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Business Partner Membership

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Business Partner membership is open to all corporations who provide products and services to the facilities management marketplace or who have an interest in reaching facilities managers in the education environment.

Why APPA?

At APPA, we believe that the quality of academic programming is directly related to the quality of the educational facility. APPA enables educational institutions to share, elevate, and transform the learning environment. APPA provides training and professional development, performance measurement, and evaluation tools, standards, best practices, research, credentialing, and thought leadership to more than 10,000 educational facilities professionals from more than 1,300 learning institutions.

The APPA and regional membership year is April 1 to March 31.

APPA Business Partner membership fee structure:

Silver Level (1 representative; no associates) is $1,575.

Gold Level (1 representative; 5 associates) plus one region (free) is $3,200.

Platinum Level (1 representative; unlimited associates) and all 6 regions at no additional charge is $6,500*.

Additional Associate members are $400 per person.

*associates may not include contracted employees at educational facilities (ex. Colleges, universities, K-12)

Regional membership:

Should you choose to add additional regional memberships or join only a region, below are the costs:

CAPPA$100
ERAPPARegion only – $600; If APPA member, $500
MAPPARegion only – 10% of APPA dues; $0 if APPA member
PCAPPARegion only – $500; $100 if APPA member
RMA$250
SRAPPARegion only – $200; $0 if APPA member

GAPPA Chapter Business Partner application form

APPA Business Partner membership benefits by engagement level:

Silver Level ($1575)one representative

* additional associates may be added for $400/person

  • Direct access to a targeted audience of educational facilities vice presidents, directors, chief engineers, managers, and supervisors who manage a median department budget of more than $5 million.
  • Access to APPA’s virtual Membership Directory
  • Two free listings in APPA’s online Buyers Guide (accessible to members through myAPPA).
  • ONE complimentary use of APPA’s mailing list each year (USPS mailing information only)
  • Customized APPA logo to visually highlight your membership in and support of APPA in publications and advertisements, and on your website.
  • Competitive, members-only Advertising Rates in APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine, Inside APPA newsletter, and APPA website.
  • Member pricing in APPA bookstore.
  • Member access to APPA Body of Knowledge (BOK).
  • Contribute content to APPA’s Business Partner Whitepaper Series (no charge)
  • Opportunity to submit program proposal to APPA Facilities Summit/Virtual Facilities Summit
  • ONE complimentary registration to a professional development offering with APPA.
  • Priority to schedule one webinar per year. Receipt of full registration list upon completion.
  • Member discount for CEFP Certification course and exam for all employees at a cost of $995. A savings of $315 from non-member price of $1,310

Enhanced Benefits (for purchase)

  • Social media marketing opportunity (including image/artwork). APPA will post one message on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn tagging member Business Partner (content provided by member) COST $250
  • TWO complimentary uses of APPA’s mailing list each year (USPS mailing information only) PLUS 1 email blast sent out to APPA membership by APPA (content provided by member) COST $400
  • APPA Facilities Summit sponsorship of one APPA talk (6 opportunities a year); includes opportunity to introduce speaker COST $3,000

Gold Level ($3200) – 6 representatives (one region included)

  • Direct access to a targeted audience of educational facilities vice presidents, directors, chief engineers, managers, and supervisors who manage a median department budget of more than $5 million.
  • Access to APPA’s virtual Membership Directory
  • Two free listings in APPA’s online Buyers Guide (accessible to members through myAPPA and APPA365 app).
  • TWO complimentary use of APPA’s mailing list each year (USPS mailing information only)
  • Customized APPA logo to visually highlight your membership in and support of APPA in publications and advertisements, and on your website.
  • Competitive, members-only Advertising Rates in APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine, Inside APPA newsletter, APPA website, and other APPA publications.
  • Member pricing in APPA bookstore.
  • Member access to APPA Body of Knowledge (BOK).
  • Contribute content to APPA’s Business Partner Whitepaper Series (no charge)
  • Opportunity to submit program proposal to APPA Facilities Summit/Virtual Facilities Summit
  • Social media marketing opportunity. APPA will post on Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In one message tagging member business partner. Content provided by member.
  • Member discount for CEFP Certification course and exam for all employees at a cost of $995. A savings of $315 from non-member price of $1,310
  • Priority to schedule one webinar per year. Receipt of full registration list upon completion.
  • THREE complimentary registration to a professional development offering with APPA.

Enhanced Benefits

  • Social media marketing opportunity (including image/artwork). APPA will post one message on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn tagging member Business Partner (content provided by member) COST – $250
  • Premiere Sponsorship to specialty program to pre or post AFS/VFS – COST $5,000
  • APPA Facilities Summit sponsorship of one APPA talk (6 opportunities a year); includes opportunity to introduce speaker COST $3,000

Platinum Level ($6500) – Unlimited representatives (all regions included)

  • Direct access to a targeted audience of educational facilities vice presidents, directors, chief engineers, managers, and supervisors who manage a median department budget of more than $5 million.
  • Access to APPA’s virtual Membership Directory
  • Two free listings in APPA’s on-line Buyers Guide (accessible to members through myAPPA and APPA365 app).
  • Customized APPA logo to visually highlight your membership in and support of APPA in publications and advertisements, and on your website.
  • Competitive Advertising Rates in APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine, Inside APPA newsletter, APPA Website, and other APPA publications.
  • Member pricing in APPA bookstore.
  • Member access to APPA Body of Knowledge (BOK).
  • Contribute content to APPA’s Business Partner Whitepaper Series (no charge)
  • Opportunity to submit program proposal to APPA Facilities Summit/Virtual Facilities Summit
  • Member discount for CEFP Certification course and exam for all employees at a cost of $995. A savings of $315 from non-member price of $1,310
  • SIX complimentary registration to a professional development offering from APPA.
  • Priority to schedule one webinar per year. Receipt of full registration list upon completion.

Enhanced Benefits

  • APPA Facilities Summit sponsorship of one APPA talk (6 opportunities a year); includes opportunity to introduce speaker – $1,500
  • Premiere Sponsorship to specialty program to pre or post AFS/VFS COST – $3,000
  • Social media marketing opportunity (including image/artwork). APPA will post on Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In one message tagging member business partner. Content provided by member.
  • TWO complimentary use of APPA’s mailing list each year (USPS mailing information only) PLUS 1 email blast sent out to APPA membership by APPA (content provided by member)
  • Company logo display on APPA homepage with link to your URL

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Still unsure about joining?  Contact APPA membership staff at membership@appa.org.