Membership and Involvement
Membership Status ( Add
/ Update / Remove
/ More Info / Get Involved
We regularly receive requests
for information about Membership. Perhaps we will need to address
this issue differently in the future. However, here is the way it
is addressed today:
The Midwest Facilitators Network
(MFN) is not a "traditional" membership organization in the context of
most professional organizations.
- There are currently
no membership or dues requirements for the MFN. Once an interested
party is on the MFN distribution list, they become, in effect, a
There are currently 8 board
members who take on the major responsibilities of running the organization
and producing its events.
By this definition, there are
approximately 1,200 current "members" and we have e-mail addresses for
approximately 50% of them.
In contrast, in 1992 we began
with 2 board members, a list of approximately 125 addresses and phone numbers,
and about 10 e-mail addresses.
MFN events are funded by:
participant fees (direct funding)
for conferences, workshops, etc.:
"in-kind" contributions (indirect
organizations that have hosted
board members who contribute
their time and expertise
become a "member" and add your name to the distribution list:
- Please let
us know the following:
1) how you found out
about the MFN and/or its events
2) how you use facilitation
in your work
3) what benefits you
hope to derive from associating with MFN
4) is it OK to send you
email only instead of both email & snail mail?
5) your email and website
6) your company name
& snail mail address with mail & zip codes
7) your telephone and
update your contact information on the membership/distribution list:
remove your name from the membership/distribution list:
MFN c/o Paul Collins
2656 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
you are willing and able to become more "involved" with this exciting
new type of professional organization, there are several ways to
- Organization development
& long range strategy planning (board commitment)
- Event planning &
management (e.g. conferences, workshops, special events)
- Ongoing tasks (e.g.
publicity & public relations, web, database & financial
- Discrete tasks (e.g.
on-site help at events, mailings, surveys, etc.)
- Other (you tell
us, we'll listen)
- Attendance at events
- To become "involved"