Benefits of Joining
- Being listed on BAPOC website
- Access to internal groups
- Collective knowledge and expertise
- Digital business card
- DEI Services
- Access to training and best practices
- Access to alternative financing
- Public speaking
- Access to collaborative organizations like SBA, SBDC, PTAC, BEA, SCORE, etc.
- Advocacy with state and federal governments
- Networking and collaborating
- Financing and funding
- Financial literacy
- Charity work
- Member to member discounts
BAPOC-NH dues are annual. See full and associate membership along with sponsorship levels below.
*Full Membership Eligibility
Any reputable firm, association, corporation, partnership, or individual doing business in the State of New Hampshire and owned by a person or persons of color shall be eligible for full membership in BAPOC-NH. Persons of color is defined as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Asian American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races. Additionally, such a person must be a United States citizen or permanent resident as well as a resident of New Hampshire and own at least 51% of her/his business. A person of color who leads a New Hampshire nonprofit may also qualify for full-membership. Business or non-profit must be solvent and operational at the time owner/leader becomes a member.
**Associate Membership Eligibility
To be an Associate Member you simply can be interested in supporting the work of BAPOC-NH. You can be a business owner that does not want to be a full-member, represent a financial institution, sponsor, non-profit, state or government leader, trade association, etc. Associate members are not allowed to serve as Directors on the Board, nor are they allowed to vote as full-members can, but they may serve on some Board committees such as Governance, Marketing, and Membership and Fundraising committees. They are also entitled to receive communication from the Board and attend Board meetings to stay informed.