NAHB Provides HBAs Incentives to Save on Recruitment Training
Cost-saving incentives on training to help local and state home builders associations increase their memberships is now available through a special NAHB agreement with The Oliver Group, a business development firm based in Washington state that has built a reputation for helping HBAs run successful membership drives.
Under the limited-time arrangement, The Oliver Group will provide direct drive training and recruitment training to HBAs at the discounted rate of $497, down from its regular fee of $1,450, if the training is scheduled to occur no later than Nov. 30. In addition, NAHB will pay $250 of the HBA’s fee.
HBAs that schedule joint training sessions also can realize additional savings when five or more HBAs, or 50% of the local HBAs in a state, schedule their training jointly. NAHB will provide an additional $1,000 meeting allowance to HBA joint training that meets this criterion.
Rain Checks Available
Under the NAHB agreement, The Oliver Group is also offering rain checks to HBAs that have held a direct drive after Aug. 1, 2008, but that want to participate in training and another recruitment drive at a later date. To be eligible for The Oliver Group’s reduced fees, the HBA must contact The Oliver Group no later than Sept. 30 to schedule the training, and both the training and drive must occur no later than Aug. 2, 2010.
Retention Rebate Program
As part of the recruitment incentives, NAHB also has agreed to pay HBAs participating in programs the $35 member recruitment fee normally paid to The Oliver Group for every member recruited during a direct drive who is retained after the first year.
Learn More During Conference Call on Aug. 4
NAHB will host a conference call beginning at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 4 to provide more details about the recruitment drive incentives.
Participants should dial 800-860-2442 and ask for the NAHB Fall Membership Incentives call. After the presentation portion of the call, the operator will provide instructions on how to ask a question during the Q&A portion of the call.
For information on The Oliver Group services and scheduling, e-mail Rob Oliver, The Oliver Group, or call him at 509-888-2226.
For more information about the agreement, e-mail William “Rusty” Deiss at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8231.