WEFLeader August 2015 Issue
To read the article "Input Process for WEF Budget and Business Planning Expanded", click here.
2016 Dues Increase
The Board of Trustees approved a membership dues increase effective January 1, 2016. While the increase is part of an overall plan developed in 2013, the WEF Board deliberated carefully before determining the amount of the dues increase. The decision was influenced by the positive feedback we have received on our recent investments in innovation, in new practice areas, and in increased member and Member Association (MA) services. The Board's goal is to continue to grow services while maintaining a sustainable and nimble business model. Click here for more detail.
MA Newsletter Articles
Each month, WEF offers MAs articles that can be used in thier newsletters and magazines. The articles are written by WEF technical, government affairs, and public awareness staff; Board of Trustees members; and/or WEF technical committees. They may be used in any issue of your MA newsletters/magazines but are timely for the current calendar year. The articles provide leading-edge perspectives from national or global subject matter experts from WEF Headquarters. Technical topics are chosen to provide the latest in water knowledge to enrich the expertise of global water professionals. Click here to see the 2015 Editorial Calendar as we have in place.
March 9-11 - Orlando, FL
April 6 -8 - Philadelphia, PA
May 4 - 6 - Chicago, IL
May 18 - 20 - Vail, Colorado
Questions, contact WEF Staff Dianne Crilley.
MAs have 24/7 access to pulling their membership information through online reports. Three documents have been prepared to assist MAs in using the online report systems.
- The WEF Demographics document is a data dictionary of WEF demographic codes and descriptions.
- The WEF MA Online Report Description document describes all the reports, their functionality and output.
- The MA Online Report and the MA Rebate Report provides information on how to access and run the reports.
Contact WEF Staff, Marissa Adawag should you need assistance.
MA Discount on WEF Training Products
WEF now offers Member Associations a special discount on purchase of WEF technical publications and online courses. The special discounted rates are based on number of items ordered and will range from 25% to 40% off of list price. The Member Association must pay the shipping charges and purchases are non-refundable. To order, please contact WEF Customer Service Center at 800.666.0206 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how you like this program.
Member Association Job Openings
Many board members have never had to face the daunting, time-consuming process involved in MA Staff transition. Hiring can represent a fresh opportunity for the board and MA Staff to clarify roles, set expectations, and build the trust and respect that are central to effective nonprofit governance. WEF now offers to MAs the opportunity to post MA Professional Staff position openings on the WEF Job Openings site on wef.org at no cost to the MA. The postings are listed strictly as a courtesy to WEF Member Associations for recruitment of their MA professional staff positions. The MA would be required to have a valid link on their website and must advise WEF when the link on wef.org should be removed as the position becomes filled. For more information contact email@example.com.
Questions or Comments?
Please contact the following WEF Staff:
Ph: 703.684.2400 Ext 7220