Chapter Guest Pass Program
Give PMI members a taste of chapter life!

Give PMI members a taste of chapter life!

Currently, 60% of PMI members belong to a chapter. To increase chapter growth and improve retention rates, chapters have suggested a special campaign to engage the 40% of PMI members that may not be aware of a local chapter, or its benefits and activities.

The Chapter Guest Pass program has been introduced as part of PMI’s effort to support chapter sustainability. This program introduces PMI members who have not yet joined their local chapter to discover the benefits and the value of participation at no additional cost for the remainder of their membership cycles. The net effect of the introduction is intended to positively impact overall retention and growth.

Your chapter’s participation is crucial to the success of this program. Both the chapter and members receive tremendous value from offering the Chapter Guest Pass, such as:

  • Membership growth
  • Additional networking from the potential members
  • Engagement of new members
  • Source for new contributors for value-based activities such as knowledge creation
  • Chapter's improved revenue stream (upon renewal)

How does the program work?

The program allows PMI members who have not yet joined their local chapter to try out chapter membership for free. Chapters enroll in the Chapter Guest Pass program by completing an online form to request “passes.” PMI Global Operations Center then provides a set of unique coupon codes to the leader, which the chapter distributes to potential chapter members to cover the cost of chapter membership. The Chapter Guest Pass is valid for one-time use from the point of initiation through the end of the member’s current PMI membership cycle. Therefore, we encourage you to promote the opportunity to PMI members who are less than six months into their PMI membership to allow them adequate time to become fully immersed in your chapter and its activities.

Request a Chapter Guest Pass

Can I get dues reimbursement?

Chapters who participate in the program will be reimbursed the chapter dues for each member who uses a Chapter Guest Pass promo code, up to a maximum reimbursement of US$500 per calendar year for the chapter. Each year, your chapter has another opportunity to be reimbursed US$500 by participating! Reimbursement occurs following the quarter that the chapter reaches the maximum, or following the close of the fourth quarter if the maximum is not reached.

Can my chapter continue to use the program after we reach the $500 maximum reimbursement?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of codes you can request and use. Beyond the $500 reimbursement, the cost of providing chapter benefits and services to new members under the program will be absorbed by the chapter without dues payment. Many chapters go beyond the reimbursement limit with the expectation that new members will renew in future years.

What is the 500 Club?

Get recognized among your peers for your commitment to member engagement. Chapters that reach the $500 reimbursement level are automatically enrolled in PMI’s Chapter Guest Pass 500 Club. They’ll receive recognition with occasional announcements in Friday Facts and the Community Leadership site, along with a web banner congratulating the chapter as a 500 Club member that they can post on their chapter webpage.

Visit the Community Leadership site

Where can we promote the program?

Consider promoting the Chapter Guest Pass Program at your events, on your website, and through push communications to your chapter’s potential members, using lists obtained through the Chapter Reporting System.

What tools exist to help us promote the program?

A flyer, HTML eBlast template, and a rotating online banner ad have been created to help you promote the program to potential members. All of these useful tools are available to you now in the Marketing Portal>Browse Media Library>Categories>Chapter Guest Pass.

Visit the Marketing Portal

How can my chapter get involved?

The process is simple! Complete the Chapter Guest Pass Program form.

Once a request is submitted, you will receive your promotional codes within 7-14 business days and should begin your marketing efforts immediately.

Complete the Chapter Guest Pass form

Where can we submit questions and feedback?

Please submit all questions and feedback to chapterguestpass@pmi.org.

 

500 Club Members – 2017

These chapters have hit the goal by attaining 500 Club membership for Q1 2017. Join them by attaining the US$500 maximum reimbursement level this year!

(Quarterly update as of 31 March 2017)

PMI Egypt Chapter
PMI France Chapter
PMI Malaysia Chapter
PMI Netherlands Chapter
PMI Senegal Chapter
PMI Singapore Chapter
PMI United Kingdom Chapter
PMI West Bengal Chapter

500 Club Members – 2016

Adelaide, South Australia
Alamo
Association Thailand
Augusta Aiken
Austria
Barcelona, Spain
Bulgaria
Central Mississippi
Cologne
Egypt
France
Frankfurt
Ghana
Indonesia
Islamabad, Pakistan
Israel
Ivory Coast
Jordan
KC Mid America
Kenya
Khaleeji FZ LLC (UAE)
Lebanon
Long Island, NY
Madrid, Spain
Malaysia
Melbourne, Australia
Metrolina
Metropolitan St. Louis
Montreal
Netherlands
Nigeria
North Carolina
Palmetto
Parana
Puebla, Mexico
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Romania
Rome Italy
San Diego
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Senegal
Sergipe, Brazil
Singapore
Southern Germany
Sweden
Switzerland
Sydney, Australia
Taipei, Taiwan
Tampa Bay, Florida
Tunisia Potential
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom
Western Michigan

500 Club Members – 2015

Alamo
Augusta Aiken
Austria
Barcelona, Spain
Cameroon
Denmark
Egypt Potential
France
Ghana
Guatemala
Israel
Jordan
KC Mid America
Kenya
Khaleeji FZ LLC (UAE)
Lahore, Pakistan
Madrid, Spain
Melbourne, Australia
Montreal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
North Carolina
North India
Northeast Ohio
Parana
Pike's Peak Regional, Colorado
San Diego
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Senegal Potential
Southern Alberta
Sweden
Switzerland
Sydney, Australia
Taipei, Taiwan
Turkey
Uganda Metrolina
United Kingdom
Vancouver Island
Western Michigan

500 Club Members – 2014

Alamo
Belgium
Brasil, Distrito Federal
France
Ghana
Goiania, Goias, Brazil
Guadalajara Mexico
Israel Chapter
KC Mid America
Lakeshore, Ontario
Madrid, Spain
Melbourne, Australia
Minnesota
Netherlands
Pike's Peak Regional, Colorado
Puget Sound
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sydney, Australia
Taipei, Taiwan
Turkey
United Kingdom
Western Australia