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About the MemberCard Program
By joining the MemberCard program, your organization will be highlighted to quality audiences through Public Media and Nonprofit organizations. And, you'll be in great company - with more than 11,000 restaurants, arts and cultural organizations, golf courses, and B&Bs from the East Coast to the West Coast and in Canada that honor the MemberCard on a single use 2-for-1 discount!

There are NO out-of-pocket costs with this program. All you have to do is welcome new customers as they present their MemberCard for a 2-for-1 savings.






The two-for-one MemberCard program works so well for your establishment because it compliments the way people like to dine out, visit cultural attractions, play golf and stay overnight at inns - exploring a variety of new and different places - and returning to their favorites. The MemberCard serves as a local directory of benefits. And that's why your establishment should be included in the choices.



How the Program Works
    Sign up with MemberCard.com to join your local station's MemberCard program.
    Acquaint your staff so that they are familiar with your MemberCard offer and ready to honor it.
    Enjoy promotions on the web, in print, and on-air to quality audiences.
    Welcome customers as they present their MemberCard for a single use, 2-for-1 savings.



 
 
Accepting the MemberCard FAQ

1. What does it cost to participate as a benefit provider?
There are NO out-of-pocket promotional costs associated with this program. Your only expense is the cost of the one-time discount you agree to provide to MemberCard holders, who are likely to become loyal repeat customers.

2. How will my business be promoted?
In exchange for your participation you will receive year-round promotion through a variety of media including your local nonprofit's Directory of Membership Benefits, online at www.membercard.com - including a link to your own website where nonprofit members can find additional information on your business, and lastly through on-air mentions by the participating local public media stations usually during, but not limited to, pledge drive times.

3. Can you help me train my staff?
Yes! Shortly after you've signed your participation agreement, we will mail you a Welcome Kit which includes: a welcome letter, a copy of your agreement, a window decal for display showing your support for the program, two complimentary MemberCards for your personal use and an Instruction Card showing your offer as it appears in the Directory of Membership Benefits, your assigned benefit number, and directions on how to honor the card when presented. After we mail your Welcome Kit, we'll follow-up with you to confirm that you have received the information and to answer any questions you or your staff may have about welcoming new MemberCard customers.

4. How do I know if a MemberCard is valid?
The expiration date can be found on the bottom right corner of the MemberCard.

5. How do I honor a MemberCard discount?
For dining benefits, members will order two or more entrées and the least expensive is deducted from their check. Simply cross-out your assigned benefit number from the grid located on the back of the MemberCard or the back of the Directory of Membership Benefits to ensure the discount is used just once per MemberCard. Refer to the Instruction Card or Directory for your specific offer.

6. How do I cross-out my assigned benefit number?
When a customer presents their MemberCard simply use a pen (permanent ink is recommended) to cross-out your assigned number. Your assigned benefit number can be found on the grid located on the back of the MemberCard or in some cases on the back of the Directory (never in both locations).

7. Is the MemberCard valid during our promotions or holidays?
No, the MemberCard is not valid on any major US or Canadian holiday. These include Canada Day, New Year's Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, St. Patrick's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Boxing Day, Christmas Eve and Day. The MemberCard is also not valid in conjunction with other specials you may offer (Early Bird Specials, etc.), discount offers such as senior citizen discounts, or coupons.

8. Can a group of customers present more than one card? 
Our policy states that no more than three MemberCards may be used in any one group; a different MemberCard must be presented for each free item




Why MemberCard
Trusted
Since its founding in 1990 by a public broadcasting development executive, Member Benefits, Inc. has developed and managed MemberCard programs for more than 200 public media organizations across the country. The MemberCard program has grown largely by word of mouth as stations share results and impressions of our service in the tight knit public media community.

It Works
Since the MemberCard is offered at a giving level above what most members contribute, as soon as it's introduced members begin increasing their contributions to receive the benefits. During the first year of the MemberCard program, the average gift increases $7 -$10 as members upgrade their donation to the MemberCard level, typically $10-$40 above the average gift level. If members don't renew, the MemberCard expires and members lose valuable benefits, adding urgency to renewal efforts and boosting renewal response.

Exciting New Technology
Digital media has created new ways for public media organizations to connect with members, and to assist client stations in these efforts, MBI has created an innovative loyalty-building web platform that delivers more savings value and opportunities for interaction with members. MemberCardConnect, the MemberCard program's online counterpart and highly customizable web platform, is easily navigable for members browsing local MemberCard offers, while aggregating value with thousands of savings benefits on some of the most well-known brands.

It's a Turnkey Program
MBI does just about everything for you: we recruit the participating businesses and nonprofits, handle all customer service, print the directories, emboss the cards, manage your organization's member website and even provide marketing samples and materials. You can have as much or as little involvement and control as you wish in every aspect of your organization's MemberCard program.

It's Mission-Friendly
Creating connections is intrinsic to the mission of public media. An organization's MemberCard program advances that mission in the most tangible way: by connecting members with a variety of community resources ���including scores of locally owned and operated small businesses ���as well as with each other and with your organization through MemberCardConnect's online member network. It's a true win/win/win for the station, members and the participating businesses.

Why MemberCard

Trusted
Since its founding in 1990 by a public broadcasting development executive, Member Benefits, Inc. has developed and managed MemberCard programs for more than 200 public media organizations across the country. The MemberCard program has grown largely by word of mouth as stations share results and impressions of our service in the tight knit public media community.


It Works
Since the MemberCard is offered at a giving level above what most members contribute, as soon as it's introduced members begin increasing their contributions to receive the benefits. During the first year of the MemberCard program, the average gift increases $7 -$10 as members upgrade their donation to the MemberCard level, typically $10-$40 above the average gift level. If members don't renew, the MemberCard expires and members lose valuable benefits, adding urgency to renewal efforts and boosting renewal response.


Exciting New Technology
Digital media has created new ways for public media organizations to connect with members, and to assist client stations in these efforts, MBI has created an innovative loyalty-building web platform that delivers more savings value and opportunities for interaction with members. MemberCardConnect, the MemberCard program's online counterpart and highly customizable web platform, is easily navigable for members browsing local MemberCard offers, while aggregating value with thousands of savings benefits on some of the most well-known brands.


It's a Turnkey Program
MBI does just about everything for you: we recruit the participating businesses and nonprofits, handle all customer service, print the directories, emboss the cards, manage your organization's member website and even provide marketing samples and materials. You can have as much or as little involvement and control as you wish in every aspect of your organization's MemberCard program.


It's Mission-Friendly
Creating connections is intrinsic to the mission of public media. An organization's MemberCard program advances that mission in the most tangible way: by connecting members with a variety of community resources - including scores of locally owned and operated small businesses - as well as with each other and with your organization through MemberCardConnect's online member network. It's a true win/win/win for the station, members and the participating businesses.

MemberCard Program for Non-Profits

Member Benefit Inc. offers an innovative donor-relationship web platform created to cultivate more loyal donors and generate net revenue for nonprofit organizations. Designed to revolutionize the way nonprofits acquire and retain donors, MemberCardConnect links donors to their organizations via loyalty-building value, information and interaction.

Using MemberCardConnect, MBI collaborates with you to create your ideal donor benefits program, all at a low cost and with minimum of your staff time invested. It offers numerous branding opportunities, social networking, viral marketing, and countless value, all which can allow your donors to engage and interact with your organization as they continue their support.

For more information contact Alastair Monk at (450) 538-3330 or Monk@membercard.com.





Our Story

Member Benefits, Inc. develops and maintains contributor loyalty programs for nonprofit organizations. Our programs help our clients provide donors with valuable benefits in return for their continuing support.

We bring a fundraiser's perspective to our work and this drives us to keep costs extremely low and minimize the staff time required to implement a successful donor loyalty program. Working with nonprofit organizations is a source of pride for our team and we dedicate ourselves to helping our clients meet their fundraising goals.

Our in-house services include a print and card production facility, graphic design, website development, merchant recruitment and management and direct response consulting. Our main office is located in the seacoast region of New Hampshire, with remote offices in Georgia and Wisconsin.

MBI was founded in 1990 by its current CEO, Jonathan Sack and Mel Richey, who retired in 1999. The entire MBI team is devoted to evoking the amazement of our clients over the quality of our service and our commitment to helping them succeed.