Dear Friends and Supporters,
Once again it’s time for our annual membership campaign drive. Your support really means a lot to us and allows us to continue to represent the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses and the clients we serve.
Our members have enabled us to accomplish so much this year. We were able to redesign our website http://maappn.com/. The new website features a completely redesigned layout in addition to several new pieces of functionality. Among the new changes are:
- Online Streamlined Membership Enrollment – The new website includes membership enrollment through a “create and join MAAPPN” form. The new website design is user-friendly, educational, and informative. We want to ensure that our members are equipped with the latest information.
- Career Center Services – Thanks to this new feature, for a small fee, employers can post employment and internship opportunities and job candidates can post their resumes.
- Opportunities for Advertising – We are nothing without our loyal sponsors who support our efforts and advertise with us. Our new website provides for advertising opportunities on myriad levels.
In the coming year we will continue our work on behalf of our members on a number of projects including strategic lobbying at the state level, providing resources for psychiatric mental health nursing, continually improving our website, supporting self-advocacy, creating networking opportunities, gaining sponsorships, and membership recruitment.
This year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary as an organization, and our goal is to double our membership. As an incentive for joining MAAPPN we are offering 20% off of quarterly membership meeting fees (use coupon code: maappndiscount) , along with the opportunity to post your resume or post a job opening on our website for 1-month duration free of charge. For more information on current initiative on members behalf please see the following link https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H1801.
Funds that we raise through our membership campaign help us to continue to pay for legislative consultation and representation, fund our membership drive, make more improvements to our web site, and to create and disseminate brochures and handouts, used to communicate with advocates and supporters.
Thanks again for helping to make this a successful membership fund-raising campaign. Please continue to share the goals and work of MAAPPN with people you know in your workplace and community. You can help us spread the word by encouraging others to become members and by inviting colleagues to attend quarterly MAAPPN member meetings. We are also interested in having new and existing members join our committees. Financial donations are always welcome as another form of support for the work ahead.
Thanks again for your generous support!
Diane Grimaldi, DNP, PMHCNS, BC