National Federation of the Blind New Membership Form

Congratulations! You’ve welcomed a new member into your chapter of the National Federation of the Blind! We believe in connecting with and mentoring members as they begin their journey with the Federation. To that end, this form is to collect information on each new member and to begin the orientation process. Each member that is new to the Federation will be sent a series of welcome emails by Federation leaders with speech recommendations to assist in orientation. In addition, they will receive, by mail, a welcome packet containing a membership coin, a certificate of membership, and other Federation information.
Please have an NFB representative from your chapter or affiliate complete this form after the new member has been voted in, welcomed to the organization, and has paid their membership dues. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that a new member is considered to be anyone who has never held a membership with the National Federation of the Blind or those whose membership has lapsed for more than two years.
Please do not complete more than one new member form for each person. Doing so causes conflicts in the data, and that person will not receive their new member packet.
In the form, those fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. In addition, every member must have an Email Address or a Phone Number entered, if not both. Please do not use the same email address for multiple entries. The mailing address fields must be completed for new members so they can receive their new member materials. However, if you are entering someone who you know is already a member of another chapter or division, you do not need to add the address, but you must include the State/Province they live in. Note the Date of Birth is not required. At this time, the demographic questions are required, so please complete them to the best of your knowledge.
A great opportunity for new members or other prospective members is our Introduction to the Organized Blind Movement calls to hear about membership, philosophy, and purpose. Invite interested people to one of these gatherings. Find upcoming dates and register interested prospective members at nfb.org/get-involved/join-us or send them the link to the Open House Gathering Call Registration form. Thank you for your commitment to the organized blind movement.

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