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DMSCA Associate Member Overview and Benefits

Associate Membership Overview

Associate Membership is open to the following:

Type A - Channel Partners that provide a DMSCA recognized diverse supplier certification such as MBE certification through NMSDC Regional Councils or WBE certification through WBENC councils and elect to participate in the CMP Scholarship Program.

Type B - Channel Partners that advocate diverse certification but do not provide a DMSCA recognized diverse supplier certification [such as U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Councils (MBDA) National Enterprise Centers (NEC)]; select and underwrite the cost of two (2) suppliers to undertake the Phase 3 performance benchmarking steps of the CMP supplier development process and advocate CMP Self –enrollment in the CMP.

Type C - Affiliated Suppliers that provide specialized services to DMSCA Corporate Members or to CMP Suppliers and who establish direct contact with its Corporate Members and CMP Suppliers through the DMSCA On-Line Community, participate in CMP planning meetings, and, at the discretion of DMSCA management, present at planned education and training events.

Benefits of Associate Membership

Planning and Governance

CMP Corporate Planning and Development Committee

Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP)

Sponsor two (2) suppliers for CMP Performance Benchmarking (CMP Phase 3-Analyze)
Recommend suppliers into the CMP that Self-Enroll recommend
Referral link for suppliers and corporations seeking more information about the CMP

CMP Network Website Features

Secured access to own organization logo branded Channel Partner web page on DMSCA web site
Link to Channel Partner Newsletter and event promotions

Webcast Programs

LIVE & INTERACTIVE CMP Process Orientation and Q&A Webcast
LIVE & INTERACTIVE CMP SCORmark™ Benchmarking Orientation Webcasts
LIVE & INTERACTIVE CMP SCORmark™ Benchmarking Webcasts
ON-DEMAND 24/7 on-line recorded CMP SCORmark™ Benchmarking Tutorials
Post Webinar discussion with speakers
Create your own archive of must-have material from presentations

Collaborative Community Features

Join open CMP Discussion Groups and access Group’s Home Page

Profile Management

Manage CMP Supplier participant personal and professional information profile
Manage personal preferences and alerts
Education and Training
Basic Sponsorship of Education and Training Events (other sponsorships available)
Event registration and profile management
Discounted Low-Cost-Country-Sourcing (LCCS) Business Development and Trade Missions

Grant Development and Economic Development Project Coordination

Collaborate on grant conceptualization and design
Collaborate on grant development

Professional and Social Networking

Chat in real time with CMP Suppliers
Email CMP Suppliers and others
Collaborate with others via blogs, wikis, groups, and more

Other Benefits

Free one-year membership in the Aberdeen Group's Research Vault, providing access to Aberdeen's analysis, market-moving news and vertical insights.

Associate Membership Fee (Type A): $3,500 Annually

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