Dues Increase FAQ

  1. The last dues increase occurred in 2011. How did the members benefit from this?
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  2. When will the dues increase become effective?
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  3. Who is responsible for determining the dues amount?
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  4. Why are dues being increased now?
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  5. Why are we having a dues increase?
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  6. Is Toastmasters membership a good value?
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  7. Will there be an increase in the new member fee?
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  8. What are the benefits to the member?
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  9. Has the organization tried to reduce its costs so a dues increase wouldn’t be necessary?
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  10. To save money, should Toastmasters reduce the products and services provided to members and clubs?
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  11. Is the Toastmasters International budget made public for the members?
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  12. The membership number continues to increase, which generates more revenue. Why should there still be a need for an increase?
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  13. Can the organization obtain the needed funds from other sources?
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  14. Has the Board taken into consideration that a dues increase can slow growth because of the current economic situation and varying exchange rates?
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  15. In its November letter the Board indicated that Toastmasters’ financial position is stable. If this is the case, why is it necessary to increase dues by 25%?
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  16. What is involved in the Board’s review of the organization’s financial position and the five-year financial forecast?
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  17. When was the last dues increase and how much was it?
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  18. Why has the compensation of staff members been increased if we have to work more cost effectively?
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  19. Why has the number of paid staff members increased?
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  20. Can I receive a discount for having dual or multiple memberships? Can I purchase a lifetime membership?
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  21. What will be the financial impact for districts?
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  22. Has Toastmasters considered reducing the funds provided to districts?
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  23. Will Club Central show the new dues amount?
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  24. Where do we find updated new membership applications?
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  25. If I use a previous version of an application, will it be accepted and processed?
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  26. What will the dues be for new clubs that charter by September 30, 2016?
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  27. Do we need to change our club bylaws? If so, how?
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  28. What about undistricted clubs?
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  29. My club forgot to submit a new member who joined prior to October 1
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  30. My club paid dues for both the April 2016 and October 2016 periods in April. What do we do?
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  31. Who may I contact if I have questions?
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