Member Levels & Benefits

The Independence Business Alliance provides tremendous value to member businesses through business development opportunities, marketing exposure to businesses and consumers, representation in the regional and national LGBT and business communities, resources for business growth and operation, and advocacy for civil rights and business-friendly public policy.

The IBA encourages enterprises of all sizes and industries – LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly — throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond to join our vibrant network of businesses and corporations.

Business Membership – $200 Join Now

This membership, our most popular membership level, is for small businesses, sole proprietors, independent agents and corporate professionals that wish to benefit from business referrals, marketing opportunities, member discounts and many more IBA benefits, including voting rights.

Business Membership benefits include:

  • One (1) free admission or member pricing to ALL IBA events, including IBA ConnX
  • Listing in the IBA’s Online Directory
  • Business referrals from other IBA Members
  • Monthly e-newsletters, with opportunities to promote your organization’s special events and initiatives as well as be included in our Member Spotlight to highlight you, your business or organization
  • Sponsorship opportunities at events
  • Promotion/announcements opportunities on IBA social media sites
  • Participation in Member-to-Member Discount Program
  • Access to post to Online Job Bank
  • Access to post to Online RFP Listings
  • Voting rights
  • Access to Affiliate Member Benefits from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Including a subscription to the NGLCC e-newsletter, discounted tickets to NGLCC events and programs, and membership purchasing discounts
  • Waived application fee ($500 value) and access to NGLCC LGBTBE Supplier Diversity Certification for contracting opportunities with America’s top corporations
  • Access to Affiliate Member benefits from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), including the their health benefits program

Executive Membership – $500 Join Now

This membership is for businesses that wish to capitalize on additional business development and marketing opportunities.

Executive Membership includes all of the benefits of BUSINESS membership, plus:

  • Free admission or member pricing for three (3) people to IBA events, including IBA ConnX
  • Access to one (1) set of IBA member address labels per year for business mailing (mailing must be approved by the IBA)
  • Opportunities to display marketing materials at IBA events, when possible
  • Invitation to annual President’s Breakfast

President Membership – $1,000 Join Now

This membership is for corporations and businesses that wish to maximize business development and marketing opportunities.

President membership includes all of the benefits of Executive memberships, plus:

  • Free admission or member pricing for five (5) people to IBA events, including IBA ConnX
  • Access to two (2) sets of IBA member address labels per year for business mailing (mailings must be approved by the IBA)
  • Opportunities to meet 1-on-1 with members of the Events & Membership Committees to discuss further business development, special event sponsorship and marketing opportunities for your business or organization

Chairman Membership – $2,500 Join Now

This membership is for individuals, businesses and corporations that wish to support the IBA in a unique way and be recognized as a partner in the LGBT business community.

Chairman membership includes all the benefits of President memberships, plus:

  • Sponsorship of one program/event per year
  • Opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with the President of the IBA to discuss further business development, special event sponsorship and marketing opportunities as well as a tailored plan for your business or organization within the IBA

Nonprofit Membership – $100 Join Now

Nonprofit Members must provide evidence of nonprofit status.

Nonprofit members are entitled to all the benefits of Business membership, plus:

  • Free admission or member pricing to ALL employees and volunteers of the non-profit to IBA events, including IBA ConnX
  • Volunteers and employees must provide proof of active status in the organization
  • Opportunities to partner with the IBA in Community Outreach efforts

Social Membership – $100 Join Now

This membership is for LGBT professionals who are NOT engaging in business development, but interested in social networking opportunities. A Social Member is not eligible for a listing in the business directory or most of the other benefits of the Business Membership.

Social members are entitled to:

  • One (1) free admission or member pricing to ALL IBA events, including IBA ConnX
  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Voting rights

Student Membership – $50 Join Now

Student Members must provide evidence of full-time (8 or more credits per semester) enrollment in an educational institution. A Student Member is not eligible for a listing in the business directory or most of the other benefits of the Business Membership.

Student members are entitled to:

  • One (1) free admission or member pricing to ALL IBA events, including IBA ConnX
  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Voting rights
  • Opportunities to meet potential employers and internship opportunities with IBA Members
  • Access to IBA resources for mentorship, employment opportunities, or professional development