The key thing to understand is that we are HMBA-IMBA. HMBA and IMBA are part of the same group, so in reality we are splitting the membership funding with ourselves.
Currently, about 5% goes towards covering membership admin costs. Less than when HMBA was handling its own membership.
40% comes back to HMBA
The remaining 55% goes to our IMBA region. In the beginning of our Region's creation, the IMBA funding from membership didn't fully cover the cost of the Regional Director, so IMBA covered the difference. Andy has done a great job getting more chapters on board and helping those chapters grow membership. So the next step is to put a paid staff person in Indiana (other States are working on this as well).
In the near future, we need to have 3 or more full time staff positions. At least, Executive Director, Trail Development, and Programs.
So, please feel confident that any extra funding that you provide in terms of membership level, will directly help HMBA build more trails here in Indiana.