The NFA announces a major change to your membership. As of February 1, 2020, memberships will be in effect 365 days from when you join or renew. Please read below for details.
Until now, the NFA operated on a fixed membership year, from August 1 to July 31. No matter when you joined during the year, your membership expired on July 31. Now, whenever you join, your membership will be effective for 365 days.
This change is aimed at maximizing the value of your NFA membership by providing a full year of benefits, no matter when you join or renew. We have discussed this goal for several years. It is now possible because of the NFA’s new member database, which we launched in June 2019. Depending on your level, your individual NFA membership now only costs from $2.08 per month (for Student Group Discounted membership) to $7.92 per month (for Active membership).
Rolling membership applies to all member levels except Life.
If you are currently a member, your membership will expire on July 31, 2020, unless you are signed up for auto-renewal or you renew before July 31. If you do not renew by July 31 and your membership expires, you can rejoin at any time, and your membership will be effective for the next 365 days.
If you have been an NFA member previously, you do not need to create a new account. You can just log into the website and rejoin, and your membership for the next 365 days will go into effect immediately. (Please do not create a new account if you have already been a member. If you have trouble logging into your account, please contact Membership Manager Lilly Mauti at firstname.lastname@example.org.) If you have never been an NFA member, you will need to create an account through the website and then purchase a membership.
If you would like your membership to renew automatically, you will need to select that option when you join or rejoin, or later, from your member profile. We encourage you to opt in for automatic renewal to ensure uninterrupted access to your benefits.
When you log in to the NFA website, you can find your status and membership expiration date by visiting your profile. When your membership is about to expire, you will receive e-mail reminders about this.
You will still need to be a member at the time of submitting a proposal or entering a competition and to attend the convention.
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Thank you for supporting the NFA through your membership. We are excited about this new opportunity to partner with all our members throughout the year!