AMA Iowa Membership Transformation

AMA Iowa Membership Transformation

 

The new year is well underway, and with it, exciting changes are coming for AMA! To make your membership experience even better, and enhance your online experience, AMA’s National Support Center will be transitioning to a new technology platform featuring a redesigned website (ama.org), dues structure, and member and chapter resources on February 12.

What’s this mean?

  • The redesigned ama.org will deliver an improved user experience, including basic personalization and better functionality.

  • Membership types, flat fee dues structure, expiration date/membership term, and Group Membership policies will be transformed and simplified. Below are notable new details in these areas.

What else do I need to know?

  • From January 31 through February 11, members will not be able to access AMA Support Center data or make any ama.org transactions.

  • The blackout period will not impact the AMA Iowa website.

Exciting changes for ama.org

The website transition introduces a new Community area of ama.org. This is where customers and members of AMA communities can connect with one another and get answers to their questions about the AMA.

What else do I need to know?

Key areas of the AMA community area are:

  • My Groups: This area offers Salesforce chatter groups where like-minded individuals can communicate and collaborate with one another.

  • Get Help: This area is comprised of Salesforce knowledge articles that deliver information and resources related to AMA memberships, products, and services. Visitors can quickly find answers to their common questions using keyword search

Updates to Membership Types & Pricing

AMA is simplifying membership, and consolidating current membership categories into two simple types: Members and Student Members.

What else do I need to know?

  • These membership changes mean changes to due structures, with one simple flat rate for members, an annual charge of $300.

  • Student Dues will remain unchanged, with a one year student member rate of $50 + chapter dues. Upon graduation, student members will continue to receive a discount code giving them one free year as a member.

Membership Terms (When Your Membership Expires)

The term of Membership is changing to rolling. What’s this mean? Rather than expiring at the end of the month which you joined, your membership will expire on the exact date one year later. For example, if you join on January 10, 2019, your membership will expire on January 9, 2020.

What else do I need to know?

  • Both the $30 application fee AND the 30-day grace period will be eliminated.

  • Your membership will lapse on the expiration date.

Updates to Group Memberships

A new Group Discount Program will replace the current Group Membership Program. A group will consist of 3+ memberships paid for by a single user and will be available to Members for 1-year memberships. Student Members and multi-year memberships will not be eligible.

Group Pricing will be for one year:

  • Groups of 3 to 9: $255 per individual.

  • Groups of 10+: $225 per individual.

  • Groups of 50+: Can contact AMA Customer Service to discuss pricing options.

Group Discounts will be purchased online by a Group Contact:

  • Upon purchase, the Group Contact will receive a group code to distribute to all the individuals in the group.

  • The group code will be valid for 30 days after purchase and cannot be used for more than the number of memberships purchased.

  • Each individual in the group must register for membership online and enter their group code in the “promotional code” box to pay for the memberships.

  • No refunds will be issued for unused Group Discount memberships.

What else do I need to know?

  • The term of membership for each individual in the group will begin on the day he/she registers using the group code; each Member’s term will expire one year later.

  • Group Contacts can add additional individuals to the group at a later time by contacting AMA Customer Service.

  • Memberships purchased as part of the Group Discount program will be owned by each individual Member. Each Member retains his/her non-transferable membership until expiration. An employer purchasing a Group Discount cannot take a membership mid-term from one employee and give (or transfer) it to a different employee.

What’s Not Changing? Your Member Perks!

  • Iowa’s Best Networking – With nearly 400+ members, you will have a chance to network with Iowa’s top marketers

  • Monthly Programs – Top speakers and marketing minds from around the country travel to our backyard every month to share their knowledge. You’ll pay member rates – a savings of $15 a luncheon!

  • Certification Discounts – Become a Professional Certified Marketer and show you’re serious about your career. Members save up to $200 on exam fees.

  • Downloadable Tools – Access to over 100 ready-to-use, downloadable tools and templates in the AMA Marketer’s Toolkit so you can make quicker, smarter business decisions.

  • Discounted Promotional Products – Get free shipping, great pricing and design help on promo products purchased through The AMA Shop.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Potential – Develop your leadership skills through opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors.


If you have questions about your membership or about joining AMA Iowa, please email us at membership@amaiowa.com. We’re happy to help!
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