Become a Member
It’s a GREAT time to join NAWBO! The Power NAWBO® Annual Membership Drive is taking place March 1st through April 30th. During this limited time, all new members who join NAWBO® will receive a $25 discount off national membership dues in all membership categories. Additionally, those joining Sacramento chapter before the end of April receive $25 discount off chapter dues. Don’t miss out on this special offer!
If you are within a 45 mile radius of Sacramento, we are your chapter! When you join NAWBO-Sacramento Valley, you will be connected to other strong business women with regular opportunities to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your peers. The opportunities to grow and learn are endless. NAWBO-Sacramento is part of the statewide organization, NAWBO-California, and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), located in Washington D.C.
In addition to local events, Sacramento members can attend numerous State and National meetings and conventions to take advantage of the wide network of NAWBO. Meet the more than 7,000 members nationally and develop a network of peers who have “been there.” Read more benefits.
How to Join NAWBO
You will be contacted by the Membership Committee when your application is approved for adding to our Chapter roster.
After your membership is processed at National, you will receive a membership login ID and password to enable you to access the member-only areas of the national website at www.nawbo.org. After your processed membership is received by the chapter, you will receive a login ID and password to enable you to access the member-only areas of the chapter website at www.nawbo-sac.com.
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If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of NAWBO, contact our NAWBO membership committee.
Membership Criteria and Details
NAWBO® Membership is open to individual business owners who own an equity interest and actively participate as a sole proprietor; an active partner of a partnership or active member of a limited liability company; and independent contractor; or individual owners of 5 percent or more of the stock of a corporation and who are involved in policy-making and day-to-day management of the corporation.
- Members must join both the national organization and a local chapter. NAWBO has chapters in most metropolitan areas.
- A NAWBO membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the organization (non-transferable).
- A new member’s join date is the first day of the month NAWBO® National receives payment.
- Membership is for one calendar year and comes due for renewal on the last day of the month prior to the month in which you first joined
To assist in understanding which membership type and fee applies to you, please review the information below. Most individuals will fall into the Emerging or Established Business Owner types. We welcome guests to participate in up to (2) monthly events to evaluate NAWBO’s benefits.
Established Business Owner (Voting Member)
Limited Time Special $250! $275 Annual renewal, includes National & Chapter dues. Shall be a business owner who has been in business for more than two (2) years and who owns an equity interest and actively participates in a business as a sole proprietor, an active partner of a partnership or active member of a limited liability company, an independent contractor, or a 5% or greater shareholder in a corporation.
Benefits include all NAWBO publications and training information, inclusion in the membership directory, reduced registration rate at national conferences, networking opportunities, and access to all discounts and member programs.
Emerging Business Owner (Non-Voting Member)
Limited Time Special $175! $200 Annual renewal, includes National & Chapter dues. Shall be a first time business owner with a new business less than two (2) years old, or who has not yet started her business and has opted to pay a discounted dues rate.
Sustaining Member (Voting Member)
Limited Time Special $350! This includes National dues. Shall be a business owner and is a chapter member who wishes to support the organization in a larger monetary way than the Established Business Owner category.
Supporting Member (Non-Voting Member)
Limited Time Special $349! $374 Annual renewal, includes National dues. This is a non-business owner category– an individual who subscribes to the objectives of NAWBO and wishes to lend support to NAWBO through membership. Members in this classification shall not constitute more than 10% of the voting membership.
We also welcome associate members. These are representatives of not-for-profit organizations and trade associations; persons in leadership positions in business, government or education; and individuals contemplating business ownership or partnership (limited to one year).