Since 2010, IAVM’s membership has grown substantially, currently over 5,500 members, which reflects a steady increase of 6% each year. In 2014, we created Group Membership which delivered exceptional growth in 2015 of 14%. This year alone, we’ve added 21 venues to Group Membership, with more than 400 new members in this category.
Our members are a huge part of our success story. Members have helped our growth by supporting iCommit, Just One, and Give The Gift of Membership (our annual recruitment campaigns) by identifying students, young professionals, and seasoned individuals who are rock stars and are passionate about the venue management profession. This has been invaluable to stimulate growth and continue to encourage more participation by all sectors of our industry and to encourage diversity in leadership roles.
Your support enables your association to continue to deliver professional development, training, and unique networking opportunities, such as our recent VenueConnect in Nashville. Advocacy has increased on behalf of our membership. The Industry Affairs Council has led the way in making our voice heard to ensure our venues remain competitive within their communities without adverse legislation. Many of our members have updated their safety and security measures due to the Life Safety Programs that IAVM provides. Numerous member venues in the U.S. and Canada have participated in the Mindset: Situational Awareness, Active Threat/Active Shooter and Trained Crowd Manager live training exercises. Soon the Call for Volunteers will go out, so watch your inbox for the application form.
This is a sampling of your dues at work. Brad Mayne, CEO & President, will be sending an annual review very soon that will expand on our accomplishments for 2017.
Membership Dues: A portion of your dues are tax-deductible. You can check your renewal date by clicking here: Renew Now, and select your membership category, i.e., Professional, Allied, Faculty, etc. Just a friendly reminder, please take care of your renewal before the New Year. We value your continued support!