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Membership Increase: Tips to Gain the Numbers Your Chapter Needs

Let’s face it, we all want more members, and we're bound to get them one way or another. What follows are some ways to increase your membership.

Caitlyn - EnthusiasmEnthusiasm! Talking to your friends is for sure a good way to recruit new members. If anything, they are a great place to start; because you know them, and they trust you enough to understand the greatness of the opportunity. Aside from your friends, though, you also have people that you meet throughout your high school career. Being enthusiastic about FBLA will help you encourage more members.

Caitlyn - POstPost! Social media is another great way to recruit members. Everyone is on social media, whether it be Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or whatever other sites they have. You have all your friends, classmates, and people you have passed by at one point or another on one site that will read your post and become curious. You can post selfies about all of the fun things your chapter does.

Caitlyn - AdvertiseAdvertise! Creating flyers to post around your school is a great way to catch people’s attention. Talk about the upcoming events that you have going on in your chapter. You can even talk about the community service opportunities you have. A lot of people are very interested in gaining those community service hours, plus they look great on college and job applications.

These are just a few of the things you can do to increase membership. Try some of these and have fun with your members!