Recruiting New Members
The best way to recruit chapter members, and new members for ACM as well, is through personal contact. No quantity of mailings can be as effective as personal contact.
The first source of potential chapter members is ACM and ACM SIG members in your area. ACM headquarters can send a message via listserv to members in the appropriate area detailing your chapter's activities and mission.
Your professional associates are also potential members. Opportunities for professional growth and networking abound in local chapters of ACM, and many of your colleagues and associates would find the contacts and activities highly rewarding.
Many other sources of members surround you, and all should be explored. Companies using computers or dealing in technology services have personnel who are potential members. Local colleges and high schools have staff members interested in or active in computing.
Why I Belong to ACM
Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.
You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.
ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.