ArCH Membership Recruitment

ArCH Membership Recruitment:

ArCH asks that every ArCHmember help the organization continue to grow:

100.  EACH ArCHmember BRINGS A NEW MEMBER
Every member is asked to bring at least one new ArCHmember into the organization each year.  If everyone could do this, the organization would double every year.  That would be an excellent growth rate.

So: please: each and every ArCHmember is asked to invite other Licensed Architects that you know, to join this professional organization.  Email them this link:
http://www.archomes.org/avantages-of-arch-membership

That link explains the benefits of being a member of ArCH.  Thank you!

–Suggested by Craig Isaac, ArCH, Charlotte, NC

 

150.  EXPLAIN TO POTENTIAL MEMBERS THAT THEY CAN CLAIM TO BE A MEMBER OF ArCH, WHICH PROVIDES PRESTIGE TO POSSIBLE CLIENTS
Explain that you, as an ArCHmember, can post the following on your website:
__________________ (your name), ArCH, Architect, is one of the few Licensed Architects in this region who is a member of ArCH: Architects Creating Homes, an internationally recognized association of Architects specializing in the design of residential architecture.

Which distinguishes their firm from every other company trying to design houses.  ArCH sets the professionals apart from every other Architect who designs 7-11s, supermarkets, fire stations, high schools, theme parks and parking garages.  If you’re going to have an operation, like heart surgery, you want the best cardiologist in your region, not a general practitioner.

–Suggested by John Hrivnak, ArCH, Chicago, IL

 

200.  MAKE POSTS ON ARCHITECTURAL WEBSITES ABOUT ArCH
That’s where you’ll be preaching to the choir!
Suggested wording of a generic ArCH post:

Have you heard about ArCH: Architects Creating Homes?
It’s a global professional architectural society that promotes: Improving Residential Architecture.  Check it out:
http://www.archomes.org/
Its membership is 100% Licensed Architects that are focused on designing homes.

–Suggested by Rand Soellner, ArCH, Cashiers, NC

 

300.  MAKE POSTS ON MAIN SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT ArCH
Facebook
Google+
Linkedin
Twitter
Houzz.

Suggested possible post:

ArCH: Architects Creating Homes is the world’s only independent global society of Licensed Architects focused on the design of residential architecture.  If you’re a licensed Architect, you can find out more about ArCH here:
http://www.archomes.org/avantages-of-arch-membership
And you can join here:
http://www.archomes.org/product/arch-membership

–Suggested by Bennett Sabatier, ArCH, Lafayette, LA

 

400.  EACH ArCH MEMBER ASK THEIR ARCHITECT FRIENDS TO SHARE A LINK WITH ANOTHER ARCHITECT TO THE ArCH FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE

ArCHfacebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/architectscreatinghomes/

ArCHwebsite home page:
http://www.archomes.org/

–Suggested by Bennett Sabatier, ArCH, Lafayette, LA &
Edward Shannon, ArCH, Des Moines, IA

 

500.  NEW ArCH VIDEO ABOUT JOINING ArCH
Discussion underway at ArCHexComm meetings about if it would be a helpful tool for membership recruitment.
Advantages:
A.  These days, people appear to prefer watching a video about something, rather than reading written words.
B.  Message should be fairly quick: perhaps a minute or so.
C.  Hit the heights, then refer to link on ArCHwebsite with more Reasons to Join ArCH.
D.  Conclusion not yet reached. When and if this is adopted, a link will be provided here on this page for this video.

–Suggested by ArCHexComm, USA, Australia & Global

  • ArCH is the only independent global professional society composed solely of Licensed Architects practicing residential architecture.
  • ArCH focuses on the unique issues pertaining to residential Architects.
  • All ArCH funds are used for residential Architect programs and administration of residential architecture matters.
  • Find An Architect global database on the ArCHwebsite to help Clients find your company.
  • Your own Company ArCHwebpage on the ArCHwebsite as part of your ArCHmembership.
  • You are entitled to use “ArCH” after your name, letting the world know that you are an Architect who specializes in residential architecture.  This makes a difference when the choice is between your company and one that doesn’t specialize, when marketing for residential projects.
  • Thousands of dollars in discounts in the ArCHstore for ArCHproducts, all of which were custom created by experienced residential Architects for residential Architects.  Nothing like them anywhere else in the world.
  • Expand your circle of friends to include some of the best residential Architects in world.  This is a global organization.
  • Access to marketing information to help you improve the likelihood of  your obtaining new Clients and projects.
  • Opportunity to have one or more of your projects featured on the ArCHwebsite.
  • Able to participate in the yearly ArCHdes™ design excellence selection awards program.  Become a residential architecture design award-winning firm!
  • Be part of the future of residential architecture.  Make a difference.  ArCH works daily to IMPROVE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE.
  • ArCHforms™ the ArCHstore has forms specially created for your agreements with your Clients, between Owner and Contractor, and others, specially crafted to address the specific issues involving residential architecture.  No other agreements in the world have this focus.  Ever tried to change a huge commercial contract to work for residential projects?  If so, you understand.  Start with agreements MADE for residential projects.
  • ArCH Focus Groups.  You may select want groups with whom you wish to work.  Help create solutions.
  • #1 Google search terms for residential architecture organizations to help your firm and the ArCH organization get found on the Internet.
  • VALUE: the ArCH yearly fee is a minor fraction of the cost of other architectural organizations.  Any one of the points above makes the ArCH membership fee an outstanding value, year after year.  Save more cash every year, than your yearly dues.
  • ArCHexComm: your ArCH steering committee takes the pulse of the world of residential architecture, once a week, week after week, through a Skype video conference.  No other architectural organization on the planet has this reach and all-encompassing up-to-date information about our specialized profession.