About the Spike Program
Membership development is vital to the future of any association. The continuous influx of new members and the retention of current members are critical for maintaining BRAGB's powerful voice in the homebuilding industry.
Your membership is one of the most valuable resources for building your association. Just as every nail in a home is essential to the development and strength of a building, volunteers who recruit and retain members play a vital role in the growth, development and stability of an association - they are our “Membership Champions.”
What Are the Benefits of the Spike Program?
The real benefits are intangible: You are recognized for your contributions to the association and regarded as an accomplished and connected member. Additionally, Spikes receive:
- -- A coveted invitation to the biggest party of the year, the Spike Party at the International Builders' Show
- -- Increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at industry events
- -- Unique and valuable lapel pins for each level of achievement
- -- Additional VIP treatment throughout the year
How to Earn Spike Credits
Individuals earn credits for each new Builder or Associate member they recruit (sponsor). Sponsors will continue to receive credits as that recruited member joins a council and renews their membership.
Spike credits have the following values:
-- 1.0 for recruiting new Builder or Associate members
-- 0.5 for recruiting new council members
-- 0.5 for recruiting Affiliate memberships
-- 0.5 for Builder and Associate renewal memberships
-- 0.5 for council renewals
-- 0.5 for Affiliate renewals
How Can I Recruit New Members?
Every day, you do business with dozens of home building-related companies that are prospective BRAGB members. Use this helpful list to create a customized "Prospect Rolodex" of 101 potential new member recruits. Update the list as your business contacts expand and as your prospects become BRAGB members.
Check your list against the association roster to identify non-members, then ask those prospects to join BRAGB. The more you recruit, the higher you will move up the Spike Club ladder. Download the Prospect Rolodex (Excel spreadsheet).
If you have any questions about Spike, please contact BRAGB at 781-890-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.