Member Incentive Programs
If you are a current NPPA Buyer-Member (Full or Associate type), and send us an article you’ve written with approximately 300-550 words that we publish in Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook, the official publication of NPPA, you will receive $50. For an article that’s published with 600 words or more, you will receive $75.
Know that we will edit for spelling/grammar as necessary, so not to be concerned in that regard; it’s really the content that we’re looking for!
Remember, very few Pharmacy Buyers have purchasing colleagues at their facilities, so they learn from their own trials and errors. When you read how others in your field have taken on and accomplished projects, it makes all readers of our publication think about how they might be able to accomplish similar or spin-off projects, based upon the ideas and concepts you identify. Every Buyer-submitted article is a new perspective on the Pharmacy Buyer experience that may seem mundane to the writer, but fascinating to a Buyer in another part of the country.
Suggestions: write about a project you instituted which helped your department or facility; write about something you learned at one of our Conferences or elsewhere that helps your daily routine or department run more efficiently; write about your another experience from attending a past Conference (such as in terms of networking with other Buyers). You can also think of this as a possible way to help achieve a promotion; to submit and have published, one or several articles in a national publication. Even if you don’t get promoted, you earn the prestige of being a writer in a nationally recognized publication for your profession.
Although all Buyers are familiar with the same job challenges and responsibilities, there is always something to gain or learn from another colleague that can help you look at things differently or learn from. Every Buyer-submitted article is a new perspective on the Pharmacy Buyer experience that may seem mundane to the writer, but fascinating to a Buyer in another part of the country.
So, we hope you are able to find the time to send in your experiences or thoughts. It doesn’t have to be a long dissertation. We hope to see your comments published in a future edition of PPO!
Send your article in a Word document by email attachment to us at: Board@PharmacyPurchasing.com
Believe it or not, there are still many pharmacy buyers across the country who are unaware of NPPA. We greatly depend on word of mouth to help us spread the word to other pharmacy buyers you know of, work with, or have as customers.
Simply tell them about our publication, our Annual Conference, and ask them to visit our website (www.PharmacyPurchasing.com) for more information and to access membership order forms (or call our office between 8am to 4pm Pacific Time for questions or to order a new membership by phone).
When a new Buyer signs up to become an NPPA member, ask them to give your name as the referring member, in order to receive a 20% discount off your next membership renewal!