Business Member Help
Are you a new Business member or thinking about joining the NPN Community? You have come to the right place.
Jump On Board with NPN's Membership Promotion Opportunity - Become NPN's exclusive membership drive sponsor! Your business' information will be blasted to our full contact list (20k+ contacts) detailing the gift promotion you will provide new and/or renewed members. Help NPN grow, and promote your business! Some helpful details about this promotion include:
- The gift promotion must be a gift certificate offer to all prospective and current members who sign up with NPN during the given promotional time frame.
- The gift certificate must have a minimum $15 value with at least a two month expiration.
Email us with your interest and questions.
- Leverage the active Discussion Forum & interact with NPN member parents (Read Forum Etiquette)
- Host NPN events in your space
- Provide your expert opinion as a speaker for an event
- Promote a Parent Perk discount/special offer to our members
- Network with other local businesses at our quarterly Business Member Networking Events
- Write an article for our quarterly Parent to Parent Newsletter*
- Participate as a guest blogger*
- Promote events through our NPN Calendar* (NPN must be involved in some capacity)
- Advertise and take advantage of your Proud NPN Member 15% Discount, good for all advertising (discount excludes sponsorship and ad design fees)
- Get listed on Twitter (@NPNparents) by us and become a Facebook page favorite! Tweet or DM us to say hi!
Sport NPN's Proud Member Badge on your web site and link back to NPN:
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- Business, Nonprofit, or School level NPN Memberships qualify (not applicable for Parent/Family Memberships)
- Post your Proud NPN Member badge (please see instructions above) on your website and/or social media pages
- Follow NPN on Facebook and Twitter @NPNparents
- Set NPN as a Facebook Favorite
- Promote the benefits of NPN membership at least one time during the advertising contract
* Must be reviewed and approved by NPN with the right to edit/reject the content based on availability, focus of other content, and/or appropriateness for our members.
Whether you are a new or a seasoned NPN member, please use these important guidelines when participating on our active NPN Discussion Forum OR using Private Messaging:
- Identify yourself as a business member. Our members will appreciate your honesty
- Respond to posts relevant to your expertise – stick to original post’s topic
- Don’t duplicate your posts in different folders - posting just one time is sufficient.
- NOTE: Updates may take several minutes to show up – wait before posting again
- Be objective in your advice and comments when possible
- Choose your opportunities to participate wisely – parents are sensitive & reactive
- For Private Messaging - do not spam users with marketing messages. Respond/PM a member in an appropriate manner based on their specific post.
- Email email@example.com you need help with a duplicate or problem post
NPN is always making tech improvements to the site. Please check back here for information that impacts our partners:
- Discussion Forum Changes – On the new forum - you can brand your account with an avatar and profile description. You may also post as Anonymous. If you post as Anonymous - you cannot edit or access this post via My Content. We suggest using Anonymous sparingl. If you are also a parent and want to also participate without your logo/avatar for your business, please open a second account and/or use your parent account to post in this way.
- Discount offer for 2nd account: Combo package - $105 for both! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for promo codes. If you have a parent account & want business account - $25 off Business Acct. If you have a business account & want parent account - $25 off Parent Acct.
- New Forum and Account Profile Functionality – Click on “My Account” to 1) Add your Logo/Image to your NPN Account Profile (all membership types) and 2) Update and manage your Parent Perk Offer (business members only). Plus, manage your forum provide on the top right of your Forum view. Easy brand your Forum profile. NOTE: This will show on all posts in the system since the new forum was launched.
- NPN News Blog: Visit: http://npnparents.org/posts and please share with your contacts – Sign up for theRSS feed
- Share your events with our NPN Communit! Here are the best ways to get the word out: To promote events to NPN community, we recommend:
COUNTRY Financial - Parent University – Presenting Sponsor, Board Member, & more
“Our strategy in Chicago has been to help families achieve financial security one neighborhood at a time. We couldn’t ask for a better community partner than NPN to mutually achieve this goal,” says Mike Fisher, COUNTRY Financial District Director of Chicago Agencies. “We are pleased to team with NPN to create secure families which serve as the foundation for strong neighborhoods.”
Olive.You.Nanny – Sarah Davis – Supporting Sponsor, Board Member, & more
“In the last 2 years I’ve met a ton of parents who are now clients. NPN has given me the opportunity to spread the word about Olive.You.Nanny and without them I would not have been able to build my business in which it is today. Thankfully I've had the chance to become a business member and get involved!”
Melissa Song Photography – 1st and 2nd Annual Family Festival Supporting Sponsor
“I would say that working with the NPN staff was remarkably easy! Very well organized, friendly and most helpful! Through the NPN event I photographed and the NPN message boards, I have received many wonderful referrals. I would work with NPN again anytime!”
Rosanne Locricchio Barnum, Owner of Musical Magic – Event Host, Advertiser, & more
“As the owner of a children’s music business, I have found NPN to be an invaluable tool to help me reach my target market – parents. Whether marketing at one of their festivals, or advertising in their newsletter, NPN's volunteers are helpful and professional and I find my involvement with their organization to be beneficial to my business.”
BrightBin – School Fair Exhibitor
”NPN School Fair was huge success! The New Generation Lunch Box was in serious demand!”
- email@example.com - Advertising and Business Membership questions and needs
- firstname.lastname@example.org - General marketing questions, sponsorships, A.C.T. Out and Developmental Differences Programs
- email@example.com - Family Festival, School Fairs, Silent Auction, and other special events, Fit & Healthy
- firstname.lastname@example.org - NPN's School Choice speaker series for hosting and speaking opps.
- email@example.com - Speaker or host opps. for Parents University and New & Expectant Parent Speaker Series
- firstname.lastname@example.org - host one of our groups/clubs in your space or volunteer
- email@example.com - School Directory information and updates
We look forward to hearing from you!