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    From time to time, special recruiter incentives will be available for individual recruiters. Click on the buttons below to learn more about these opportunities.

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    From time to time, special incentives will be available for councils and/or grand knights. Click on the buttons below to learn more about these opportunities.

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    From time to time, special incentives will be available for district deputies. Click on the buttons below to learn more about these opportunities.

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    Recruitment Strategies

    How to get started with council growth- for any size council.

    Recruitment Manual Recruitment Best Practices Building Prospect List

    Assembling a Growth Team

    To successfully recruit for your council, we recommend assembling three groups in your growth team.

    Membership Committees Council Recruiters Admission Committee

    Recruitment Strategies

    Here you can find several different strategies for recruiting new and disengaged members to your council.

    Inviting Prospects Personal & Team Recruiting Recruiting Former Members

    Understanding Online Membership

    Online Membership was launched in 2018 as a new membership option for those men whose work, family or situations make participation in a parish council difficult. Online Membership has also been a tool that councils can use to electronically get a member to join. Leran more about this program here.

    Intro to Online Membership Watch: Intro Video Online Application Guide

    Online Membership Materials for Councils

    Councils can use Online Membership as a paperless why to bring a man into their council. Utilize the Why Join Brochure to explain the benefits of joining. Once a man joins online and selects your council, your grand knight and financial secretary can find him in the prospect tab on the Member Management application in Officers Online. A step by step guide to then add this new online member to your council is attached. 

    Why Join Brochure Using the Prospect Tab

    Council Development

    Blessed Michael McGivney had a vision in which every parish could be served by a Knights of Columbus council. Today, this vision also includes councils that include colleges and universities, cultural parishes and Eastern Rite churches.


    Guidelines for New Council Development

    The following information gives a basic knowledge and understanding of the procedures used in the development of new councils. If you have more questions, please contact the Council Growth team at councilgrowth@kofc.org.

    Growth & Retention Guide Naming of Councils Council Development Forms

    Developing College Councils

    The information below offers guidance in developing a college council, however, active communication with the College Councils Department is needed to best guide students and local Knights developing the council. The College Councils Department will send resources to aid in your new college council development as well as work to plan a campus visit from one of our college coordinators. The College Councils Department can be reached at college@kofc.org.

    Start A College Council College Councils Guide Learn More

    Reactivating Councils

    Sometimes councils go inactive and are suspended. When an opportunity to restart these councils comes up, this is a council reactivation and is slightly different than a new council development. See the resources below for complete information. 

    Growth & Retention Guide Council Development Forms

    Recruiting and Council Development Resources

    As you develop your membership and growth plans, the following resources can assist your efforts. These materials can be ordered through the Supplies Online application in Officers Online. 

    Why You Should Be a Knight
    Twenty-Four Hours Can Change Your Life
    Charity that Evangelizes
    Recruitment Manual
    Elevator Speech Card & Best Practices Guide
    10 Keys to Membership Success
    Council Growth & Retention Manual

    Membership Incentives

    Very Important Proposers Club

    The Very Important Proposers (VIP) Club recognize recruiters and seek to inspire future recruiting.

    VIP Club Information VIP Order Form

    Recruiter Incentives

    From time to time, special recruiter incentives will be available for individual recruiters. Click on the buttons below to learn more about these opportunities.

    Beatification Medallion New Year - New Knight

    Council Incentives

    From time to time, special incentives will be available for councils and/or grand knights. Click on the buttons below to learn more about these opportunities.

    Trip to New Haven

    District Incentives

    From time to time, special incentives will be available for district deputies. Click on the buttons below to learn more about these opportunities.

    Trip to New Haven 12 Knights Before Christmas 12 Knights Tracker

    Recruitment Strategies

    Recruitment Strategies

    How to get started with council growth- for any size council.

    Recruitment Manual Recruitment Best Practices Building Prospect List

    Assembling a Growth Team

    To successfully recruit for your council, we recommend assembling three groups in your growth team.

    Membership Committees Council Recruiters Admission Committee

    Recruitment Strategies

    Here you can find several different strategies for recruiting new and disengaged members to your council.

    Inviting Prospects Personal & Team Recruiting Recruiting Former Members

    Online Membership

    Understanding Online Membership

    Online Membership was launched in 2018 as a new membership option for those men whose work, family or situations make participation in a parish council difficult. Online Membership has also been a tool that councils can use to electronically get a member to join. Leran more about this program here.

    Intro to Online Membership Watch: Intro Video Online Application Guide

    Online Membership Materials for Councils

    Councils can use Online Membership as a paperless why to bring a man into their council. Utilize the Why Join Brochure to explain the benefits of joining. Once a man joins online and selects your council, your grand knight and financial secretary can find him in the prospect tab on the Member Management application in Officers Online. A step by step guide to then add this new online member to your council is attached. 

    Why Join Brochure Using the Prospect Tab

    Council Development

    Council Development

    Blessed Michael McGivney had a vision in which every parish could be served by a Knights of Columbus council. Today, this vision also includes councils that include colleges and universities, cultural parishes and Eastern Rite churches.


    Guidelines for New Council Development

    The following information gives a basic knowledge and understanding of the procedures used in the development of new councils. If you have more questions, please contact the Council Growth team at councilgrowth@kofc.org.

    Growth & Retention Guide Naming of Councils Council Development Forms

    Developing College Councils

    The information below offers guidance in developing a college council, however, active communication with the College Councils Department is needed to best guide students and local Knights developing the council. The College Councils Department will send resources to aid in your new college council development as well as work to plan a campus visit from one of our college coordinators. The College Councils Department can be reached at college@kofc.org.

    Start A College Council College Councils Guide Learn More

    Reactivating Councils

    Sometimes councils go inactive and are suspended. When an opportunity to restart these councils comes up, this is a council reactivation and is slightly different than a new council development. See the resources below for complete information. 

    Growth & Retention Guide Council Development Forms

    Resources

    Recruiting and Council Development Resources

    As you develop your membership and growth plans, the following resources can assist your efforts. These materials can be ordered through the Supplies Online application in Officers Online. 

    Why You Should Be a Knight
    Twenty-Four Hours Can Change Your Life
    Charity that Evangelizes
    Recruitment Manual
    Elevator Speech Card & Best Practices Guide
    10 Keys to Membership Success
    Council Growth & Retention Manual

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