By: Jennie Maurer
Belonging to an educational association related to your role is a given for many, but does association membership really matter?
We’ve been talking with our members to learn how their International Foundation membership has helped them navigate through their careers. We’ve found that our members rely on the Foundation for varying reasons, but each has found that membership provides a distinct advantage.
Take it from your peers as they share their experiences—We’ll feature a new member each month here on the Word in Benefits.
In 2012, Lisa Murphy Stocke obtained her membership with the International Foundation through her employer, Mills Benefit Group.
Having not been aware of the Foundation prior to joining Mills, Lisa now wonders “how I functioned professionally without it.”
Aside from membership benefits such as educational program discounts and access to the Information Center, Lisa said the most important thing she has gotten out of her membership is “community, community, community.”
So, why would Lisa recommend membership to the International Foundation? “The International Foundation provides access to relevant and accurate information, resources and networking across the entire spectrum of employee benefit management,” said Lisa.
The answer to the question, “does membership matter” is clear. Yes. But joining is just the start. Your membership will work for you only if you take advantage of the services available. Get to know your benefits and dive in!