Membership and Sponsorship

Membership

GSBA’s membership base comprises 1100+ business, professional, nonprofit and civic leaders. Seattle may be in our name, but GSBA members are located throughout Western Washington (as far north as Bellingham and as far south as Olympia). Some are also out-of-state members who provide goods/services regionally and nationally. GSBA members are predominantly sole proprietors and small businesses. GSBA also has many corporate and community nonprofit members.

Membership Benefits

  • Exposure to a loyal LGBT and allied market
  • Business development opportunities
  • Guide & Directory listing in print, online & mobile app
  • Year-round networking events
  • Civil rights and business advocacy
  • Expanded referral networks
  • Exclusive advertising opportunities
  • Strategic marketing support
  • Visibility in travel and tourism markets
  • Promotion through social media channels
  • Advertising and event discounts 
  • A social network committed to supporting equality for all
  • Member-to-member discounts
  • Access to LGBTBE Certification

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Sponsorship

This highly effective way to market your business and your brand is not just about logo placement. It’s a partnership. By aligning with GSBA, your business (whether large or small) makes the strong, clear statement that equality is good business.

Become a GSBA Sponsor today!


Annual Corporate Sponsorships

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Annual Corporate Sponsorships have three goals designed to benefit our sponsors :

  1. Top visibility throughout the year
  2. Positioning your company as supporting  equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  3. Employee engagement through programming and volunteerism

Annual Corporate Sponsors who partner with GSBA align their company with the only chamber in the region committed to equality and diversity in business. They are showcased throughout the year in print, on our website and on signage at monthly programs. Through exclusive marketing channels, GSBA Annual Corporate Sponsorships include highly visible advertising in the GSBA Guide & Directory (circulation: 15,000) and in our print magazine. In addition, employees of Annual Corporate Sponsors are welcome to attend monthly programs, annual events and volunteer on committees or engage with the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

Annual Event Sponsorships

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GSBA produces three annual gala events:

  1. The Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  2. The Scholarship Awards Dinner
  3. The TASTE of GSBA. 

Each gala offers opportunities to sponsor the event or be listed as the event’s Title Sponsor or Presenting Partner. All event sponsors enjoy:
  • Exposure on all event print and digital materials
  • Visibility during the evening of the gala
  • Guest tickets to attend the event 
Other GSBA Event Sponsorship Opportunities include:
  • Pride
  • GSBA Scholarship Fund's Ruby Slipper Club Reception

Monthly Programs Sponsorships

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Whether it's networking or business development, GSBA offers ongoing opportunities to connect you with like-minded business leaders, get cutting-edge business information or sharpen business skills. Many GSBA programs are designed with a specific constituency in mind, such as top women professionals, young entrepreneurs or those from a specific business sector. As a program sponsor, you could select to sponsor a program that will reach your ideal customer or client base. Sponsor one event or support the whole series.

  • Affinity Groups
  • Business Luncheons & Breakfasts
  • Candidate Reception
  • Candidate Forum
  • OUTLeads Referral Groups
  • After-Hours Mixers:
  • Prime Times
  • Women on Top
  • Young Professionals with Pride


Sponsors

Diamond

  • Wells Fargo

Emerald

  • Alaska Airlines
  • 1st Security Bank

Ruby

  • Carter Subaru
  • PWC

Platinum Sponsors

  • US Bank

GSBA's Mission


To combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and those who support equality for all.