As a valued member, you have our commitment to offer you opportunities to be successful in business, represent your voice before our elected officials, advocate for your equality, and ensure that our LGBTQ and allied future leaders are able to pursue their education.

For 36 years, GSBA has been the only voice for equality in business in our region. In the months to come, that voice will be loud and clear on your behalf, no matter what new hurdles we confront.

Membership dues and renewals are based on the calendar year from Jan 01 through Dec 31. Members who join between May 01 and August 14 will have their membership dues prorated through the end of the year. Members who join Aug 15 or later will pay a prorated amount for the remainder of the year plus the dues for the next calendar year.


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Small Business Member | $450

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  • One Business Listing in each of the following:
    • GSBA Print Guide & Directory
    • Online Directory
    • ShopOUT.org
    • iPhone app
  • Discounted registration at over 50 networking events and programs per year
  • 30% on a 1-year print & digital subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Receive the member rate on any trainings or classes through Archbright
  • First year in business owners receive a 50% membership discount

 

Small Business Plus | $895

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  • Includes all benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Registration for one in OUTLeads
  • Registration for one at all business networking programs
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listing
  • Two lines of descriptive text in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)

 

Hospitality & Tourism Membership | $550 (1-50 employees)

Hospitality & Tourism Membership | $750 (51+ employees)

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In 2011 GSBA launched the Travel Gay Seattle tourism initiative. This online resource located at Travel Gay Seattle promotes Seattle, our region and your business as a top LGBT travel destination. The Seattle LGBT Visitors Center opened in July of 2013. It is only the second center of its kind in the country.

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership
  • Listing on TravelGaySeattle.com
  • Inclusion in mobile app
  • Promotional materials placement in Seattle LGBT Visitors Center

 

Nonprofit Membership | $345

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  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Access to promote your events in our Events Calendar
  • Member-only discounts are extended to your board members and staff
  • Discounted rates on mailing list

 

Community Membership | $150

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  • A great way for individuals to show support for LGBT and allied businesses and to promote equality
  • Discounted rates to all events
  • Receive up-to-date information on all GSBA issues and events

Community Members may not advertise a business through any GSBA advertising platforms. This membership level replaces the Individual, Retiree, and Young Professional memberships.

 

Elected Officials & Government Services Membership | $150

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  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership

 

Corporate Memberships $1800 - $5000

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Corporate Membership | $1800
  • (2)) Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Print Guide & Directory
    • Online Directory
    • iPhone app
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • Registration for (2) at all business networking programs
  • Discounted registration at over 50 networking events and programs per year
  • 30% discount on a 1-year subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal (print & digital)
  • Receive the member rate on any training or classes through Archbright

Corporate Plus Membership | $2,950
  • Three Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Print Guide & Directory
    • Online Directory
    • iPhone app
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • (3) seats at the GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Registration for (3) at all business networking programs
  • An advertising package valued up to $1,000 (excluding guide ad)
Corporate Executive Membership | $5000
  • Four Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Print Guide & Directory
    • Online Directory
    • iPhone app
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • (6) seats at the GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Registration for (6) at all business networking programs
  • An advertising package valued up to $1,600

 

Listing Enhancements

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Add additional listing enhancements to your online and/or print listings to get even more out of your visibility in the Guide & Directory.

  • Descriptive Text (65 characters) $50
  • Additional Category $100
  • Facebook $35
  • LinkedIn $35
  • Twitter $35
  • Blog $35
  • YouTube $35
  • Instagram $35

 

ALL MEMBERS RECEIVE:

  • Exclusive access to advertising and sponsorship
  • Advocating for your business on the city, state and federal levels
  • Supporting our future leaders and workers by supporting our Scholarship Fund
  • Discounted registration to over 50 networking events and programs per year
  • 30% on a 1-year print & digital subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Receive the member rate on any trainings or classes through Archbright

 




GSBA is engaging in lobbying activities in 2017, and, as such, we are reporting to all GSBA members the percentage of those lobbying activities (expenses) as they relate to total membership dues. Your dues payment as a business expense for the year 2017 will be limited by the percentage of dues that went towards supporting lobbying activities, and only the remaining portion of your dues can be claimed as an expense on your federal tax return.


For 2017, the percentage of non-deductible dues pertaining to your tax return is 4%.

Lobbying funds are primarily related to educating elected state officials and their staff on the issues on our legislative agenda. If you have any questions about the implications of this information, we recommend you discuss with your accountant(s). If you need further information from GSBA regarding this topic, please contact Ilona Lohrey, Membership, Outreach and Engagement Manager.


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"About 10% of my business comes from GSBA referrals. I appreciate that this group of people is already sold on supporting my business since we are part of a gay-friendly network. This kind of positive networking has taken Weezee’s Plumbing from a small business to the 'next level' in marketing."

-Louise Hansen, Owner, Weezee’s Plumbing