Make the most of your Local Group resources

Running a Mensa Local Group may seem like a daunting task — but it doesn't have to be. Browse here for much of the information you need to get started and keep working most efficiently.

From your group’s monthly paperwork to your local membership prospects, from all kinds of materials to national publicity for your RG, from ideas for gifted youth activities to a calendar of important dates for officers, you'll find it all — and much more — right here.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Lead section for additional information that makes your life as an officer much easier.

Add a Test Session
Add a Test Session

Our online testing calendar is available for Proctors and Testing Coordinators to list their upcoming testing sessions for prospective members visiting our website.

Boundary mapping

These maps may be useful in determining where new activities may be held or where a group may need additional Area Coordinators. As well, the prospect maps may be useful in visualizing the distribution of prospects vs. available Proctors.

Email My Members
Email My Members

Whether you'd like to advertise an upcoming event, share some big news, or tell a story, our Email Your Members tool makes it easy to create email campaigns to best suit your message. Target your emails based on parameters like whether or not the recipients are current or lapsed Local Group members, prospects, and more.

Event resources

Gatherings are fundamental to one of Mensa's three purposes, to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. And there are many event-related resources are available to you from the National Office.

Gatherings listing request

For gatherings planners, it is important to publicize the event widely. For a listing in the Mensa Bulletin and here on our website, complete the gatherings listing form.

Gifted Youth Resources

Here you can find the various forms and documents related to our Young Mensan programs. For our Gifted Youth Coordinators, Assistant GYCs and parent-volunteers, youth protection is always our number one priority. This is where you will find the most current and up-to-date information for you to use and share with your groups.

Marketing and Public Relations Resources

Marketing and public relations resources for Local Group officers, including our Ads and Social Graphics Warehouse, American Mensa’s Branding Guidelines, the Local Group Publicity Guide, A Mensa Interview Cheat Sheet, and more.

Membership Data Agreement

In order to receive membership information as an officer or appointee of the organization, you must request agree to the provisions outline in our Membership Data Agreement.

Officer and Committee Communities

A number of natiional committees and local group offices have dedicated communities through which current and past officers can ask questions of each other and share ideas and best practices. These communities may also be used to communicate critical and time-sensitive information to officers from American Mensa management and leadership.

Officer Reports

As an addendum to the roles-based tools and reporting we debuted with the new Association Management System, inside you'll find a description of each report the National Office provides online, including the column headers and data types for CSV-formatted reports.

Officer Timeline

Want to know about upcoming meetings, award deadlines, when we send your monthly mailing? Our officer timeline contains key dates for our officers and appointees.

Officer transition

Efficient officer transition is a vital function that, when done correctly, is barely noticeable. But when it's handled poorly — or not handled at all — it can bring a local group to a standstill.

Online issue submission form

Use this form to submit issues discovered using the following tools: Email your members, newsletter upload, lapsed member and prospect trackers, officer tools and reports.

Order Officer Materials
Order Officer Materials

Every Local Group needs collateral materials, handbooks, forms; luckily, we have all of those things available for you.

Prospect Management Tool
Manage My Group's Prospects

Our Prospect Management Tool provides Testing Coordinators with prospective member information, updated in realtime. Track your prospects, download contact information, and email prospects about upcoming test sites and events.

Scholarship Chair resources

These resources are available to local and regional Scholarship Chairs, as well as the national Scholarship Chair.

Upload Our Newsletter
Upload Our Newsletter

Local Group newsletters provide Mensa members with a monthly calendar of events, report local and national Mensa news, and facilitate communication between and among the members and the American Mensa Committee. Local Group officers can upload their newsletters here.

Web services
Web services

American Mensa's Web Services encompass everything from the structure, content and support of this website to discussion forums, group hosting services and elists. These services are currently available to all Local Groups, regions and national committees.

Web toolbox

The right tool always makes the job easier and the work better. Following are several services, most of which are free, open-source tools, designed for a variety of digital and web activities.