Join Division 51 : Membership Drive

Help Is Needed To Recruit New SPSMM Members


How can members of SPSMM help with this year's membership drive? There are three recruitment strategies listed below that you can choose. You can also email and share the latest membership brochure and application.


1. Individual Recruitment: This is inviting colleagues and students to join SPSMM. This can be a brief conversation or an email to a potential member about the importance of the psychology of men. You can print the brochure and give it to potential members and post it in your work setting. The most convincing way to recruit is to discuss the free membership option for 2011 and the benefits of joining SPSMM. Every new member will receive our journal, the Psychology of Men and Masculinity, be able to join the list serve, and have opportunities to network with over 500 psychologists committed to the psychology of men. 


2. Networker, Connector, Mentor: This means becoming a resource/contact to new members after they join. Signing up for a free year is one thing, but paying the dues the second year is the real test of a new member’s commitment. We need to nurture new members and help them become part of our community. We need SPSMM members that will welcome new members with a phone call or email and keep them involved by encouraging them to participate in divisional activities and the growth of the psychology of men. We all know that the personal connection to the SPSMM is a critical variable in the division’s appeal and viability.


3. Campus/Work Setting, State, and Regional Coordinators: This is the systematic recruitment of new members by developing strategies to recruit members in work settings, statewide, or your region. This role implies creating strategies for recruitment on a larger scale than individual recruitment. Campus, state, or regional list serves, email networks may be vehicles to get the word out about SPSMM.  Recruiting during local and regional conferences and conventions can help develop local communities that support the psychology of men. Additional brochures will be provided for those individuals who take a leadership role in recruiting in states and specific regions of the country. There may also be additional resource and services provided by SPSMM for these larger recruitment interventions.