Member-Get-a-Member Campaign

IJͼ members: recommend membership to others and earn big rewards

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IJͼ Member Surveys repeatedly confirm that the leading reason people join the association is because a colleague or mentor recommended it. As you know, IJͼ membership conveys prestige and ensures that you can stay up-to-date on the latest in language education. Now you can share the love with your colleagues and associated language professionals and get your own rewards for doing so!

IJͼ members that recommend membership to a non-member can earn gifts like free IJͼ publications or gift cards to use anywhere credit cards are accepted!

Member Get A Member

Recommend IJͼ to a Colleague

Recommend IJͼ membership to a non-member colleague and if they successfully join referencing your IJͼ member ID, you will be eligible to win the IJͼ publication of your choosing! Recommend 5 members and receive a $25 gift card or other great gifts!

Referring a New Member is Easy

  1. Find a person you think would be perfect for IJͼ.
  2. Share your IJͼ number with them. To find the location of your member number, . (Your member number will be displayed next to “My IJͼ Number.”)
    My IJͼ Number
  3. Direct the person to join here. Make sure they enter your IJͼ Member ID in the joining process.
  4. Upon a successful joining process*, you receive credit for the referral!

What can you get for recruiting a new IJͼ member?

Number of membership recommendations (cumulative)Reward*
1 member (per month)Entered to win your choice of any IJͼ book (1 winner/mo.; 1 entry per recruit)
5 members (per fiscal year: July 1-June 30)$25 VISA gift card
10 members (per fiscal year)$50 VISA gift card
20 members (grand prize!)Free IJͼ Preferred (up to $325 value) membership for referrer the following year


Top Monthly Ambassador

Will You Be the Next Top Ambassador? The Top Monthly Ambassador recognizes the IJͼ member who had the most referrals for a given month. Don’t wait. Refer, earn and get recognized for it! Congratulations to Cynthia Romero Devine from Robbinsville High School in New Jersey, our Top Monthly Ambassador!

Getting Started as a Star Recruiter

Need help recruiting? Here are some resources to get you started on your rewards journey!

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Sample email to recruits Download the Word template

Hi [Your Colleague’s Name]

I’m reaching out today regarding IJͼ. I am a current member, and I find the peer network, publications, professional development programs, and on-demand resources indispensable to my work. I believe you would also benefit from being part of this incredible community

You can learn more about IJͼ membership benefits here.

IJͼ is a network of 11,000+ world language educators and the peer community is like no other. Everyone I’ve met through IJͼ is willing to share their experiences and offer guidance.

IJͼ delivers the latest strategies and techniques based on research to advance professional development. IJͼ’s publications elevate understanding and support for the value of language learning at all levels of instruction. IJͼ can help you find your dream job and advance your career in language education. We have diverse resources that you can use to expand your skills, grow your network, and find new jobs and volunteer opportunities.

As you know, our work in world language education is always evolving. IJͼ has helped me learn new strategies and techniques to use in the classroom. The peer network and IJͼ’s knowledgeable staff are like an extension of our team and allows us to do more and have a greater impact.

I can also introduce you to Meghan Grenda, IJͼ Membership Manager, who can schedule a time with you to provide a detailed overview of all of IJͼ’s offerings and explore how they can be most helpful to you.

If you would like to go ahead and join today, please ; Be sure to enter my IJͼ number or my email when prompted. My member number is [Your IJͼ Member Number].

I truly believe you would benefit from IJͼ’s community, programs, and resources. Let me know how I can help you learn more.

All the best,

[Your Name}]

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Program Rules

  1. Recruiters must be IJͼ members in good standing at any membership level.
  2. Recruits must be NEW members (not renewals) or RE-JOINING members whose membership has not been active for 12 calendar months at time of re-join.
  3. Maximum VISA gift card amount per recruiter per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) is $200.
  4. Free IJͼ membership is at Preferred (choice of Pref. Pub. or Pref. PD) level of membership for one year, beginning at date of renewal.
  5. Recruits must reference Recruiter email or IJͼ ID # at time of join. No retroactive referrals allowed.
  6. "Membership" means that a New member has joined and paid in full.

*A member is considered successfully referred after their dues are paid in full. Terms, rewards, and rules subject to change.