FAQs

The PACE National Board of Directors strives to minimize the financial burden of dues increases for you, our members. Most of your membership dues have not increased or changed over the past 10 years. However, as our association continues to grow and evolve, PACE’s administrative and operating budget grows with it. With increased operating costs, additional administrative support, and overall increases that go into running an association, we now find it necessary to adjust our dues structure. At the same time as we are changing our dues structure, we are also increasing and better defining the value of each membership level.

We have developed a list of frequently asked questions regarding this change:

  • 1. Why the change?
    • As our association continues to grow and evolve, PACE’s administrative and operating budget grows with it. With increased operating costs, additional administrative support, and overall increases in all that goes into running an association, we now find it necessary to adjust our dues structure.
  • 2. When will the new dues structure take effect?
    • Our new levels of membership and associated membership fees will take effect on July 1st, 2017.
  • 3. What are the new levels of membership and associated membership fees?
    • Single Professional - $399
      • An individual buyer, vendor or supplier who wishes to participate in PACE annual and chapter events, access membership directory, association resources, educational opportunities. *Please Note: Individual members cannot represent a business and cannot sponsor or exhibit. Single Professionals will not have their business names included on any PACE national badges or membership directories.
    • Non-Profit/Academic/Student - $195
      • Non-profit organizations, academic organizations and students who wish to participate in PACE annual and chapter events, access membership directory, association resources, education opportunities. Proof of non-profit (501C) status, proof of employment required at university or college, or proof of student status required.
    • Silver - $1,495
      • Individuals, companies, or organizations who wish to participate in PACE annual and chapter events, access membership directory, association resources, educational opportunities. In doing so, Silver members can represent a business, include the business name in all applicable materials, and can sponsor or exhibit. Includes 10 affiliate level members.
    • Gold - $2,895
      • Individuals, companies, or organizations who wish to participate in PACE annual and chapter events, access membership directory, association resources, educational opportunities. In doing so Gold members can represent a business, include the business name in all applicable materials, and can sponsor or exhibit. Gold members will receive one complimentary attendance for 1 to an annual event, Washington Summit or Annual Convention. This is a retail value of $1,395-$1,895. Gold members will also receive prominent directory listing. Includes 20 affiliate level members.
    • Platinum - $5,995
      • Individuals, companies, or organizations who wish to participate in PACE annual and chapter events, access membership directory, association resources, educational opportunities. In doing so Platinum members can represent a business, include the business name in all applicable materials, and can sponsor or exhibit. Platinum members will receive complimentary attendance for 2 to the Annual Washington Summit and 1 to the Annual Convention. This holds a retail value of $4,000-$6,000 annually. Platinum members will also receive prominent directory listing, one premier subscription to the online Regulatory Guide, access to the Platinum Lounge at National Events, special recognition in selected PACE publications, Access to Member Forums, Directories, Libraries, Communities, and discounts to National and Chapter events. Includes 1,000 affiliate level members.
  • 4. How will this change in dues structure effect my current membership? I just renewed my membership or am scheduled to renew my membership soon.
    • These new membership levels won’t take effect until July 1st, 2017: therefore, if you have already renewed your membership for 2017, this will not affect your PACE membership until your next renewal period.  For those who might be approaching renewal within the coming months (prior to July 2017), you will be invoiced at the current membership structure.  After July 1st, all membership invoices will be renewed based on the new structure.  For example, if you are currently a Platinum member and are scheduled to renew in September 2017, you will be invoiced for $5,995.  If you are a Small Business member and are scheduled to renew in October 2017, you will be invoiced for $1,495.
  • 5. Are there any increased membership benefits with this new structure?
    • Certain levels of membership will receive complimentary registrations to our National events (either our National Convention or Washington Summit), this provides enhanced benefits that have not been available before. If you choose to upgrade or remain a Platinum level member of PACE, not only do you still retain the many benefits you had previously, including the complimentary one-year subscription to the online PACE Regulatory Guide, access to the Platinum Lounge at National Events, and special recognition in selected PACE publications. You will also receive complimentary registrations for two to the PACE Annual Washington Summit and one complimentary registration to the PACE Annual Convention & Expo. This alone holds a retail value of $4,000-$6,000 annually.
  • 6. Who can I contact if I have more questions?


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