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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Membership Toolkit

The items below have been produced to assist you in organising your Recruitment events.  Documents giving tips and advice are in PDF format, and templates for you to use are in WORD. Posters are in PDF but are forms to which you can add your own contact details.

NEW Retailing Items to promote Membership of SIGBI

Thermal Mug

Made of BPA-free plastic and holding 30cl of liquid, this reusable coffee mug keeps your coffee warm for longer and the mug (not the lid) is dishwasher safe. Many coffee outlets now offer a discount for using your own mug so why not take your Soroptimist Mug with you when you go shopping—just in case!

Priced at £4.80 plus postage and packing—order using the updated order form below:

Jute Shopping Bag

Made of Canberra natural juco with jute gussets, this attractive bag is 400(h) x 180(w) x 330(d)mm with short soft loop handles.

Price is £4.50 plus P&P—order using the updated order form below:

NEW Thunderclap 2018

Please sign up to our 2018 Membership Month Thunderclap and help spread our message even further than last year. We have until 12th May to get 100 sign ups, so please do support it.


Photo and Video Competition

We’re running two competitions again for the 2018 Membership Month, looking for the best Member/Club video and photograph. Information about the competition can be found below:


Infographics and Images

NEW “Join your local Soroptimist Group” Image

This image is great to use on your promotional literature, and is available with and without the logo and web address:




NEW Photographs























There are a range of infographics available in different sizes, depending on your requirements:

NEW – 2018 Membership Month infographic

Posters and Adverts

NEW – #WHYSOROPTIMIST printable speech bubble

You could print this off and ask Members to write inside the bubble why they are Members – then take a photo of them holding it up and share on social media.

Download HERE.

Recruitment Posters

The following eight posters were designed by Soroptimist International of the Americas, and they have agreed that we can use them and amend them with our own logo.  Each poster gives a different powerful reason to volunteer and join Soroptimist International.  Use the one you prefer or use all eight in different places in your town/city.  You can add your own contact details in the Contact Us box:​

FindYourJoy poster Leadership-volunteer Life is better with Friends - volunteer poster Make a Connection - Volunteer Poster
Find your Joy


Lead the Way


Life is better with friends


Make a Connection


Put your family first - Volunteer poster SuperHero poster  
Put Family First Find your inner Superhero Find your Inner Peace Make a Difference


A3 Poster for advertising events

SIGBI has produced an A3 poster that you can use to advertise your events.

This poster will also print A4 simply by choosing A4 in the print settings.  All the elements will be re-sized proportionately.

What sort of Woman is a Soroptimist? Poster

A poster has been produced of the back page of Soroptimist News December 2015. Professional printing is recommended, and as the poster does not include contact details, it should be used only as part of a larger display that includes such information.

Tips and Advice/Guidance

The following documents include advice on using some of the materials in this toolkit, as well as other useful information:

Remember to always use the Hastag #WhySoroptimist on all your social media activity related to recruitment and include @SIGBI1 in all your Tweets.


“Volunteer of the Year” Certificate

Raise the profile of your Club by awarding a “Volunteer of the Year” Certificate to someone in your Community who has given exceptional service on a voluntary basis.  Ask local charities or businesses to nominate someone, and have a panel within the Club to make the final selection.  Invite the winner (and Press) to an event where the Certificate can be presented.

You can use the certificate template below (which is in PowerPoint format), or create your own:

Recruitment Presentation

We have produced a PowerPoint Presentation for your Club to use at a recruitment event.  Feel free to edit it by adding your own slides, or personalising it for your own Club:

Other Useful Templates

Gift Vouchers for Membership

Some Clubs have requested that gift vouchers be developed for them to use to offer “discounts” on Membership to women to encourage them to join, so we have developed two gift vouchers that can be used by Clubs., one for Associate Membership and one for Club Membership.

The gift vouchers are both intended to be issued and completed electronically and forwarded by email. They could be used as Christmas/Birthday/Mothers Day gifts, or as a gift for a speaker at a Club meeting, for example.

Full details of how to use the vouchers is given in the letter below. The Club Membership Gift Voucher can be downloaded, and the Associate Membership Gift Voucher (pictured) can be ordered from SIGBI HQ.