25:1 (2010:03) Committee Updates: D&D

March 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Posted in Database & Directory | Leave a comment

[Ed. note: Excerpted from the committee’s January report to the Executive Board.]

Database & Directory
Bob Persing and Greg Matthews, Co-Chairs

Activities

The committee has been fairly quiet the last three months, other than routine processing of membership payments.

There are currently 754 active members.  But 63 of those were due for renewal between 10/1/09 and 12/1/09, and haven’t paid up.  This is a higher rate of non-renewal than in previous months (though I haven’t worked out the exact percentage).  The October people (28) have already been contacted by the Membership Development Committee, so they should be turned off this month. The November people (35) have been passed to MDC for contacting this month.

Adding the MDC step means people are getting a little more grace time before being shut off, but if that gets us more renewals, it’s probably a worthwhile trade.

By contrast, we only processed payments from 10 new members between 10/1/09 and 12/31/09.

Recommendation for Board

That we monitor decreasing renewal rates, and see if the trend continues. (It’s likely we’ll see an uptick at registration time, like we did last year.)

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