To be a Professional Member of NSA VA you first must to qualify to be a Professional Member of NSA national. Our chapter affiliation agreement says so! You can qualify for NSA national Professional Membership one of three ways:
Option 1: Paid Presentations
You have received compensation for 20 or more presentations to live audiences of 15 or more within the 12 months prior to application.*
Option 2: Annual Income
You have earned $25,000 or more giving presentations to live audiences of 15 or more within the 12 months prior to application (regardless of the number of engagements).*
Option 3: Salaried Position
You have given 20 or more presentations to live audiences of 15 or more as part of a salaried position within the 12 months prior to application.**
*Supporting documentation can include any of the following: contracts, paid invoices, check copies, speaker agreements, tax returns, a letter or documents showing revenue has been generated as a result of your speaking engagements
Once your Professional Membership is approved by NSA national, you are qualified to join NSA VA as a Professional Member.
Professional Membership benefits include:
- Significantly discounted registration to all workshops and virtual skill building sessions
- Priority registration to optional post-workshop sessions
- Facilitated community and connection time at every workshop
- Access to the NSA VA Members-Only Facebook group
- Social events hosted by NSA VA
- Exclusive invitation to the small group Celebrity Speaker Dinner the evening before workshops
- Being part of a NSA committee and possible Board leadership
- Use of the NSA Virginia logo in your marketing
- Photo and bio listed on the NSA Virginia website under “Hire a Speaker”
- Member of the Year eligibility
Professional Membership fees for NSA Virginia are $185 for the first year (includes one time $50 admin fee), then $135 annually.
Next Steps to Join as a Professional Member
1. Please read carefully our ethical code and your rights and privileges as a Professional Member. By submitting payment, you indicate you agree with that…
“As a Professional Member of NSA Virginia I shall abide by the NSA Virginia regulations, policies, procedures, bylaws and shall comply with the code of ethics as they are now or may be in the future. In consideration of NSA VA’s review of my application, I hold the NSA VA officers, directors, employees and/or others acting for or on behalf of NSA VA harmless and release them from any and all liability arising out of the acceptance or rejection of this application and the suspension or termination of this relationship for any reason.”
2. Submit your first year fee of $185 using the button below.
3. NSA VA will then email your personal nsavirginia.org login and add you to our “Professional Members + Candidate Partners” email list.
We look forward to inspiring and helping you along your way to building and expanding your speaking driven business!