Dates: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Eligibility: Open community or corporate clubs with fewer than 20 members
Amount: Up to $30 reimbursement every 6 months for clubs to create their own Meetup site, upon approval of Club Growth Director, until total membership of 25 has been achieved.
Contact: Club Growth Director
What is Meetup?
Meetup is an app and online social networking portal that helps people find others who share their interest or cause. Toastmasters clubs around the world have been successfully using Meetup to help prospective members find their club. To create a Meetup page for your club, visit Meetup.com for details.
How does Meetup work?
Your club signs up with Meetup, which costs $60 a year and easily pays for itself.
When you are creating the club account, you are prompted to give a description of your club, your meeting dates, and meeting times.
People looking for things to do are asked about their interests. This is how guests and future members will find your club.
The more active your clubs is the more it attracts new Meetup group members with the goal of gaining your club new members.
To make sure your club appears active to potential members have current members mark that they are attending the next meeting. This shows positive activity, which attracts new people to attend as guests.
Eligibility for the D83 Meet-up Incentive:
Open community or corporate clubs with fewer than 20 members are eligible for this incentive.
Club Growth Director approves the marketing plan and reviews progress with the club every 6 months.
Continued reimbursement will depend on achievement of the goals outlined in the club's marketing plan. When requesting reimbursement, clubs should submit a progress report via Google Form link on progress attracting new members to the club via Meetup.
To claim reimbursement for the D83 Meet-up Incentive:
Club must meet eligibility criteria
Proof of payment to Meetup: a copy of the club's "Your Meetup Organization Subscription Receipt" for subscription dates that fall within the current Toastmasters year.
All requests for reimbursement must be submitted to the Club Growth Director no later than June 30, 2020.