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American Choral Directors Association


September 5 - October 25, 2017

Is your state ready for Sing Up? 

What to expect

Your baseline for a starting number is changing this year. Instead of June 30 as in previous years, it will be your state's membership total on Oct. 31, 2016. We are working to get that number added to your state president's dashboard with our new association management system that launches on Sept. 5. Contact Sundra Flansburg if you would like to know that number before then.

Your state's goal for the fall 2017 membership drive: Add as many new members as you can through Oct. 25, and keep the members you already have. Click here to view possible Rewards and Recognition for this year's drive. Click on any of the links below to learn more about the special tools we are offering for member recruitment and retention.

Decide about participating in the Student Membership Initiative

States have the option to offer this program or not, and can include caps on the total number of students who can participate in it. Those states that opt-in offer first-year student dues of just $5! If states choose to participate, they subsidize those $5 student membership with a $15 state contribution on each, which is match with a $15 national contribution.

Determine how to distribute your 10 complimentary Active memberships

Each state can award up to 10 free Active memberships through this program, with the condition that there be a retention plan in place. The retention plan can be as simple as ensuring that each of those comped memberships receives a personalized welcome, and later in the year, a personalized invitation to a state event.

Ensure you are connected with membership drive news

The national office will send out regular emails to state leaders (presidents, presidents-elect, membership chairs). Please also follow our Membership & Communications Director Sundra Flansburg on Facebook and Twitter. When you post anything membership drive related, please use the #SingUpACDA hashtag.

Explore additional tools and strategies

Click here for more membership drive tools (you must be logged in to access)!