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Invite others to join NCDD before Thanksgiving for 50% off

As part of our 2013 member drive, we want to encourage our existing members to invite others to join NCDD as a Supporting Member for just $25. Word-of-mouth from those of you who know NCDD is absolutely the best way to expand our reach and get more people involved — and hopefully this gives you some incentive to encourage others to become members of this great network of ours.

Table-group-600px-outlinedJust send people to www.ncdd.org/drive-join50 to complete the membership application.  The first question on the form is “Who invited you to join NCDD during the 2013 member drive,” so we can recognize those who bring in new members!

The form allows people to join at 50% off the regular (already very reasonable) membership rates. People can join as a Supporting Member for only $25 (instead of $50) or a Sustaining Member for $62.50 (instead of $125).

You may want to send out a few emails to people you think should be involved in NCDD, or maybe you’d want to post an invitation on Facebook or send an alert out to a listserv you’re active in. Here’s some suggested text you can use as you see fit…

I’d like to invite you to join a great network I’m involved in — the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation. You can join for just $25 (50% off the regular dues for Supporting Members) if you complete the membership app at www.ncdd.org/drive-join50 before Thanksgiving.

NCDD (the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation) is an active network of about 2,000 organizations and professionals in the public engagement and group process realms. We all work — in one way or another — to bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and act together on today’s toughest challenges.

NCDD essentially serves as a gathering place, a resource center, a news source, and a facilitative leader for an active community of practice centered around the practices of dialogue and deliberation. Their online resource center is unmatched, with nearly 3,000 resources, and more than 32,000 people are subscribed to their monthly email updates. Their community is rich, responsive, and informed — their listservs, national conferences, and member “confab calls” demonstrate that.

NCDD is constantly creating opportunities for innovators in this growing field to connect with each other, learn from each other, and stay updated on what’s happening in the field. They also encourage collaboration through activities like their Catalyst Awards, and are always partnering with other leaders to help our field make a greater impact.

As a member, you’ll be among the first to hear about what’s happening in this important field. You’ll be featured on the NCDD member map and in the member directory, and you’ll be able to post to the NCDD blog, listservs and social media about your work. You’ll have access to all kinds of discounts on programs that boost your skills in engagement. And you’ll become part of a wonderfully rich, supportive, and dynamic network of people and organizations who are working to bring sanity and civility back to the way we solve public problems.

You can learn more about membership at www.ncdd.org/join, or just complete the form today at www.ncdd.org/drive-join50 to join for the $25 rate I’m extending you.

Sandy Heierbacher is the director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). She co-founded NCDD in 2002 with her husband Andy Fluke. Sandy has an M.A. in International Management from SIT Graduate Institute. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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