RE: NANFA-- Membership

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Wed, 12 May 2004 11:13:34 -0500

A subscriber writes:
>>>I would probably join if I could do so online via Paypal if for nothing
other than to get AC. If you made it easier for people to join maybe more

and Todd responded:
>>>That is something to explore for sure. What we need to figure out is how
much extra work (or less) it creates for the Membership Coordinator...<<<

Isn't joining pretty easy as it is ?
Go to the website and click on the membership form
(, print it off and fill it out. Then write a
check, put the two pieces of paper in an envelope, and address the envelope.
The entire process should take less than 10 minutes and I believe it is
still the methodology most people use to subscribe to magazines, make
charitable contributions, etc..
Its hard for me to believe that we are missing out on many (any?) new
members because we do not have a system for online payment. If someone
wants to join, I doubt that they are going to hold back because we do not
offer Paypal.
Todd is correct that we need to carefully evaluate increasing the workloads
of our volunteers (especially for something with such uncertain benefits).

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS
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