New leadership can often translate to a new focus and energy for a membership program. At the Missouri Historical Society a new Vice President for Advancement began her tenure with a goal of increasing the Society’s 4,500 membership while also growing the prospect pool to focus on an upcoming capital campaign to fund a new museum expansion.
Online transactions are growing rapidly. In 2012, we sent online renewals for the first time. On average, we sold 14.2% of our Memberships online in 2012 – compared to an average of 9.3% in past 3 years. In December, we recorded the largest number of online Membership sales, ever in one month – 18%, thanks to the new eReminders instituted this year by Membership Consultants.