Communicate with your Members
Are you communicating effectively with your affiliate members? It is crucial that affiliates maintain a regular flow of communication with their members, both to keep them in the loop with what is going on within the affiliate and to ensure that they feel included in the organization. Remember, many of these members were never chapter members before and affiliate membership is new to them. The ACNM Affiliate Portal provides affiliate officers with the up-to-date member information necessary to facilitate these communications.
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:
- Excel file of all
current affiliate members including names, contact information, and membership data (click Export to CSV File in
the Reports section and then click the Create Report button)
- Affiliate Dues Remit reports for affiliate Treasurers
- Pre-formatted PDF mailing labels
- PDF member rosters
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.
In the spirit of sharing and stimulating discussion within and among affiliates, check out the newsletter from CNMA, the California Affiliate of ACNM!
Creating an Online Presence
Using Technology to Connect Members
Today's technology offers affiliates the opportunity for affiliate leaders and/or members to connect over long distances via teleconference or webinar. Please review ACNM's Teleconference & Webinar Best Practices for suggestion on how your affiliate can hold effective virtual meetings at no cost. Questions? Want to set up a GoToMeeting Webinar for your affiliate? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org