The benefits ACE offers its members come in three areas: Professional Development, Promoting Your Business and Economic & Community Development opportunities.
The Association for Consulting Expertise offers members and non-members an opportunity to network with other professionals, and hear from speakers on current business and community issues that affect our independent businesses. Our ACE Connect series highlights members. View our meeting schedule for more information and directions.Social Media Groups
Members are invited to join ACE on ACE’s social media channels. Joining allows them to find and contact other ACE members.The goal of the Facebook and LinkedIn groups is to help members:
Many of our ACE members have years of experience starting, growing, and running a successful and thriving practice. Some of them are willing to volunteer their time to advise newer entrepreneurs or service providers who may be stepping into the field or changing their area of focus. When you join ACE, you can take advantage of the opportunity to meet with a seasoned professional. Ask our membership committee for assistance with an introduction.
Templates for your use, including proposal, contract, and letters of interest, are available to download from the ACE website.
Members get an extensive individual profile page on the ACE website where they can describe their practice and background. They can update their ACE member profile information at any time, and include categories in which they wish to be included for possible referrals. Organizations seeking consultants and service providers are able to search the directory for members’ areas of expertise.
Make the most of your membership by taking the time to have coffee or a phone call with fellow members. As others get to know you and your capabilities, you may be called in to assist with projects. You can also expand your team of experts so you can recommend other resources to your employer.
Join our affiliate, the Society of Professional Consultants, based in Massachusetts to increase your network and take advantage of other educational opportunities.
Referral Resource CenterFrom time to time, we receive requests for consultants and service providers through the ACE Referral Resource Center. Those requests are passed on to the membership to respond if their qualifications fit the request.
ACE provides opportunities to showcase and highlight the expertise of our members. As a member of ACE, you have the opportunity to:
ACE members who speak professionally can list their speaking topics on the ACE Speakers page on the website. Organizations who are looking for speakers can search the ACE directory to identify speakers who will fill their needs. They can also contact ACE directly for recommendations.
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Economic & Community Development
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Based in Massachusetts, the SPC is a similar association to ACE offering opportunities and resources for consultants and service providers.
If you are an ACE member and wish to add an SPC affiliate membership, this link directs you to the SPC site where you can check SPC benefits and join their association. Annual dues are $75 in addition to your ACE dues.
Members of SPC may join ACE as Affiliates. SPC Affiliates receive the following ACE benefits:
Annual dues for SPC Affiliate Membership are $75 in addition to your ACE member dues. If you are an SPC member, you can click here to complete an application to affiliate with ACE.
Learn more about the SPC/ACE Affiliation from our webinar: