Friday, October 31, 2008

See What's Happening at ...

Nanny Giveaways
I thought I'd start to introduce you to some of my favorite blogs and sites on the Internet. First up is Nanny Giveaways. This is a fun place that shares where to get some great bargains and free stuff. Share this everyone you know!
Know of some other bargains? Share them here!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free Surveys for Nanny Groups

There is a great tool available for anyone to use, especially Nanny Support Groups, to provide surveys to your membership. SurveyMonkey is a free (up to 100 responses) service. I just did my first one for ADCAN and is was so simple. Easy to navigate, lots of color themes to choose from, and I can write the questions and get the feedback I want from members. Try it, and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Win a FREE INA Conference Registration ...

INA is currently running a membership drive and you could win a FREE 2009 INA Conference Registration. This would be a great incentive for Nanny Groups to refer new members to INA, and then award the free registration to a lucky nanny group member. Or raffle off the free registration within your membership. Be creative!

Some things to know ...
  • You must be a current INA Member to participate
  • Members must refer three or more new members to qualify for the contest
  • Any member referring five or more new members will receive a free conference registration for the 2009 INA Conference, April 23-26 in Dallas, TX.
  • The member with the highest number of new referrals will win an ipod.
  • You have until March 1, 2009, to spread the word and invite your friends to join the INA.

Questions? Contact Cortney Gibson, INA Membership Committee Chair.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Working With Agencies ... Getting Noticed

One way to get your group information to nannies in your area is to make contact with the nanny placement services in your area. Once they know you're available to the nannies they place, this will make you an asset to their business.
One way you can reach the nannies within the agency is if the agency is providing training sessions, find out when those are. Most agencies post this information on their website, but if not, call or email and ask. Once you have that information, contact the agency owner or staff in charge of the event if you can come for about 10 minutes and introduce your group to the nannies at the training. This is a great way for you to meet face-to-face the nannies and agency and get to know them. Introduce your group, letting them know what you are, the benefits to being a member, the services you offer and some of your upcoming events. Bring your promotional materials - brochure, business cards, postcards, newsletter - whatever you have!
I recently did this with an agency here in the DC area and was able to meet and introduce ADCAN to six nannies and meet the newest agency in the DC metro area.
Good luck!

Monday, October 6, 2008

INA Conference 2009

The International Nanny Association (INA) will host their 2009 Conference April 23-26, 2009 in Dallas, TX.

Watch for more details as they become available.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Off to Nannypalooza!

I'll be in Philadelphia this weekend for the third annual Nannypalooza. I look forward to connecting with many familiar faces and meeting new friends. Upon returning, I'll have pages and pages of information to share with you ... so keep coming back for more!