INA Membership Conference Endowment

INA is pleased to announce the 4th Annual INA Membership Conference Endowment. The INA Membership Conference Endowment has been developed as a way to recognize our members for their dedication to the in-home child care industry.

Started in 2011, the INA Member Conference Endowment secured its initial funding from half of all monies raised through the 2011 INA Annual Conference 50/50 raffle. INA is pleased to continue earmarking half of all monies raised in future Annual Conference 50/50 raffles to the INA Member Conference Endowment fund. As tradition, the other half of all monies raised will continue to go towards supporting a local children’s charity in the city where INA’s Annual Conference is held.

2015 INA Member Conference Endowment Application Process

NEW FOR 2015:  Two time frames to apply in and be awarded in.  Total of endowments will still be four total. Two endowments for caregiver members and two endowments for business members.

Entry Categories

There are two categories for INA Member Conference Endowment entry: Business Member Entries and Caregiver Member Entries. The Business Member entry category includes members who provide a business or service to the nanny community. Business Members include those members who hold Standard or Supporting memberships. The Caregiver Member entry category includes members who provide care for children, including but not limited to Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and Temporary/Travel Nannies. Caregiver members include those members who hold Individual memberships.

Awards

Through the 2015 INA Membership Conference Endowment, INA is pleased to offer full conference registration (a $395 value) to four INA members. Two full conference registrations will be given to those in the Business category and two in the Caregiver’s category.  You may transfer your Endowment award to another person who wishes to come to the conference.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold current membership in INA as of January 30, 2015  and must be able to attend the 2015 INA Annual Conference April 23-27, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.

Non-Eligibility

INA Board of Directors, conference speakers and workshop presenters, conference sponsors who receive complimentary registration, the 2014 and 2015 INA Nanny of the Year award recipients and INA members who are eligible for first time discounts off of their conference registration, are not eligible to participate.

Application Instructions

Complete the 3-step 2015 INA Membership Conference Endowment application form in its entirety during one of the two allotted application time frames. The first endowment award application time segment is Saturday November 15, 2014 through Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. The second application time segment will be January 5 -25, 2015. If you applied during the first time segment and were not selected you will be put into the second time segment applicants.

Answers will be submitted via Google Document form. 

Step 1 Complete the questions about the applicant.

Step 2 Answer the trivia questions about INA. The trivia question answers can be found on www.nanny.org.

Step 3 Answer the two personal essay questions. The essay questions must be between 10-15 sentences each and applicants are encouraged to use spelling and grammar check.

Awarding of INA Membership Conference Endowment

First Endowment Award Application Time Segment

From Saturday November 15 until December 10, 2014 we will be accepting submissions for the first two awards.  We will be selecting ONE caregiver and ONE business for the first selection of Endowment awardees. The two Endowment awardees will be announced on Monday December 15, 2014.

Deadline for applying for the first round is Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.  

 

Second Endowment Award Application Time Segment

The second set of 2015 Membership Conference Endowment (ONE caregiver & ONE business) will be accepting submissions from January 5 until January 25, 2015 and the awardees announced on Monday January 29, 2015. If you already applied for the first round and did not get selected, you are automatically entered into the second pool.

Applicants must:
-Complete all personal questions with the correct number of sentences, spelling and grammar.
-Use the correct number of sentences for each of the personal essay questions.
-Answer all the trivia questions correctly.

If the entrant has completed Step 1 properly, answered the questions in Step 2 correctly and followed the guidelines in Step 3 correctly, they will be placed in a “pool” to be chosen for one of the four endowments awarded.  Business and Caregiver entries are “pooled” separately. There will be two award recipients chosen from the Business entry category and two from the Caregiver entry category, along with one alternate for each entry category.

The award recipients will be chosen via random.org.  If you are awarded an endowment you may transfer the award to another 2015 conference attendee.

Those who have been chosen for the 2015 Conference Endowment will be notified via phone or email by the end of the award time segments.

Early Bird ends December 31, 2014.

 

What if I register for the early bird rate, and then I win the January drawing?

If you are already registered and then win, the INA will refund your registration fee.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the INA and the Annual Conference.  We look forward to seeing you April 23, 2015 in Cancun

Any questions about the process please contact Alice Shaffer at inanannyalice@gmail.com 

 Application for the Annual Conference Endowment here