Incentive Payment Program
Through the Membership Incentive Payment Program, Chapters earn 100% of the first year’s membership ($20 or more) for any members recruited by the Chapter. It is critical that any membership form sent to National be coded properly and mailed (if a paper form is used) to the appropriate address to ensure that it will be processed correctly (details below).
Chapters can provide a link to the online membership recruitment form on their websites. The online membership form URL must be copied and pasted exactly as shown: https://ssl.palmcoastd.com/pcd/app/index.cfm?imagid=10102&ipage=chapter_membership. In close proximity to the link, please provide instructions for people to select your Chapter's 3-digit code from the dropdown menu. If you don't know your Chapter's 3-digit code, find it here.
Suggested text for your website:
Click here to join Audubon and the [Chapter name] Audubon Society. Please select XXX as the Chapter code from the dropdown menu on the form.
Chapters can create their own forms, and Audubon also provides membership recruitment brochures that include sign-up forms. You must include the 2013 recruitment code--either by writing it on each form or affixing a label with the 8 digit code (C3Z _ _ _ 0Z) that incorporates your 3-digit Chapter code in the three blank spaces (Chapter code consists of one letter followed by two numbers; if you do not know your Chapter code, you can look it up on this list). If you are offering incentive items with membership, please use the specific item code.
Addresses for sending membership forms
If you are using a National Audubon Society membership recruitment brochure, please use the address provided on the tear-off postcard mailer, UNLESS you send one or more membership forms with checks in a stamped envelope. In that case, please use the address below. This address must also be used for mailing Chapter-created membership forms and checks.
National Audubon Society
P.O. Box 422250
Palm Coast, FL 32142-2250
Membership recruitment incentive payments and reports
Membership recruitment incentive payments are directly deposited to Chapter checking accounts in the month following the close of each quarter (April, July, October, January). The Incentive reports are posted to the Chapter Reporting System (CRS) on a similar schedule, generally on the first day of the month, or first business day after the beginning of the month, in April, July, October and January.
Questions about or changes to membership records
If you have questions about or changes to specific membership records, please contact Membership Customer Service at (800) 274-4201, and be sure to have the member's ACS ID handy. If you have multiple changes, or a more complex question that would be more appropriate for email, contact by email.