return to Christy Levine at [email protected]. If you don't need full webinar capabilities and a teleconference will suffice, you can register for a free conference line from a provider such as Freeconferencall.com.
To learn more about the micro-sites, please click here to read about the features and training available through ACNM or check out our template affiliate micro-site. There are many options available when using the micro-sites, including color schemes and the menu of content, so each micro-site will be individual.
Branding the Affiliate
It is important that all of the communications to members have the same look and feel so that members can easily recognize that it is from the affiliate. If your affiliate does not have a logo, ACNM has one developed that incorporates the ACNM logo and is available to all affiliates. If you are interested in using the ACNM affiliate logo, please complete the Affiliate Logo Use Agreement.
Social MediaAffiliates may choose to have an presence on Social Media in addition to a website. This is another tool to help communicate with your members and the general public about the Affiliate and midwifery.
ACNM has developed "Social Media Basics" to introduce affiliates to Social Media and help you get started. If you have any questions surrounding Social Media, please contact the ACNM Media Relations, Social Media and Marketing Specialist Damaris Hay at [email protected].
For additional information on how your affiliate can hold effective virtual meetings at no cost, please visit ACNM's Teleconference & Webinar Best Practices.
Questions? Want to set up a GoToMeeting Webinar for your affiliate? E-mail [email protected]
A newsletter is a great way to communicate with the members in your affiliate. In the spirit of sharing and stimulating discussion within and among affiliates, check out the newsletter from CNMA, the California Affiliate of ACNM!