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IEEE membership plays a vital role in advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. As a member, you know the value IEEE membership has had in your professional career as well.

The IEEE MGM program is your opportunity to share the value of IEEE membership with your friends and colleagues. Not only can you take pride in supporting IEEE, but you can also earn awards for you and your local IEEE organizational unit (Section, student branch, etc.) on qualifying referrals who join.

 Submit a referral       

How the program works:

  • Simply submit your referral online or use the downloadable referral cards to invite your friends and colleagues to join.
  • If you use the online form, your referral will automatically receive an email inviting them to join IEEE.
  • Make sure to have your referral include your name and 8-digit member number in their application. This is the only way we can track your referrals.
With this program, you could earn up to US$90 in awards that can be used for IEEE dues, Society fees, and/or the purchase of books and publications (excludes merchandise and products).

See program rules below for details.

Note on 2018 MGM Awards: MGM awards for the 2018 membership year (recruiting activity from 16 August 2017 to 15 August 2018) will be sent by 1 October 2018 to the email address on your member record. Please ensure your email address is up to date in your profile to ensure you receive this and other important membership information. Your MGM award may only be used by you and cannot be transferred.

Note on 2017 MGM Awards: Referral award notifications for the 2017 membership year (recruiting activity from 16 August 2016 to 15 August 2017) were sent by 1 October 2017 to the email address on your member record. MGM awards must be used at the time of renewal and will expire on 31 December 2017.

 

Recruiter awards

For each new member you recruit during the 2018 membership year (16 August 2017 through 15 August 2018), you earn an award that can be used toward IEEE dues, IEEE Society fees, or the purchase of books and publications (excludes merchandise and products). Shop the Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog.

Professional members can earn: 

  • US$15 for each Professional member recruited
  • US$5 for each Professional member recruited to e-Membership (offered in developing nations only)
  • The maximum amount a member can earn during the membership year is US$90.

Student members can earn:

  • US$2 for each Student or Graduate Student member recruited
  • US$15 for each Professional member recruited
  • US$5 for each Professional member recruited to e-Membership (offered in developing nations only)
  • The maximum amount a member can earn during the membership year is US$90.
 
 

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Section awards

Your local Section can also benefit by your participation in the MGM program. 

Section awards: The top five recruiters in each region are determined by the total number of members recruited and only from those individuals who, as a result of their efforts, earned the maximum US$90 individual award. In the event of a tie, the section award will be split evenly. If a member has no Section affiliation, no Section award can be paid.

  • First Place: US$500
  • Second Place: US$400
  • Third Place: US$300
  • Fourth Place: US$200
  • Fifth Place: US$100

Overall IEEE award: The top recruiter in IEEE earns an additional US$500 award for his/her Section.

Additional rules apply to Section awards.

 
 

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Tips on recruiting new members

  • Invite a prospective colleague/student to attend an IEEE Section/Chapter/Branch meeting to experience first-hand the professional benefits of IEEE membership.
  • Start a discussion about IEEE membership, emphasizing the benefits and value; be sure to provide a brochure and/or application information.
  • Keep issues of IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Potentials, and IEEE Society publications on display to attract the eyes of potential new members.
  • Publish an article in your company or university publications explaining how IEEE helped you.
  • Post announcements of IEEE meetings/conferences.
  • Welcome your company/university’s newly hired or enrolled individuals; use the opportunity to discuss IEEE.
  • When discussing membership with a prospect, listen for clues as to what they look for in a professional society. Stress those member benefits that meet their needs.
  • Coordinate an event at your place of employment.
  • Keep a record of the name and membership number of all recruited member(s).

 
 

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Program rules

1. Only open to active IEEE members (Society Affiliates, non-members, and past members are not eligible).
2. Professional members are not eligible to receive awards for recruiting IEEE Students or IEEE Graduate Students.
3. Completed referral applications must:

a) Be received with full dues payment by IEEE before 15 August 2018
b) Include the referrer’s membership number in Box 9 of the paper application or in the Referring Member number field in the online application 

4. Applications received without a recruiter's valid membership number will be disqualified; there will be no retroactive qualifying of recruiters.
5. Individual awards:

a) There is a maximum award amount of US$90.
b) All award amounts are quoted in US dollars.
c) Referral awards earned are not redeemable for cash.
d) Awards will be valid toward IEEE dues, Society fees, or the purchase of books and publications (excludes merchandise and products). In addition, at your option, the value of the award may be donated to the IEEE Foundation or another IEEE fund.
e) Referral awards must be used at the time of renewal and will expire on 31 December 2018.
f) The Member-Get-a-Member award cannot be combined with any other membership discounts or promotions.
g) ​Your MGM award may only be used by you and cannot be transferred.

6. Section awards: The top five recruiters in each region are determined by the total number of members recruited and only from those individuals
who, as a result of their efforts, earned the maximum US$90 individual award. In the event of a tie, the section award will be split evenly.
7. Individual and section awards are subject to federal laws, and certain countries are not eligible.

 

 

 
 

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Download Member-Get-a-Member referral cards

All members receive four referral cards that are personalized with their names and member numbers in their acknowledgement package when they join or renew each year. If you need more cards, you may download this PDF template from the link below that can be printed as is, or on Avery business-card-style templates. This is a fill-able form where you can enter in your name and member number, save the file locally, and reprint as needed.

 
 

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