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Resources for Early Enrollment

The NEA Center for Organizing (C4O) has released a new toolkit for the Early Enrollment Period starting April 1st.

Click on the image to download the Early Enrollment Action Guide.

Vision for the Early Enrollment Campaign

The Early Enrollment Membership Program is being offered to support your spring or summer membership organizing efforts by inviting First-Time Active members and Aspiring Educators to experience the transformative impact of being part of the Association for no immediate cost. Between April 1 - August 31 educators can join without paying dues until the new school year starts.

First-time Active or new Aspiring Educator recruits will become members effective September 1 and receive immediate access to NEA Educators Employment Liability Program coverage (liability insurance) and NEA Member Benefits programs. Please note that benefits under the Plan are available no earlier than April 1.

How to Participate:
To participate, State Executive Directors or their designee must fill out this online sign-up form by March 31, 2020. Indicate whether your affiliate desires to participate in first-time active recruitment, NEA Aspiring Educator recruitment, or both programs.

If your state affiliate intends to enroll new Aspiring Educator Program recruits through the Web Enabled Student Enrollment (WESE) or Active members through the Online Membership Enrollment (OLM) Program, your notification deadline is March 15, 2020. Affiliates using manual enrollment also have a notification deadline of March 15, 2020.

Questions about technical aspects of the NEA EEL Program, in general, can be directed to Aaron Muhammad,
Questions about the processing of membership data should be directed to Kavita Rangarajan,
Questions about developing a campaign organizing strategy to maximize your recruitment efforts should be directed to Michelle Foisy,
Please use the following resources to help you navigate the 2020 Early Enrollment Membership Incentive Plan

NEA’s Guide to Early Enrollment: Resources with local leaders in mind, including worksite leaders and affiliate staff. The guide provides users with a model for launching their Early Enrollment campaign and resources to assist in engaging potential members.

NEA Early Enrollment Liability (EEL) Program is available from NEA which allows early membership for first-time NEA members only.

EEMIP Requirements and Reporting – contains recruiting tools, membership form requirements, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements

2020-2021 Membership Processing Procedures for Early Enrollment (EE) – a step-by-step guide for processing membership data for early enrollees
Member Benefits flyer (PDF) To help with promoting the campaign. 
NEA Zone Director Listing – list of NEA Zone Directors

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Download and print this flyer to encourage potential members to NOT let the year come to a close without joining their professional organization.