Membership

Becoming a Member & Maintaining Responsibilities

By: Destiny Reyes

SAN MARCOS – Net Impact at Texas State University makes joining their team a hassle-free process along with providing a great opportunity for students striving for success.

Net Impact is dedicated to helping students strive for success in regards to their school and community. Net Impact provides students with endless opportunity with the help of making their recruitment and joining process as simple as possible.

There are no restrictions when it comes to wanting to join the organization. No matter the age of the individual, or what the individual chooses to study. Students of all majors are welcomed into the organization. The only steps that are needed to be taken prior to joining is attending a meeting.

“All you really have to do is go to the meetings,” said Net Impact member, Chris Benavides.

However, to keep the organization successfully afloat by ensuring the sustainability and the quality of each chapter, Net Impact Central requires that every chapter meet the requirements of annual dues, leadership transition plans and reporting.

Graduate chapters in the U.S. are required to pay an annual due of $400 while undergraduate chapters are required to pay an annual due of $300.

Once potential members decide to follow through with joining the team, it is then the leader’s responsibility to keep the members engaged and optimistic about upcoming projects.

Several techniques are used by the program’s leaders in order to ensure engagement within the organization. One of the most common ways used is survey taking. The leaders will use surveys as a way of staying relevant.

They engage with the members by getting a sense of their prime interests and finding out what their unmet needs are.

While survey taking plays a major role in engagement, another useful way to bring out the shine in others is to make sure leaders are celebrating the success of others.

Recognizing team members publicly during meetings is a way to ensure team member’s importance and to ensure them that their hard work does not go unrecognized.

These engagement techniques play a huge role in the success for the organization. Therefore, increasing member engagement will lead to the increase of positivity and success driven individuals throughout Net Impact.

To learn more about the requirements for Texas State’s Net Impact, visit Net Impact Requirements.

To learn more about what it takes to be a leader of Net Impact, visit Net Impact Leadership.

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Photo Credit: Texas State’s Net Impact Facebook