Membership Benefits

Business Development
  • GSBA Guide & Directory listing (circulation 15,000+)
  • Online GSBA Directory listing (over 500,000 hits per month)
  • Over 100 annual networking opportunities
  • iPhone App – with GPS business locator
  • ShopOUT.org Listing: Promoted to the public as a directory of businesses who support equality
  • Business development opportunities and workshops
  • Industry-exclusive advertising and sponsorship
  • Tourism promotion through Travel Gay Seattle
  • Active engagement through social media

Philanthropy – GSBA Scholarship Fund
  • Invest in the next generation of leaders
  • Over $1.4 Million in scholarships awarded to over 300 students
  • Sponsor nation's first LGBTA Scholarship Fund
  • Promote charitable giving and volunteerism
  Advocacy – GSBA represents your voice by:
  • Promoting equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Advancing civil rights and small business issues
  • Producing the annual LGBT candidate forum
  • Representing LGBT business interests with elected officials

Community
  • Support the #1 LGBT business directory and community resource
  • Connect to thousands of LGBT and Allied consumers
  • Visibility as a leader committed to diversity and equality
  • Partner in maintaining a visible LGBT & Allied business community
  • Celebrate Pride events with your GSBA community
Stretch your marketing dollars with GSBA!



DISPLAY ADVERTISING
GSBA offers affordable year round advertising opportunities in its publications exclusively to members.
  • GSBA Guide & Directory (circulation 20,000 throughout the Puget Sound annually). GSBA membership includes a free Guide listing.
  • Online Business Directory, Our website attracts more than 6,000 unique users a month, and the majority of our repeat users come to our site primarily to search our business directory.
  • Online Advertising, Limited number of industry exclusive online ads and no-cost online opportunities to promote a business special or discount.
  • Perspective, GSBA distributes its printed newsletter, Perspective, to 1,600 businesses, nonprofits and individuals throughout Western Washington and beyond. Advertising in the Perspective is available only to members.
  • ePerspective GSBA sends out an electronic newsletter weekly to promote business programs, community events and civic issues. Our ePerspective reaches several thousand readers per week.
  • Travel Gay Seattle Sponsorship and advertising opportunities for those in the travel and hospitality industries.
MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
  • Puget Sound Business Journal: GSBA members save 20% on a subscription
  • Washington Employers: GSBA members can take training courses at the WA Employers member rate. Courses span topics such as leadership, management, supervision, human resources, employment law awareness, safety, and computer skills.
SPONSORSHIP
GSBA offers maximum exposure and marketing opportunities for sponsors on several levels.
NETWORKING
Personal contacts are the most effective way to increase your business. GSBA can help build or expand your customer base through networking opportunities every month and throughout the year. Get connected!

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