|by Dean Mon, NAHB 3rd Vice Chairman|
September 20, 2017
I have had the good fortune in serving the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in several capacities over the years and my most recent is as chairman of the Structured Dues Payment working group. This working group was formed in 2013 and acted as a spring board for my NAHB 2014 Membership Committee chairmanship.
I personally want to thank the Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern New Jersey (BRANNJ) as the pilot program local which was needed to work out all the kinks that will always occur when releasing new programs or initiatives. Kathleen Kurpiel, Executive Officer of BRANNJ, has spent hours upon hours of what free time she has as a solo staff member at her local, to ensure that others who come online will experience smooth sailing with the Dues Hub.
Dean Mon, NAHB’s 2017 Third Vice Chairman of the Board, is today's guest blogger and has oversight this year for this program. Dean is a New Jersey-based builder and developer with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry. Dean is president of the D.R. Mon Group, Inc., which specializes in the development and construction of green urban living projects throughout New Jersey.
The next generation HBA membership development tool was officially rolled out with great fanfare and to widespread interest at NAHB’s recent Association Management Conference in Denver. Almost 100 local associations have already signed up for demonstrations or to join the program, and many others have expressed an interest in the innovative new option.
Dues Hub, the result of a joint initiative by the Executive Officers Council and the NAHB Membership Committee, is a potential game changer for membership. Cutting edge programs and options once only available to larger associations are now available to any association to help make joining the federation faster and easier than ever before.
Dues Hub is a third-party online membership payment platform that provides payment flexibility for new and renewing members.
· Locals can accept online applications, renewals and payments.
· Members can pay dues monthly or quarterly for a small fee.
· Electronic payments are stored (PCI Compliant) and automatically processed for installment plans and/or with an automatic renewal option.
· Dues payments are allocated proportionately automatically among local, state and national.
· Local, state and national pay merchant fees only on their portion of the dues payment.
· Data is synced automatically between Dues Hub and the local, state and national associations.
· Payments are processed in real-time, and membership records are updated daily.
To learn more about the Dues Hub program or to schedule a demonstration for your HBA, visit http://www2.billhighway.co/NAHB.
I’d like to thank the working group's chairman, Michael Kurpiel, all the volunteer members, and the volunteer Executive Officers who committed countless hours of work to help us get this started. Without their thoughtful contributions and collaboration, Dues Hub would have never become a reality.