MEMBER BENEFITS

Join our growing community of Pride organizations from all over the United States by becoming a member of the United States Association of Prides (USAP).

When your Pride organization becomes a member of USAP, it will gain access to several member-exclusive benefits and resources geared towards strengthening your organization and creating useful connections with other Prides in your region. With a USAP Membership, your Pride organization will also receive a complimentary parade and festival entry with other member Pride organizations.

General Meeting and Conference

Attend our annual meeting and conference which offers professional development workshops, an opportunity to learn from and share with other member Prides, and network. USAP members receive discounted registration fees.

Scholarship Program

Be eligible to apply for scholarship to help reduce the cost of attending the GM and conference.

Mentorship

Learn from the best and help make your Pride better with mentorship and communication between other Pride members.

Promote Your Events

Have your festival and year-round events promoted through our site and communications.

Discounted Collateral For Your Events

Members are able to save money when ordering collateral (banners, postcards, t-shirts, etc..)

Social Media Announcements

Have your announcements promoted to other members. We’ll even push promotions to Facebook.

Parade Entry

When hosting USAP members at your home parade, member organizations will strive to: Offer free parade contingent entry to other USAP member organizations.


Place USAP member contingents in the first 25% of the parade to allow member organizations to tear down their parade contingent/float and get into the festival to staff their booth before the festival opens.

When participating in other USAP members parades, member organizations will: Register for parade participation according to host USAP member organizations requirements.


Follow host USAP members rules and requirements when participating in their parade (e.g.: number of days advance registration/application, completing safety forms, obtaining appropriate insurance, etc).

Festival Entry

When hosting USAP members at your home festival, member organizations will strive to: Offer free festival entry to USAP member organization Board Members and Staff. Member organizations can offer additional free entry to volunteers, partners, children, etc at their discretion.


Offer a USAP Member Booth at your festival that is open to all USAP member organizations to staff, if USAP member organization(s) give appropriate notice they will be attending/staffing.

When attending USAP members festival, member organizations will: Give 30 days notice to host member organization that they will be staffing the USAP booth and provide 30 days notice to host member organization of how many Board and Staff members will be requesting entry into the festival.

Plus all of the Benefits of InterPride

Membership Benefits


Members of InterPride enjoy a large array of benefits, from discounted conference registrations to discounted T-Shirt and promotional products.

Please contact the Vice President of Member Services for more information about any of these services.

 

Conferences


InterPride holds an Annual General Meeting and World Conference each October. This conference provides the opportunity to network with other Pride organizers and to attend various workshops and seminars to improve your events and strengthen your organization. There are also Regional Conferences throughout the year. Although not all regions hold a conference, the number is increasing each year. Those representing InterPride member organizations receive reduced registration rates to both regional and our World (International) Conferences.


Scholarships may be available to qualifying representatives of member organizations to both regional conferences and our Annual General Meeting and World Conference.

Networking & Support


InterPride encourages member organizations to "Twin” with each other for mentoring and mutual support. Twinning can consist of simple cooperative promotion or as far reaching as sharing entertainment and sponsorship contacts. Other networking opportunities arise as the demands arise. InterPride Board members will assist with contacts between organizations to solve specific problems.

Global Pride Calendar and Web Link


InterPride will publicize all Pride events on the Global Pride Calendar, regardless of the membership status of the producing organization. However, only member organizations will have a link from the Global Calendar to their website. Member organizations that provide a logo will have it placed in rotation on the public website.

Document Repository and Other Resources


Once logged in as a member of InterPride on our website, organizations and individuals alike have access to InterPride’s Document Repository. Supplied by fellow Pride organizations, these documents can help members, trying to create specific documents, by providing easy to use and already proven templates. There are a variety of materials, from samples of by-laws, and march/parade applications/registrations to other useful documents such as resource packs for developing or reviewing sponsorship strategies.

It is a strong desire of InterPride to grow this repository. If you, or your organization, have any additions you wish to share with us, please email info@interpride.org 

Support and advice is also available.

Third Party Benefits


Benefits and discounts for members negotiated by InterPride with vendors. Click on the listing to see the offers in detail:

 

SHOWCLIX EVENT TICKETING SOLUTIONS


ShowClix takes event ticketing software to the next level. They are a full service ticketing company that helps event organizers provide the best possible experience for their attendees. ShowClix will waive all fees associated with setting up a ticketing account for InterPride Members (up to a $1,200 value).

 

ShowClix will do the following as part of the setup process:

  • Create a ShowClix ticketing account

  • Offer discounted per ticket service fees

  • Custom brand one online ticketing page

  • Provide a personal training session on the ticketing system and scanners

  • Assist with event promotion through social media and event promotion partners

 

ShowClix will provide InterPride members with one free iPod ticket scanner for their event.

CASSWOOD INSURANCE DISCOUNT – U.S. ONLY

InterPride has a block policy with Casswood Insurance, which saves on insurance expenses for US member organizations.

PRIDELABS FREE APP FOR PRIDE ORGANIZATIONS

Pride Labs is the world leader in LGBTI mobile apps, delivering daily content to over 300,000 individuals on mobile devices around the world. Pride Labs is the official mobile apps provider for InterPride and is sponsoring LGBTI Prides around the globe with next generation mobile apps that cost organizers nothing to build and can help generate significant new revenues.

USAP

USAP is dedicated to networking and serving as a role model in advancing the Pride of our communities.

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