Membership Drive Update #4

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Let’s break 800 members by the end of Daylight Savings (11/6)

The co-op has come a long way since the last membership drive update (30 more new members, to be exact!) We just announced our location last Monday at our Annual Membership Meeting, and are capitalizing on that momentum and excitement to grow our member-ownership numbers.

In just the last week and a half, we have welcomed 11 new member-owners to our co-op community– which is what we’ve been averaging in a whole month up to now. We have a total of 771 members to date, out of a goal of at least 1,500 by spring. If we can up that rate slightly and continue through the next 4-5 months, we will be in a good position going into our spring capital campaign.

That being said, we don’t have near the staff capacity to do all of this outreach by ourselves. It needs to come from our member-owners and supporters doing everything YOU can to spread the word. You can send an email with a link to our new site info (nourish.coop/about-us/the-store) and encourage your friends, neighbors and coworkers to get involved (make sure to let them know why you joined the co-op, too). You can hand out flyers in your neighborhood, at your church, or at your kid’s school. Just email volunteer@nourish.coop to have a stack delivered to you. Be creative, and let us know what you need.

One great way to help us grow our member-ownership numbers is by hosting a house party. These have worked for us in the past, but we haven’t done any in a while. We wrote a separate blog post all about hosting a house party with your friends and neighbors. Check it out, and please get in touch if you’re interested in hosting. We will make sure you have everything you need, including a representative from the Nourish board or staff to attend and answer questions.

Lastly, we’ve set a goal to ensure this momentum continues. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6, marking a turning point in the season where the days start getting shorter and winter starts setting in. Let’s start off this next phase of our membership drive with a bang. Let’s break 800 member-owners by the end of Daylight Savings– Sunday, November 6. That’s just 29 member-owners in 10 days. Just under 3 member-owners a day. We can do this.

Let’s get to work!

– Email volunteer@nourish.coop with suggestions, or if you need materials.

– Learn all about hosting a dinner party for the co-op here: nourish.coop/host-a-dinner-party-for-the-co-op.

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