Be a Beacon for NEHA Membership

As a member, you know better than anyone the role that the National Environmental Health Association has had in expanding your professional community and advancing your career. Now is your opportunity to use your experience and network to help NEHA grow. Strengthen the environmental health profession by being a beacon of light for NEHA membership!

Image of a blue lighthouse on a gold backgroundWhat’s in it for you?

NEHA membership growth means greater prominence for environmental health professionals and a larger community that you can tap into for support, collaboration, and friendship.

In addition, NEHA will send every eligible person who successfully recruits a new member a stylish NEHA Beacon tote bag as a symbol of appreciation for their commitment to the profession. The lighthouse on the bag is inspired by the association’s original 1930’s logo and represents NEHA membership as a beacon of light for environmental health.

How does it work?

  1. Only current NEHA members are eligible to participate.
  2. Valid for new memberships.
  3. Not valid for renewals. Only new memberships qualify for credit.
  4. To receive credit the new member must enter the referring member’s name during the online application process.
  5. Every member who successfully recruits will be recognized on the NEHA website. Listings are updated monthly.
  6. The top 3 recruiters will be announced on NEHA's website and social media.

Recruitment Resources and Tips

Know the benefits. The more familiar that you are with the many benefits of NEHA membership the better equipped you will be to discuss them. Remember why you first joined and how NEHA has benefitted you!

Make it personal. Offer authentic examples of your experiences being a NEHA member- the opportunities that it opened up, the knowledge you gained, and the connections you made along the way. Feel free to personalize the sample email above. 

Ask questions. Inquire about their career goals, challenges, and the resources they need to be successful. Based on their answers, highlight the NEHA benefits that will be of greatest value to them.

Provide a call to action. After discussing the value of membership, and your experiences with the NEHA, share the link to join online! Remind them to enter your name in the referral field when joining. 

Follow-up. Check back in a week to inquire about whether they’ve joined and offer to answer any additional questions. If they haven’t joined, this follow-up can serve as a friendly reminder. Utilize the sample follow-up email above. 

Use social media. Take advantage of the social media graphics provided above to post regularly to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram pages about NEHA membership. Use the hashtag #NEHABeacon. Email isn't the only way to spread the word!

Say thank you. Let them know that you appreciate them taking the time to consider NEHA membership. 

Questions? Contact NEHA Membership at

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Beacon of NEHA Membership Campaign so far! 

Updated 5/12/2020