Advancing equality, equality, diversity, and inclusion through business strengthens community.
Business: Sharpen your business skills at one of our free Business Empowerment workshops or attend a Rapid Response Webinar
Community: Connect with other business and community leaders through GSBA networking events
Advocacy: Leverage you small business voice through GSBA. Stay up to date on issues through GSBA’s monthly Civic Engagement workshops
Philanthropy: Invest your time, talent, or treasure, in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.
During this economic crisis, do not let money be a barrier to your GSBA membership and connection to our communities. GSBA is here for you and will find a solution that works best to meet your membership needs.
Please contact our Membership Team (email@example.com) to discuss payment options for your 2020 and 2021 membership.
Small Business Plus | $895
Includes all Small Business Membership benefits – 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 Digital Guide & Directory
Hospitality & Tourism Membership | $595 or $850*
Includes all the benefits of a Small Business Membership - AND
*($595 0-50 employees | $850 51+ employees)
- Listing on TravelOutSeattle.com
- Inclusion in mobile app
Community Membership | $150
An opportunity for individuals to show support for LGBTQ and allied businesses and to promote equality in business
- (1) personal listing in the GSBA Online Directory
- Breakfast & Benefits and introduction to GSBA
- Connection to the LGBTQ non-profit community
- Member-rate to all events
- Community Membership is not eligible for GSBA advertising platforms.
Elected Officials & Government Services Membership | $150
Membership Access Commitment
We welcome all LGBTQ and allied businesses who share our commitment to advancing equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion in business. If you wish to join GSBA but are from an underserved LGBTQ community (people of color, trans, gender diverse, veteran, disabled business owner, or from another underserved community), don’t let the size of your budget determine whether or not you can be a GSBA member.
Please contact our Membership Team firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss payment options for your membership.
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 2020 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 2020, the percentage of non-deductible dues pertaining to your tax return is 4.8%.
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.