RIMS has developed membership reports to reduce the amount of time required to communicate with chapter members, non-members that are associated with a chapter, prospects, as well as individuals the chapter leader choses to add to their contact list. Since members can login at any time and update their records, Chapter Leaders who keep their own database may not have the most up-to-date records.
There are no restrictions on the types or frequency of messages that a Chapter Leader may send to its contacts through this system but CAN-SPAM regulations require that email blasts must contain an opt-out function. The "unsubscribe" function this system provides automatically updates the main database.
To further strengthen chapter engagement and participation, we recommend:
To make the most of the reports, which RIMS offers, try using the "Template Manager" to create a template of a communication you would typically send to your membership. The Template Manager works in a similar fashion to a Word mail merge, except that the merge will e-mail instead of print letters etc.
||Accessing the New Member Report on a monthly basis to communicate with members that have joined in the last 30, 60 or 90 days to engage them at the chapter level.
||Having a local practitioner follow-up with members listed on the Expired Member Report that have allowed their membership to expire will help increase the member reinstatement rate, by reinforcing the value of local peer connections. |
||Utilizing the Expiring Member Report to communicate the value of the local chapter with members expiring in the next 30 or 60 days will increase the member retention rate.|
|All Members and Non-Members
||Assessing the Full Member Report to promote local meetings and RIMS events with existing chapter members and prospects will increase their level of engagement. |