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40 member benefits and still counting

  1. 1. 40MemberBenefits<br /> and Still Counting<br />Revised from the document originally written by NAWBO SEVA Past President, Laura Cardone from Profits With Purpose, Inc. <br />Visit www.ProfitsWithPurpose.com for more info<br />
  2. 2. Thanks to our sponsors NAWBO SEVA is able to provide support to women in business- thank you!<br />
  3. 3. 40 MemberBenefits and Still Counting <br /> We benefit most from affiliations and activities that are aligned with our personal values, and everyone grows when we participate in a spirit of mutual support. <br />
  4. 4. 40 MemberBenefits and Still Counting <br /> So as you read this list of member benefits, consider how they map to your personal goals and values. Ask - what canI contribute to help myself and other NAWBO members succeed personally and professionally? If we share our natural talents and resources, everyone benefits. <br />
  5. 5. 40 MemberBenefits and Still Counting <br /> If we share our natural talents and resources, everyone benefits. As we lift each other up, we create the positive energy that propels each of us toward the business and lifestyle we envision. <br /> To our ever-expanding potential!<br /> NAWBO SEVA Past President <br />
  6. 6. NAWBO Vision <br /> The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.<br />
  7. 7. Our Mission<br />NAWBO is an organization which works to: <br />STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development<br />CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture<br />BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations<br />TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion<br />
  8. 8. Benefits of Membership<br /> <br />1.Gain access to local, regional, and national educational and networking opportunities.<br />
  9. 9. Benefits of Membership<br />2.The National Association of Women’s Business Owners® (NAWBO®) has teamed up with PR Newswire to offer members a FREE 12-month membership. Just submit your information through the Resource Center at www.nawbo.org and someone from PR Newswire will contact you to get you started. This is a $125 value!! <br />
  10. 10. Benefits of Membership<br />3.Corporate and Affinity Partner discounts (see the Partners and Resources sections of the national web site for more details!) <br />
  11. 11. Benefits of Membership<br />4.Make connections and friendships that last a lifetime. <br /> <br />5.An online membership directory (local and national) for networking and partnerships.<br />
  12. 12. Benefits of Membership<br />6.Inside NAWBO, a member’s only monthly bulletin. The NAWBO Smart Brief is also a great resource. Sign up at www.nawbo.org Also subscribe to the local ezine at www.nawboseva.org to stay on top of local events. <br />
  13. 13. Benefits of Membership<br /> <br />7.Get online exposure and increase your online search engine ranking with inbound links to your website from the national and local chapter sites<br />
  14. 14. Benefits of Membership<br />8.Leadership & business development training – conferences, teleseminars, local monthly meetings, corporate partner events etc. Read the ezines – they are loaded with information and opportunities to help you network and gain visibility. <br /> <br />9.Opportunities to participate in media interviews and prepare congressional testimony with your involvement on committees or the local or national board.<br />
  15. 15. Benefits of Membership<br />10.National advertisement and promotion through RFP’s and speaking opportunities. <br /> <br />11.Recognition of achievements through national and local awards and publicity. See the National Member Spotlight, local leadership awards (unsung hero, rookie of the year etc.) and the local e-zine.<br />
  16. 16. Benefits of Membership<br />12.Special member registration rates to NAWBO-sponsored events such as the local dinner meetings and regional and national NAWBO conferences.<br />Register for local events online at www.nawboseva.org<br />Register for national events at www.nawbo.org under the events section<br />
  17. 17. Benefits of Membership<br />13.Participate in NAWBOSEVA special events to help you get matched up with businesses and government agencies that want your products or services. <br />
  18. 18. Benefits of Membership<br />14.Promote your training and speaking services through local and national events. Contact your local and national programs chairs for info.<br />15.Attend free networking events with other women business owners that are members and considering membership.<br />
  19. 19. Benefits of Membership<br /> 16.Let your voice be heard through public policy advocacy/presence in Washington DC. <br />
  20. 20. Benefits of Membership<br /> <br />17.Get access to an international business network through the NAWBO affiliation with The International Alliance for Women (TIAW). See www.tiaw.org for more information or email info@TIAW.org . <br />
  21. 21. Benefits of Membership<br />18.Create connections with women business owners to exchange ideas and opportunities that save you money, time and unnecessary missteps. <br /> <br />19.Gain access to certification and procurement opportunities. As a Virginia women business owner, are you registered with SWAM (Small Women and Minority Business Certification)? See http://www.dmbe.state.va.us/ for more information. <br />
  22. 22. Benefits of Membership<br />20.Broaden your perspective by networking with women representing every industry on a local and national level. <br />
  23. 23. Benefits of Membership<br />21.Attend conferences and seminars to learn about the trends, regulations and new technologies that impact your business. <br />
  24. 24. Benefits of Membership<br />22. Member recognition at meetings: Each meeting a member is chosen at random to be featured as a spotlight. They will be given 5 minutes at the very next meeting to share their business and will be featured as the NAWBO member spotlight on the website and in the newsletter during the following month- that makes two months of advertising for the price of one dinner meeting!<br />
  25. 25. Benefits of Membership<br /> 23. Participate in local mastermind groups. Learn from other successful women in business, confidentially bounce ideas off each other, gain insight from other women who have “been there”. Contact president@nawboseva.org for more information. <br />
  26. 26. Benefits of Membership<br />24.Watch for more information about NAWBO Communities at the national website. These groups are designed to help you within your niche or area of interest. <br />25.Benefit on the bottom-line from the NAWBO advocacy for women owned business interests. <br />
  27. 27. Benefits of Membership<br /> <br />26.Part of your dues helps supports research conducted by the Center for Women’s Business Research as well as advocacy for small business owners that helps you and your business. <br />
  28. 28. Benefits of Membership<br />  <br />27.Network nationwide and locally using NAWBO's online membership directory of over 8,000 members. <br />
  29. 29. Benefits of Membership<br />28.Gain visibility – submit your business information to the member national spotlight (see the national site) or join a committee or the local board, submit your speaking credentials/ topics to the program committee, partner with a corporate sponsor to sponsor an event… the possibilities are limitless!<br />
  30. 30. Benefits of Membership<br />29.Schedule one-on-one meetings with other members to figure out how you can help each another. <br />30.Publicize your business success stories as you network with other members.<br /> <br />31.Advertise and promote your business using local media discounts and speaking opportunities.<br />
  31. 31. Benefits of Membership<br />32.Check out Dare to Declare and http://countmein.org/ and http://www.makemineamillion.org if you want to apply for help taking your business to the 1 Million dollar mark and beyond. <br /> <br />33.Offer incentives or bonuses for NAWBO members to help them learn more about your business and increase your market share. <br />
  32. 32. Benefits of Membership<br />34.Bring your marketing materials to display and distribute at the next monthly meeting. Showcase your business and expertise to NAWBO SEVA members and guests. <br /> <br />35.Showcase your business happenings and events in the NAWBO SEVA monthly newsletter. Please send submissions to registration@nawboseva.org prior to the last week of the month before the event. <br />
  33. 33. Benefits of Membership<br />35.Get access to the following member-only benefits at national (nawbo.org) under the resources section<br />Access to Capital<br />Disaster Preparedness<br />Find a Financial Planner<br />Going Global<br />Government Contracting<br />PR Newswire for NAWBO<br />Wells Fargo Online Library <br />Business Publications<br />Business Certification<br />
  34. 34. Benefits of Membership<br />36.Gain exposure for your business by hosting a networking event. To volunteer, contact membership@nawboseva.org<br />37. Personal and business growth and development: Come together with mentors and peers, learn from each other, grow your business!<br />
  35. 35. Benefits of Membership<br />38.Gain additional exposure for your business by writing a testimonial about your NAWBO SEVA experience. We will post your business name, website, and your photo or logo along with the testimonial. Submit to membership@nawboseva.org<br />
  36. 36. Benefits of Membership<br />39.Get exposure for yourself, your business, and for NAWBO all while supporting a great cause! Participate in NAWBO SEVA’s out reach programs like our monthly raffles with all proceeds to benefit a selected charity. Stand up and give a 2-minute spotlight about your business when your donation is raffled.<br />
  37. 37. Benefits of Membership<br />40.Give back to give: Participate in one of our volunteer opportunities throughout the year while representing NAWBO. Not only will you be giving your time to a worthy cause, you will build relationships while serving in our community.<br />
  38. 38. Thank you and we’ll see you at the next meeting!!<br />