NAHB Spike Club ProgramGrowing Our Strength Through Member Recruitment, Retention, and Involvement
Recruiting new members to your local association is an activity recognized and rewarded through the NAHB Spike Club Program. Those who participate are called Spikes and they are among the most valued members of the association.
Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are highly valued because of the grassroots growth and stability they bring to the association. These efforts lend to the development of the general membership and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face of NAHB true to that of our industry and the wide scope of interests we represent.
Spikes are the membership leaders of our federation, building the voice, power and influence on every level, in every state!
Spike Club Q & AWhat are the benefits of becoming a Spike?
The real benefits are intangibleundefinedyou are recognized for your contributions to the association and regarded as an accomplished and connected member.
Additionally, Spikes receive:
- A coveted invitation to the biggest party of the year, the Spike Party/Directors Reception at the International Builders' Show*
- Increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at industry events
- Unique and valuable lapel pins for each level of achievement.
*Eligibility postcards are sent only to eligible Spikes who have at least 6 credits and one new member recruitment credit between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31. The recruitment credit may be composed of one full credit received when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited or two ½ credits received when Affiliate or Council members are recruited.
How do I become a Spike?
- Additional VIP treatment throughout the year
Before becoming a Spike, you are a Spike candidate. That means you have earned between one and five Spike credits. Once you earn your sixth Spike credit, you become an official NAHB Spike!* Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining NAHB and Council members.
To retain your status as a Spike you must earn a minimum of one Spike credit (new or retention) each year until you reach a total of 25 credits, at which point you are elevated to Life Spike status.
*Providing you have earned those six credits within two consecutive membership years.
How do I earn Spike credits?
Members earn one Spike credit for each new member they sponsor. When that member renews after his or her first year of membership, the sponsoring member automatically gets one retention credit. Every year the member renews thereafter, the sponsoring member will receive a ½ renewal credit.
Spikes receive a ½ credit for recruitment and a ½ credit for the renewal of Affiliate members.
Will I earn Spike credits for recruiting and retaining members into a Council?
Yes, when a new Council membership is activated the recruiter earns a ½ credit, and when that member renews his or her council membership, the sponsor earns ¼ retention credit. Read information about how to report Council Spike credits.
How can I get a ticket to the IBS Spike party?
You must be a Spike in good standing as of October (having at least 6 credits) and you must have earned at least one new member credit. The new member credit can be 1 full credit earned when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited, or two ½ credits when an Affiliate or Council member is recruited. Read more information about the Spike Party.