Multiple Membership Options for Groups
You've been asking. Now it's here! Each group can set up multiple options for your members to join your group. Maybe you want a free membership with options to be a supporter, sustainer or leader with donations of certain amounts. You now can.
Want to add in more options? Fill out our form. Then allow two business days for us to make the update. As always, early each month, we'll add up all of the membership amounts received over the previous month and deposit them directly into your group bank account. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host your next meeting on Zoom
NPCA is pleased to offer all affiliate groups the use of our Zoom account to host your group board meetings, strategic planning sessions and webinars.
Zoom allows for online meetings, including video, screen sharing, and chat and is the platform NPCA currently uses for its webinars, as well as committee and board meetings. Your participants can join by computer, smart phone or even a landline phone (audio only, in that case). By using the NPCA account, you can extend your meeting beyond the 45 minute limit that comes with the free version.
Meetings will be confirmed within two business days by staff, who will send along the details on how to access the meeting for you to forward to participants. Meetings are on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for your understanding if we cannot honor all requests, or if we suggest an alternate time. Please place your request as soon as you know your meeting time, ideally at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
Permanent Group Emails
More and more groups are switching to "permanent" emails for their board members, e.g., email@example.com. Great! We encourage groups to consider that option, which facilitates communication between you, your members, NPCA and beyond. No more updates to make as your officers change.
If you have such permanent emails, we suggest that you use them to set up "permanent" accounts for those positions in the NPCA database. Go to our home page, click on "join now" in the upper right corner and fill in the required fields, including those permanent emails. Then contact us and we'll make sure they are linked to your group listing in the Affiliate Group directory. As your officers change, you just need to log into those records and update the names and they will automatically update on our website. Easy!
Membership Lists and Dues Deposits
On a monthly basis, NPCA compiles all of the affiliate group memberships that came through the NPCA community builder platform over the previous month, deposits payments directly into group bank accounts and sends membership lists to groups. Groups opting to use the NPCA's community builder platform for their own manage all of their members directly through the site. For all other groups, NPCA staff will email monthly reports directly to the group leaders as designated. The latest deposits were made by November 7 to cover membership payments in October 2017. Individual memberships in affiliate groups via NPCA continue to rise, so check your email for your group-specific membership list and your bank account for your deposit.
Our database platform is automated to send out membership renewal reminders both 30 days and 10 days before each individual's renewal date, with a final reminder on the date the renewal is due. Remind your members to activate their profile, check their membership status and renew! We'll be sending some overdue reminders, but your members might appreciate a reminder from you, too!
Help us Showcase our Community
What have you accomplished lately? Do you have a member of your group you'd like to highlight? We love to publish news of recent outstanding achievements of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and others in the greater Peace Corps community in our quarterly WorldView magazine. Email text with your years and country of service to the NPCA’s Community News Editor, Peter Deekle, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your telephone number and add a photograph, if you wish.
Back by demand: Monthly Group Newsletter
Now back by popular demand: a monthly newsletter for NPCA affiliate groups. This landing page will always have the most recently updated headlines, but the crucial action items and deadline reminders will come directly to you once each month. In between, be sure to track news on this page and through the NPCA e-newsletter.
Are you a group leader and didn't get the newsletter? Contact us!
Catch up with our Updated Resources and Recorded Webinars
In case you missed any of our webinars, don't fret. Visit our list of webinars with links to recordings and presentation materials. Some of the more popular ones include:
- Tips of the Trade: Building your database - finding those RPCVs
- Supporting Women and Girls Around the World
- Engaging your Group in Support of Refugees
- Amazing Technology Resources for your Group
- Legal Considerations 101: Non-profit Status and Tax Filing
Most recent addition: International Women's Day 2018: Another Opportunity to Serve (February 7, 2018)