The Value of Membership in NCFR

/ Summer 2019 NCFR Report

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Thank you for being a part of the NCFR community! You are part of a large fellowship of students, scholars, and professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families.

NCFR leaders and staff are committed to learning how to understand and strengthen you in your professional life and work. We are working year-round to improve your NCFR experience and opportunities available to you. Here are a few key findings we learned from the 2018 Membership Survey, completed by more than 1,400 members, former members, and NCFR customers:

  • Individuals in Family Science are most likely to have first learned of NCFR from a professor/teacher or through their university/college.
  • The longer a member has been with NCFR, the more connected they feel to NCFR and the more satisfied they are with their NCFR membership.
  • Members are looking for more benefits tailored to students and more opportunities to volunteer within NCFR.
  • The current challenges family scholars and professionals face include work-life balance and time management; obtaining funding and getting research published; and finding training, mentoring, and job opportunities.

If it’s time for you to renew your membership, we hope you will continue to remain a part of our great family. How can we better serve your needs? Drop us a line at [email protected] or 763-231-2883.

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What Members Love About NCFR

Top 3 Reasons Members Join NCFR:

  1. To stay up to date professionally through access to best practices, family resources, and research
  2. To network and collaborate with their community of peers
  3. To access NCFR journals

Most Used Member Benefits:

  1. NCFR Journals
  2. Annual Conference
  3. NCFR Report magazine
  4. Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential

Highest Satisfaction of Benefits Among Members:

  1. NCFR Journals
  2. Resource Collections
  3. NCFR Report magazine
  4. Annual Conference

Source: 2018 NCFR Membership Survey