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Membership Development





Membership development plays a key role in ensuring the future growth of IEEE and its members. This page supports IEEE volunteers worldwide who are engaged in membership development activities.

This suite of tools and resources is designed to give MD volunteers what they need to be successful. Do you have a question or suggestion? Email



This section contains information and resources for IEEE volunteer training related to membership development.

Elevator Pitch for Recruiting New Members MD Manual - English (PDF, 1 MB)
IEEE Member Grade Elevation MD Manual - Chinese (PDF, 2 MB)
Recruitment Best Practices MD Manual - Spanish (PDF, 1 MB)
Retention Best Practices MD Officer Training presentation (PPT, 11 MB)
Center for Leadership Excellence Member Benefits (PDF, 546 KB)

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Communication templates

This section contains templates to assist volunteers with communications to IEEE members. The templates can be used by Region, Section, or Chapter Membership Development Officers in outreaches to members who have newly joined IEEE, are in arrears, or are past members and could be reinstated. Areas in each letter are highlighted for customization by the IEEE geographic or technical unit. 

Outreach to new members
(DOC, 23 KB)
Region Director message to region volunteers
(DOC, 30 KB)
Outreach to members during renewal and recovery
(DOC, 25 KB)
Region MD Chair message for recruitment
(DOC, 29 KB)
Message to members in arrears
(DOC, 24 KB)
Message to members in arrears with no more services
(DOC, 24 KB)



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Reports and data


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Promotional collateral

This section contains promotional collateral to assist IEEE volunteers in recruiting new members. There are links to documents that can be printed locally, or you can order a Membership Development kit to have collateral items mailed to you.

Membership Brochure - Professional
(PDF, 9 MB)
Membership Brochure - Student
(PDF, 7 MB)
MD Kit online order form
(secure login required)
Benefits of Membership - English
(PDF, 546 KB)
IEEE Digital Brochure
(PPT, 8.5 MB) for use as a looping presentation at events
Benefits of Membership - Spanish
(PDF, 722 KB)
IEEE Volunteer Brochure
(PDF, 1 MB)
e-Membership flyer
(PDF, 140 KB)
Membership Development Product Sheets Member-Get-a-Member Program Ads
(ZIP, 277 KB)
Presentations on general global membership and student membership  



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