As a Local Membership Ambassador your job is to contact non-members and non-renewing members to help them understand the benefits of membership in the NC Dental Society and the ADA. We need your help to provide the regular influx of new members, especially younger dentists, women and minority dentists that our society needs. Without them we will not remain the powerful advocate for dentistry and oral health that we have been for more than 150 years.
The NC Dental Society has a number of outreach programs, including direct mail campaigns and an annual membership issue of the Gazette, but nothing beats one-on-one contact with another dentist.
We will do most of the work for you. We will send you a list of non-members or non-renewing members that look like good prospects for membership. We will also provide you with a variety of backup materials like membership brochures and information on the HealthCare Plan, Endorsed Partners and other resources available to members that you can use in your conversation or leave behind after a meeting.
We will keep you up to date on new initiatives, send you regular briefings on our legislative efforts or upcoming regulatory or legislative threats, and generally make sure that you have all the tools and information you need to be a strong advocate for membership. We make sure that our Ambassadors are an elite group of dentists who are better informed about the state of dentistry and oral health in North Carolina than anyone else around.
Take someone to lunch. Really. That’s it. Have lunch or a cup of coffee with a non-member. We’ll pay for it (within reason). We recognize that your time is valuable and that you are volunteering to help the Society. We don’t want to place too heavy a burden on our Ambassadors, so as an Ambassador you commit to making contact with at least two non-members or non-renewing members each year. If you would like to meet with more, we would greatly appreciate that, too. Tell them about membership in the NC Dental Society. Let them know what we’re doing on the regulatory and legislative fronts. Tell them about upcoming meetings or volunteer opportunities. It is not a hard sell, just a conversation with a colleague. We only ask that you let us know who you’ve met with using our contact form, and that you submit your expenses for reimbursement in a timely manner.
For that commitment, you become a member of a select network of dentists that represents the North Carolina Dental Society statewide.