Entering member birthdates into the Member Roster is important in a number of ways:
- Entering birthdates will help LWVUS eliminate duplicate records in the database. Duplicate records can cause your League to be billed PMP twice for one person. Duplicate records are a problem because members will appear as two separate entries. Birthdates help determine which records are duplicates.
- LWVUS can do a lot for the League as a whole by reporting out accurate and up-to-date member demographics. It can especially help with fundraising and coalition building, both of which help local and state Leagues meet their advocacy goals.
- Knowing member birthdates means that your League (and LWVUS) could send birthday communications to members!