Welcome to the wonderful world of multiples! If you are expecting twins, triplets or more, or have recently given birth, caring for two or more babies can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Let us help you connect with a local parents of multiples club for networking and support.
Multiples of America is a network of local parents of multiples clubs across the United States. Most clubs meet monthly to discuss the care and development of multiple birth children, as well as other topics of interest. Clothing and equipment exchanges and club libraries are another big benefit of joining a local club.
There are two ways to become a member of Multiples of America. One is to become a member of your local Multiples of America-affiliated club. If there is no club near you or you are an educator or health care professional, you can join Multiples of America as an individual or professional affiliate.
We hope YOU or YOUR CLUB will want to join with Multiples of America members nationwide to increase awareness of the special aspects of multiple birth children and their families!
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BELONG TO MULTIPLES OF AMERICA?
understand the core of the benefits of membership in Multiples of America (aka
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs), you need understand Multiples
of America's Mission Statement:
Multiples of America aka NOMOTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting families of multiple birth children through education,
research, and networking. In partnering
with local support groups, health care providers, researchers, and educators,
and with the highest standards of integrity, respect and professionalism, we
endeavor to aid parents of multiples and to raise public awareness of the
unique qualities of multiple birth families.
of America has history of 53 years of support, education, research
continuity as an organization is a benefit. It gives us creditability, respect
and recognition in the public and in the Media.
are constantly contacted by the Media, casting directors, researchers and
public for our expertise and knowledge regarding of all things multiple births
Marketing and Publicity - national exposure of
multiple birth issues as well as additional credibility, press releases and
marketing materials, use of our brand
Multiples of America is the spokesperson and
face of multiple births for local member clubs
National publicity regarding Multiple Birth
topics/issues. Media comes to our organization for information, research,
Offers local clubs and members an opportunity
to be a part of a larger group than local clubs or state organizations nationwide
Being a Part of the Larger Good
Our organization helps parents of multiples
find clubs, start clubs, find resources, helps media to find information/statistics,
helps casting agents find clients for movies, ads etc. And it helps researchers
find subjects for their research. Multiples and Twins in general are the
perfect research subject as there is an automatic control subject. Research helps
the public in general and leads to finding causes and cures of many diseases
and other medical issues. We can help make a difference with our participation
Learn best practices of member and club support
and education through our 53 years of experience
Multiples of America is a collective charter
member of the International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) and member of the International
Council of Multiple Birth Organizations (ICOMBO). This gives us international
credibility and the opportunity to network with these international
Multiples of America/NOMOTC is known
internationally by researchers and by other international Multiple Birth
We have the opportunity to connect with other
multiple parents through international organizations that we partner with.
Together, we work to educate non-multiply blessed families on the joys, trials,
and tribulations of raising multiples.
We have assisted with important research and
surveys including Depression in Post-Partum Mothers of Multiples, Incontinence
in Mothers of Multiples Post Pregnancy Complications and Delivering Multiples
Parents of multiples that do not have clubs in
their area can become a member as an Affiliate. They get support, education,
and resources to help them be the best parent of multiples they can be
Broadening Our Reach to Local MOMs on the
We come from so many different backgrounds and finding those
friends and support through Convention or articles in Notebook allows everyone to see that they too can survive and succeed
parenting multiples from pregnancy, to infancy, to school-age to adults. We can find information from someone who has
"been there and done that" In our 20,000 members.
Education of Multiple Birth Children
This is the number one topic that information is requested from
Multiples of America
Multiples of America/NOMOTC has been one of the
main organizations that aided in developing surveys on how best education MB
children and gathered information and the research on keeping multiples
together or separating them in classrooms.
We have assisted supplying information so that
states pass "Twin Laws" that
give the parents the right to have a say in whether multiples should be
together in same classroom and that no policy is the best policy when it comes
to deciding this.
We have aided in educating the educators and
administrators on multiple birth children. We have given a voice to parents to
stand up to school officials by giving them research and information to show
We offer members information so that they can
have a voice in political structures for support in school systems, daycare and
in the medical environment through research. Using
our research and research data we have compiled enables members to have the
documentation to provide what is best for each multiple and each family.
Multiples of America/NOMOTC has published a
book (Twins to Quints), booklets (Education of Multiple Birth Children) and
pamphlets (Your Multiples and You) that give information to the public and
parents of multiples. This gives us creditability and legitimizes the concerns
of parenting multiples and gives all affiliated with our organization more
recognition and respect
of local club's membership through "Find a local club" database located on
Multiples of America website (www.multiplesofamerica.org).
thousands of prospective parents of multiples looking for local clubs click on
our Search for a Club and Find a Local Club (total page views for year 2013 -
31,367 and 16,866 respectively). As a member club of Multiples of America, your
club and club contacts are listed in our database. When a prospective parent of
multiples puts their zip code or city in the Find a Local Club area, links to a
listing of local clubs and their websites are pulled up. They can contact Multiples
of America's Executive Office for club contacts. We don't put club contacts on
our website to protect local club's privacy. In 2013, 5988 requests and
hundreds of phone calls were processed through our Executive Office to assist
and give out contact information about finding a local club.
of America assists parents of multiples in organizing a local club through our
"How to Organize a Club" (HTO) which we send out by request.
Committee is available to assist with questions or help problem solve
throughout the organizing process and after a new club is formed. The
Membership Committee keeps in contact with prospective new clubs at initial
request of HTO, at 3 month and 6 month to offer assistance. Once a new club is
formed, the Membership Committee keeps in contact at first month and third
month. After that, any questions or need for assistance will be handled by
available to assist local clubs in running their club
Tips for Local Club Presidents; Club Tips for Treasurers; Club Tips for
Membership Chairman; Club Tips for National Reps; Club Tips for Secretary; Club
Tips for Newsletter Editors; and Club Tips for Program Chairman; Club Tips for
Tips in Handling School Issues; Club Tips for Keeping Experienced MOMs as
Members; Club Tips for Social Media Policies; Club Tips for Smaller Clubs; Club
Tips for Electronic Communications and Internet; Club Tips for Tough Issues
Groups Face; Club Tips for Bereavement Support; Club Tips for Group Exemption.
that Multiples of America's Club Tips are in the process of being updated
however the original Club Tips are posted in Members Only.
Exemption Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Status Under Multiples of America's Umbrella
As a member club, your club can receive 501(c)(3) status through Multiples of
America/NOMOTC as a subordinate chapter/club. Plus, your club gains the
advantage of avoiding individual application for exemption. This tax status and
the benefits it accords are not automatic, though. Documents must be filed
every year by every club requesting this status. Multiples of America/NOMOTC is
then required to submit information on behalf of each of its subordinate
chapters (clubs). Multiples of America/NOMOTC reports any changes in purpose,
character or method of operation, changes in name or address, and any
withdrawals and/or additions of subordinate chapters.
With Multiples of America/NOMOTC's
classification, its subordinates receive the following benefits:
IRS will recognize your club as a subordinate chapter of Multiples of America/NOMOTC
of a Group Exemption Number (GEN).
this ruling, subordinates may receive gifts and donations that are tax
deductible by donors.
A subordinate may apply for state tax
exemption, if applicable. Most states will not classify a local chapter for
sales tax exemption, unless federal exemption has already been granted.
If club mailings are 200 or more pieces, a
subordinate may apply for postal nonprofit rates, a substantial savings from
regular bulk postal rates.
Officers and committee chairmen can deduct
out-of-pocket expenses in personal
tax returns, including mileage in conducting business. Further information for
individuals is available in the IRS 1040 Packet, under instructions for
Schedule A (contributions).
of America/ NOMOTC
will complete the Form 990-N, e-Postcard, on behalf of clubs with gross
receipts less than $50K. Clubs with gross receipts exceeding $50K are required
to file Form 990 and will thus meet the reporting requirements related to
990 -N. (For the definition of gross receipts, contact the Executive Office
of America's Website
provides documents to help club officers/board members with tips for their
positions, information regarding acquiring and maintaining membership, bereavement
support and social media. There is also information on Multiple Birth Awareness
Month, Multiples of America's Publicity, or Online Store with a discount for
members, and a library that includes a vast bibliography and comprehensive
listing famous parents of multiples. Additionally, there is the section on Multiple
Information including sections for Expecting Multiples, Multiple Birth Facts,
Incidence of Multiple Births and Multiple Birth Links and Resources and much
to Members Only section of our website www.multiplesofamerica.org with
information and resources available to all members in one convenient location
Renewal guidelines/forms and dues payment via PayPal
forms to aid in joining or renewing membership
Exemption guidelines and forms
of America Department information and forms
Organization Directory including state convention information
newsletter "Multiple Messages" with Multiples of America events and updates on
what is happening in our departments
of Year Honorees guidelines and forms- to recognize your club's Member of the
of America Bylaws and Standing Rules posted to assist local clubs in developing
or revising their own Bylaws/Standing Rules
Reports - a synopsis of research surveys done by Multiples of America and
professional research studies done by outside researchers that involve or are
about multiples. Currently we have 111 Research Reports and this continues to
Multiples of America Notebook including E-Mag links to view at member's
Access to Multiples of America's Parliamentarian (who is a member of the
of Parliamentarians) is able to personally talk to members and help clubs who
have questions or have issues with members or with its officers.
Parliamentarian can work as a mediator and neutral party to help with
From casting calls to Multiple Birth Awareness Month, clubs benefit from the
resources provided to their members with press releases and events that
families can attend and getting the public involved in
- Marketing and Publicity for your Club
exposure for your local club as well as credibility, press releases and
marketing materials and the use of our brand
- Multiples of America's Executive Office (EO)
Professional administrative office. The EO is
the first impression that the public, researchers and media receives for our
organization and its local club members.
The EO provides information and assistance to
new members and current members.
EO provides consistency for all paperwork
including for Group Exemption, Dues Renewals, Electronic Mailings to Clubs and
club referrals for new members
The club benefits with participation and developing ideas for research they can
conduct amongst their members
Support Coordinators including Higher Order Multiples Coordinator, Special
Needs Coordinator, Single Parent Coordinator, Bereavement Coordinator, and
Affiliate Member Coordinator are available to all clubs and members. Majority
of smaller clubs do not have members with experience in all these areas and
need our vast membership and its experience to offer assist and resources. Even
large clubs who typically have these type support positions as part of their
officers, will see there is definitely added value when extra support is
needed. Think of a rare diagnosis or
adoption of multiples or having multiple multiples. Having 20,000 members
allows us to give information, support and resources that many local clubs cannot
of America EDGE/Endowment Special Fund Grants
Clubs can apply
for a special grant for projects that they would like funding assistance with.
Tip Sheet for applying for grants are located in Members Only section.
Ideas from Club-to-Club
Multiples of America Convention offers share shops and workshops for clubs to
attend (open to all members) including:
Networking Share Shop gives a forum to clubs for networking, problem solving
and sharing of ideas for fundraising, keeping members, club functions, dealing
with tough issues/members, etc.
Rep Share Shop that allows the club's National Rep and other club members to
network and share ideas
Networking Share Shop gives the opportunity for State Organizations and those
that are interested in developing a State Organization the chance to meet with
other state organizations from around the country to network, share ideas, and
of webinars on various topics in near future
local member clubs to receive support and information from
connecting of clubs through Multiples of America. When disaster or tragedy
strikes, Multiples of America is able to help clubs connect with the clubs in
those areas to offer support and assistance. When the tornado went through
Moore OK last year, so many clubs wanted to help and were able to easily
connect because of our national membership.
for Club Issues/Events
can be found in the quarterly Multiples of America's Notebook magazine through informative articles and in the column "Member Club Spotlight" which highlights
various club events from around the country
Multiples of America/NOMOTC Facebook pages including:
of America Twitter
We Can Accomplish So Much More Than One Club Can
small number of member clubs feel they have all they need to support their parents of multiples in their
community. However, for the majority of our member
clubs out there, this is not the case and frankly is not the case for 100% for
ANY club. As much as we want to help
those in our own club, the bigger picture is that together we can accomplish so
much more than one our own. Together we can work on programs, support,
resources and education to make us both even more successful.
our 53 years of experience, we can offer more support and information. So when we collaborate
with local member clubs, we can do so much more
for our parents of multiples, media, researchers and the public.
ideas of support, education and research can be extremely helpful to the both
large and small clubs around the nation.
Education, Research from Multiples of America's 20,000 members and 300 local
clubs and 53 years of experience, credibility, recognition and programs and
Support Coordinators including Higher Order Multiples Coordinator, Special
Needs Coordinator, Single Parent Coordinator, Bereavement Coordinator, and
Affiliate Member Coordinator are available to all clubs and members.
those that are unable to connect face-to-face or want more opportunities to
connect, the private and public groups available on Facebook (and soon on other
social media sites) have shown to be very beneficial to the individual member.
There, they can seek advice from thousands of parents that know what they are
going through versus the 20 or 100 they have in their local club.
on the National Level
to give back to other parents of multiples by becoming a National Worker
oneself by volunteering in National Worker positions when you have done all the
volunteering in your club and state organization that you can
Connections and Friendships. Getting involved and volunteering not only affords
a feeling of self-accomplishment, but it also provides the link between
families that are on the same plane in your journey of raising multiples as
well as those who have already had those experiences. You benefit from those who
have children in school as well as those who have great grandchildren. Each
season carries its own challenges, and without the wisdom the veteran parents
can impart, we are left fumbling along and desperately wishing for that advice.
new skills and learning new tasks are available
Quarterly Magazine, Multiples of America's Notebook,
is Mailed to Every Member
themes and articles in the Notebook cover a larger scale outlook for members.
Topics cover almost anything you can imagine from pregnancy, through infancy,
years in school, and moving on. Plus, other benefits for individuals are the
book reviews, advertising geared to parents of multiples, worldwide research
opportunities with outside researchers to participate in.
Notebook alone is worth
$10 a year membership dues. It is about the price of one Starbucks Latte or two
McDonald's Happy Meals. That is a small price for such a high caliber, award
winning magazine that is full of information, education and research besides
all the other benefits listed here for a year's worth of support, information,
education and research
Multiples of America website offers a wide range of information and resources
to members. There are books and pamphlets available for purchase at a discount
Messages keeps you connected to each department on a monthly basis.
calls are available on the website.
only participating in surveys, but finding out the results are interesting and
can help members discover facts and advice in raising multiples
are resources and connections for the single parents, special needs, higher
order multiples, and bereavement support
opportunities for members to get involved in TV shows/interviews, Movies etc.
a new location around the nation each year, convention is a great opportunity
for a networking trip, educational trip, a friend getaway or family vacation. Many
members do any of those listed each year.
a member allows you to give back to those who may not know that our type of
support exist (local clubs, state and National organizations)
offer help support all parents of multiples as a thank you for all the support
you received as your children were growing
with members from around the country who are in the same situation as you. You
will network with those who have the same age multiples or who have already
experienced what you may be seeking advice on.
along the bonds, relationships and friendships countrywide that you have made
with families of multiples.
assist the new parents of multiples by giving back to them.
All these benefits and more for just $10
a year. Being a member of Multiples of America is a wonderful deal and great
value to both clubs and individuals.
If you have any questions or would like
more information, please contact us
Membership Forms and Online Payment Option
Ready to renew your club or affiliate dues, or add additional members?
Instructions on how to submit
membership forms, member lists, and payment options including paying
online can be found by clicking on the following link:
Dues Renewal Guidelines
(A $20 late fee is added after 9/30. This appears as a Shipping charge on PayPal.)
To add-on members after initial renewal this term, use the payment box below
Membership Numbers by State