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Recruiter Club

Members Building Membership

We need your help to reach our goal of 45,000 members!  There’s no more effective way to spread the word about CAI than through you—members building membership.

The Recruiter Club recognizes CAI members who recruit new members andrewards members who achieve progressively higher levels of new member recruitment. Each time you recruit a new member, you receive one credit toward your membership recruitment total.

The more members you recruit, the more prestigious your recognition and you'll increase your eligibility for campaign rewards and to be named Recruiter of the Month—and potentially Recruiter of the Year!

To receive recruitment credit, write your name and company on each membership application you provide to prospective members. Each month, one recruiter will be selected as Recruiter of the Month based on their number of recruits in a one-month period. The Recruiter of the Month with up to five new recruits will win a prize valued at $100. The Recruiter of the Month with more than five recruits will win a prize valued at $200. If you forget to add your name and company to a membership application, simply call CAI at (888) 224-4321 to add yourself as the recruiter.

Hear what renowned recruiter Wendy Bucknum, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, has to say about the value of recruiting. 


Recruitment Tips

Recruiting new members to CAI is simple! Follow these tips to help guide you along the way:


  • Preach Membership Benefits. The more familiar you are with our benefits (listed below) the better equipped you will be to share them!
  • Identify Prospects. Think about your network and identify those who could benefit most from CAI. When you gain new contacts, ask them if they're a member of CAI.
  • Focus on Needs. Ask questions to gauge what benefits may be valuable to CAI prospects and align CAI's benefits with their needs. 
  • Provide Testimony. Provide genuine examples of how your membership has excelled your career. 
  • Close With a Plan. After discussing the value of membership, share a membership application.
  • Follow Up. Check back with them to see if they have joined. 
  • Thank Them. Send them an email thanking them for considering membership and continue to network with them.

What's in it for me?

  • A growing personal and professional network
  • Access to CAI's wealth of education and resources
  • The CAI Exchange, where you can share ideas, give advice and connect with community association residents and professionals worldwide
  • Award-winning publications Common Ground™ magazine and CAI@Home newsletter
  • Opportunities to lead, mentor, and introduce colleagues to the unparalleled benefits that CAI membership includes:
Managers & Management Companies
Business Partners
Homeowners & Board Members
Continuing education that elevates your management skills, credentials that earn you more money, and networking in the largest network of professionals within the community association industry
Listing in the online Professional Services Directory, contact with your local chapter for networking and business growth opportunities, and access to the growing community association marketplace
Resources like the Board Member Tool Kit that cover community association living and running a successful board, and access to copyright-free newsletter articles for your association publications

Grow your chapter to gain local advocates to support and strengthen your network


Even More Benefits!

For a complete list of member benefits by member type, please refer your prospective recruits to our
Member Benefits page.

Count yourself among those who support CAI, our industry and associations across the country. 

Start recruiting today!