Membership - Benefits & Levels

 

Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America. We represent over 1,300 small business, corporate and nonprofit members who share GSBA’s values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.

GSBA is widely respected throughout the region for its effectiveness in business development, representing the business voice, connecting community through business, advocating for civil rights and business, promoting LGBT tourism through Travel Gay Seattle, and investing in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

Small Business & Nonprofit Membership

 

Small Business Member | $495

  • Business Listing in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • Member rate to over 200 networking events and programs per year
  • LGBTBE Certification fee waived ($400 fee and $200 re-certification fee)
  • Complimentary access to annual GSBA Matchmaker events
  • New member orientation, Breakfast & Benefits
  • Announcement of your company joining GSBA in our eNewsletter
  • Complimentary registration to over 20 business workshops
  • Connection to the LGBT non-profit community
  • GSBA lobbyist is your business voice in Olympia
  • Access to our GSBA Young Professionals with Pride network
  • Access to GSBA professional women’s networks
  • Monthly member feature on our GSBA blog and eNewsletter
  • Opportunity to host GSBA networking events
  • Opportunity to purchase GSBA member mailing list
  • Subscription to print magazine, The Perspective, and eNewsletter
  • 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

Small Business Plus | $895

  • Includes all benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Registration for (1) in OUTLeads
  • Registration for (1) at all business networking programs
  • All Social Media enhancements in your Business Listing
  • (2) lines of descriptive text, not to exceed 130 characters, in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)

Hospitality & Tourism Membership | $595 or $850*

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • Listing on TravelGaySeattle.com
  • Inclusion in mobile app
  • Inclusion in the Out & About Guide 
  • Promotional materials placement in Seattle LGBT Visitors Center
*($595 0-50 employees | $850 51+ employees)


Nonprofit Membership | $345 (1-50 employees)

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
  • All social media enhancements in your organization listing 
  • Access to promote your events on the Events Calendar (web)
  • Member-only discounts are extended to your board members and staff
  • Discounted rates on mailing list


Community Membership | $150

  • An opportunity for individuals to show support for LGBT and allied businesses and to promote equality in business
  • (1) personal listing in the GSBA Online Directory
  • New member orientation, Breakfast & Benefits
  • Connection to the LGBT non-profit community
  • Member-rate to all events
  • Subscription to print magazine, The Perspective, and eNewsletter
  • 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

  • Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership


Corporate Executive Membership | $5,000

  • (4) Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • All social media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • Table for (10) at the GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Full-page ad in Business & Humanitarian Awards program
  • Table for (10) at the GSBA Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon
  • Website banner ad for (3) months
  • Registration for (4) at all business networking programs
  • Access to direct consultation with Chamber CEO and Executive Staff
  • Discounted registration at over 200 events and programs per year
  • Complimentary access to annual GSBA Matchmaker event
  • New member orientation, Breakfast & Benefits
  • Announcement of your company joining GSBA in our eNewsletter
  • Complimentary registration to over 20 business workshops
  • Connection to the LGBT non-profit community
  • Access to our GSBA Young Professionals with Pride network
  • Access to GSBA professional women’s networks
  • Access to GSBA job center (career postings)
  • Monthly member feature on our GSBA blog and eNewsletter
  • Opportunity to host GSBA networking events
  • Opportunity to purchase GSBA member mailing list
  • Support your corporate diversity and inclusion goals
  • Add value to HRC Equality Index Rating
  • Increase employee engagement
  • GSBA lobbyist is your business voice in Olympia
  • Subscription to print magazine, The Perspective and eNewsletter
  • 30% discount on a 1-year subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal (print & digital)
  • Member rate on any training or classes through Archbright

Corporate Membership | $2,300

  • (2) Business Listings in each of the following:
    • GSBA Guide & Directory (print and online)
    • iPhone app
  • All social media enhancements in your Business Listings
  • (2) lines of descriptive text in GSBA Guide & Directory (print & online)
  • (4) tickets to the GSBA Annual Meeting
  • (4) tickets to the GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Website banner ad for (3) months
  • Registration for (2) at all business networking programs
  • Discounted registration at over 200 events and programs per year
  • Complimentary access to GSBA Matchmaker events
  • New member orientation, Breakfast & Benefits
  • Announcement of your company joining GSBA in our eNewsletter
  • Complimentary registration to over 20 business workshops
  • Connection to the LGBT non-profit community
  • Access to our GSBA Young Professionals with Pride network
  • Access to GSBA professional women’s networks
  • Access to GSBA job center (career postings)
  • Monthly member feature on our GSBA blog and eNewsletter
  • Opportunity to host GSBA networking events
  • Opportunity to purchase GSBA member mailing list
  • Support your corporate diversity and inclusion goals
  • Add value to HRC Equality Index Rating
  • Increase employee engagement
  • GSBA lobbyist is your business voice in Olympia
  • Subscription to print magazine, The Perspective, and eNewsletter
  • 30% discount on a 1-year subscription to the Puget Sound Business Journal (print & digital)
  • Member rate on any training or classes through Archbright


GSBA began 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 us via email or by phone 206.363.9188.



Renew your membership today

and receive this special offer!

Two free tickets to a networking event of your choice
Two complimentary social media links with your business listing

This offer is only valid until November 23, 2017.

Contact us to claim your benefits.

 

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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.

2018 Membership levels, benefits, and rates as of Aug 23, 2017.


"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


Listing Enhancements

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 char.) $50
  • Additional Category $100
  • Facebook $35
  • LinkedIn $35
  • Twitter $35
  • Blog $35
  • YouTube $35
  • Instagram $35