The membership benefit that pays.
No one knows how beneficial IEEE membership is to technical and career development better than IEEE members.
Consider sharing your IEEE membership experience and get rewarded for doing so. Through the Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) program, IEEE rewards your efforts in recruiting new members. You can share a referral card (download below) or submit a referral online.
Note on 2018 MGM Awards: MGM awards for the 2018 membership year (recruiting activity from 16 August 2017 to 15 August 2018) will be sent by 1 October 2018 to the email address on your member record. Please ensure your email address is up to date in your profile to ensure you receive this and other important membership information.
For each new member you recruit during the membership year (16 August 2017 through 15 August 2018), you earn an award that can be used toward IEEE dues, IEEE Society fees, or the purchase of books and publications (excludes merchandise and products). Shop the Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog.
Professional members can earn:
Student members can earn:
Your local Section can also benefit by your participation in the MGM program.
Section awards: The top five recruiters in each region are determined by the total number of members recruited and only from those individuals who, as a result of their efforts, earned the maximum US$90 individual award. In the event of a tie, the section award will be split evenly. If a member has no Section affiliation, no Section award can be paid.
Overall IEEE award: The top recruiter in IEEE earns an additional US$500 award for his/her Section.
Additional rules apply to Section awards.
All members receive four referral cards that are personalized with their names and member numbers in their acknowledgement package when they join or renew each year. If you need more cards, you may download this PDF template from the link below that can be printed as is, or on Avery business-card-style templates. This is a fill-able form where you can enter in your name and member number, save the file locally, and reprint as needed.