Back in November 2018 we launched a new campaign aimed at increasing our membership base from around 400 to at least 2000 members by the end of 2019. The reason for this is simple – more members of Ecosystem Restoration Camps means more ecosystem restoration, enabling us to expand our activities and help to fund more projects around the world and at a faster pace.
The ethos of Ecosystem Restoration Camps has always been to operate as a member-driven, grass-roots organisation, with members involved not only as ‘campers’ – contributing to vital ecosystem restoration in various locations – but also, by contributing a small amount of money every month, as core funders of the organisation’s projects. If we want to become a truly global and highly impactful organisation – and we do! – the key to this is more and more members!
The Membership Multiplier Campaign encourages existing members to organise events and activities in their communities, to encourage others to become part of the Ecosystem Restoration Camp membership base. To assist members in organising events, late last year we created and launched the Member Toolkit, which includes a step-by-step guide to setting up a membership expansion event, as well as materials that can be used during your event – fliers to print out, a Powerpoint presentation, links to films online about Ecosystem Restoration Camps, and so forth.
At the time of writing we have 475 members, which means that happily we are moving in the right direction! We have heard from a number of you who have either held, or are thinking of holding Membership Multiplier events. We are so grateful to those of you who have already hosted events on behalf of Ecosystem Restoration Camps.
We really encourage you to get in touch if you are planning to organise an event. We are here to help! To reach our 2000+ member target, we need an exponential leap in the number of existing members who are willing to host events, talk to their family and friends about Ecosystem Restoration Camps, and generally spread the world of how restoring heavily degraded and depleted land is not only possible but already happening.
As an organisation, our key aim is to make sure that restoration happens in more places and across larger areas of land, as quickly as humanly possible. So we wholeheartedly invite you to make 2019 a year of rapid growth in ecosystem restoration, by helping us to expand our core membership to 2000+ members by the end of 2019!
If you would like support in organising an event in your community or have other ideas for how you can spread the word, get in touch with Lisa and Kaytlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Lisa Mead & Kaytlyn O’Connor
Membership Liaison Team