How do I sign up my team and how long does it take for my team’s membership application to be processed?
You can sign up by filling out the Team Membership application online. Once the team has been entered into the system, each team member will receive a welcome email with instructions on accessing the PDMA website.
Can PDMA teams be located outside the U.S. and are dues the same?
Yes, teams can be located outside the U.S. and the same dues structure applies.
If a team leader or basic member leaves the company, can another individual take over his/her membership?
Yes. As long as the company/organization has paid for the membership, they own it and can replace any members with new members who will inherit the benefits from the previous member.
How can I make changes or updates to my team?
If you have changes or need to make updates to your team, please contact PDMA Headquarters.
How will I know when it’s time to renew?
When it’s time to renew, the team leader will receive an email notification to contact PDMA in order to renew the team and make any necessary adjustments to the team roster.
How many team memberships does PDMA currently have?
There are currently 65 teams (some organizations have multiple teams).
What companies currently take advantage of PDMA team membership?
The current PDMA teams are: Accept Software, ADM Coca, Akro-Mils, Applied Marketing Science Inc., Bahamas Telecommunication Co. Ltd., Bank of America, Buckhorn Inc., Camelot Group plc, Capital One, Carolina Pad, CCH a Wolterskluwer Business, CGN & Associates, City & Guilds, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Elkay Manufacturing, Fidelity Investments, First Data Corporation, FIS, GE Fleet Services, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Gold’n Plump Poultry, Health Alliance Plan, HealthPartners, HJ Heinz, HYPIOS, ide+, Infosys Consulting Inc., Kalypso, Lord Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Midmark Corporation, Milliken & Company, Newry Corp, NineSigma Inc, Nykredit, Océ Business Services Inc, OPW Fluid Transfer Group, Premiere Global Services, Qiagen, Sage Software Healthcare LLC, Samsung Electronics, SAP Labs Inc. Sargento, Sealed Air Corporation, Spielo, St. Jude Medical, Stage-Gate Inc., Standard Life, Staples Inc., Therm-O-Disc Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Universal Forest Products, ViaSat, WD 40, WellPoint.
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2012 Dues Transition
In an effort to better serve our members, the PDMA Board of Directors has elected to standardize the PDMA dues cycle to coincide with the calendar year. This adjustment will allow PDMA to more consistently deliver member benefits to all participants throughout our global network. Through uniform annual membership renewals you will experience more streamlined and efficient membership communications, more responsive delivery of membership benefits and more predictable expense planning. As a side benefit, in these uncertain economic times, most of you will experience a reduced membership renewal rate for 2012.
Effective January 1, 2012, the PDMA membership year will run from January 1 to December 31. Throughout 2012, as the transition to the calendar year dues schedule occurs, renewing members will be invoiced a pro-rated dues amount based on the month in which their renewal occurs. All renewing members in 2012 will be required to pay only the portion of dues necessary to carry through from the renewal date to December 31, 2012. By pro-rating your dues in 2012, all members will be synchronized to have their membership expire on December 31, 2012. Dues renewal rates for 2013 will reflect the full dues amount, and will be invoiced annually every fall.
What is an anniversary membership?
PDMA’s current membership is based on the day you joined the association for the first time. Members are invoiced for renewals for the full dues amount on the ‘anniversary’ of the day you joined PDMA.
What is a calendar membership?
A calendar membership schedule is set with a predetermined and fixed beginning and ending date. The PDMA membership calendar will now begin on January 1 and end on December 31 in any given year.
When will this change begin?
The transition to calendar-based dues will begin January 1, 2012. Members whose dues typically expire in January and February may receive invoice reminders at the end of 2011 with payment due dates in their renewal month.
Why is PDMA making this change?
By having a standardized membership year, with all PDMA members sharing a common renewal date, PDMA will be able to deliver consistent membership benefits to all members of the association throughout its global network. Administrative, marketing and membership efficiencies will result, allowing PDMA to focus efforts on enhancing membership benefits and offerings. In addition, a common membership expiration date would simplify the renewal process for institutions that provide PDMA membership for several employees. During the 2012 transition year, most members will experience an out-of-pocket expense reduction, as the amount due on your anniversary date will be pro-rated to only carry through to December 31, 2012.
Will there be any changes in member benefits?
None of the “official” benefits will change. You will continue to receive the same member benefits you currently enjoy for the same membership fee.
We do hope that the change to a calendar-year renewal system will offer members “unofficial” benefits of making financial planning easier and more predictable, receiving more streamlined and efficient communications, and allow staff to focus more attention throughout the year on improving and expanding the delivery of benefits to the membership.
I live outside the United States. Will my dues schedule change?
Yes, all members of PDMA, regardless of location will be transitioned to a calendar-based dues cycle.
I am an Academic Member. Will my dues schedule change?
Yes, all member types including Professional, Academic, Student and Team will be transitioned to a calendar based dues cycle.
What will new members pay?
New Members will pay the pro-rated amount for the time remaining in the first year that they join. They will then be invoiced for membership renewal in January of the following year for the full annual dues amount.
I purchased a multi-year membership to PDMA. How will this change impact me?
Your membership will continue through your current paid-through date. At that time, you will be given an option to renew your membership at a pro-rated rate to carry through to the end of that year. Then, in January of the following year, you will be given the option to renew for that calendar year.
For example, if your multi-year membership runs through May 2013, you will then be invoiced the pro-rated amount to cover May through December 2013. Then in January 2014, you will be given the option to renew for January through December 2014. PDMA will discontinue offering a multi-year option going forward.
What will my dues be in 2012?
Please refer to the dues pro-ration schedule included below. Your dues renewal date appears on your membership card. Your join date determines what month your pro-ration will begin.
My membership expires in November 2012. Will I pay double?
No, you will not pay double. However, members with expiration dates in November 2012 and December 2012 will be given the option to pay their 2013 dues when paying the balance of their 2012 dues. Please refer to the pro-rated dues schedule enclosed for reference.
Will I be paying more for my membership to PDMA in 2012?
No. PDMA has not made any change to the membership dues rates. In 2012, you will pay only a portion of the annual dues rate associated with your member type, to cover the cost of membership through December 31, 2012. In January 2013, you will pay the full dues amount in order to renew.
Will my membership dues increase in 2013?
PDMA has not evaluated the dues rates for 2013 at this time.
2012 Dues Transition - Implementation Timeline & Pro-rated Schedule
The pro-rated dues schedule and fees apply to all new members joining in 2012.
||Academic Dues - ($145)
||Professional Dues - ($235)
||Student Dues - ($35)
||$24 + $145 (optional)
||$39 + $235 (optional)
||$6 + $35 (optional)
||$12 + $145 (optional)
||$20 + $235 (optional)
||$3+ $35 (optional)
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