Letters Copy and paste into an e-mail addressed to a friend or colleague.

Below are sample letters and reasons to join IFT, for you to send to prospective members. Please edit as needed.

Invitation Letter:

Dear [NAME],

I think I've mentioned to you before that I belong to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

IFT is the largest food science-related organization in the world, and it's the place where everyone from the food profession comes together. There are professionals like us, as well those involved in: food science, R&D professionals, chemists, microbiologists, QA/QC folks, regulatory affairs experts, academics, brand managers, marketing, technical sales, and executive management, just to name a few.

I can't begin to tell you what a valuable resource IFT has been for making professional contacts and advancing my career. I've met some really wonderful people that I probably wouldn't have gotten to know if it weren't for my involvement in IFT. It's also been a great source for unbiased information on what's going on in the food industry.

If you have a moment, check it out by visiting ift.org. If you'd like to talk with me about my personal experience with IFT, give me a call or drop me an e-mail when you get a chance.

Thanks!
[YOUR NAME]


Follow-up Letter:

Dear [NAME],

I just wanted to follow up with you on our conversation about IFT. As you could probably tell, I think it's a great organization for food professionals like us.

There are more narrowly focused organizations out there, and they certainly have value. But for people like us who have to understand what's going on in more than just our specific area of the food industry, nothing beats IFT.

If you haven't had a chance to check out their website (ift.org) yet, I'd encourage you to see what's there. And if you want to talk more about why I'm such an advocate of IFT, just give me a call or send me an e-mail.

Talk to you soon,
[YOUR NAME]

Questions?

Contact Katie Gorski

Program Manager
kagorski@ift.org