Tree thumbnailDaniel R. Porter explains the benefits and importance of membership programs in this Technical Leaflet focused on recruiting members at historical societies.

The author provides an overview of the infrastructure necessary for a membership program, outlining the legal framework necessary, such as establishing dues and membership criteria.

Porter suggests effective means of recruitment, such as creating a recruitment kit of mailings, informational leaflets, and the use of newspapers.

Porter also overviews how to maintain membership records and how to cope with members who do not renew.

Technical Leaflet #37 (1971)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.