Application Process & Disclosures

Thank you for your interest and time. We understand that you may only be exploring our organization.  We are so confident in the quality of our clubs, we are willing to offer qualified candidates up to 90-days, free, to fully explore not only the club they are interested in, but any and all other clubs.  If you decide that the USA 500 is not for you, simply tell us and we will close your “account” down and wish you only the best of luck. 

We do, however, have a few simple requirements before you will be offered the 90-day gratis membership:

  1. Please complete our obligation-free preliminary questionnaire. It is required to visit a club meeting. The preliminary questionnaire is very simple and will take less than three minutes to complete.
  2. Upon receipt, we perform a three-point review of the questionnaire: we assess your profession and years of experience against the needs of the organization; we confirm you have a member-sponsor; we review your website and other social media. You may receive a call from the executive in charge of your region to discuss the best club for your needs and for our purposes.
  3. If approved, you will be offered our 90-day Guest Membership, gratis.
    1. You will receive an invitation/link for the next three meetings of the club you selected as your primary club. YOU MUST ATTEND TWO OF THREE MEETINGS TO QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP. If you cannot attend two of the three for whatever reason, please let us know and we will adjust your guest membership period to accommodate your schedule.
    2. During the Guest Membership, you are welcomed as a full member and may attend any and all meetings and social events (you are not restricted to your “home chapter.”) You may also use our website tools freely during your 90-day membership.
    3. The preliminary profile you completed will expand to ask several more questions about your practice, clientele, desired practice, years in practice, licensure information, etc. Please fill out your profile as thoroughly as possible, including your photo and a company logo.
    4. We will request a letter of recommendation directly from your sponsor. Your sponsor's name and letter (if applicable) will be attached to your public profile for all members to see.
  4. During your guest membership, we will make the decision to offer you membership or not. If we extend and you accept an invitation to join, your new membership date will be effective as of the expiration of your Guest Membership date. Thus, you effectively get a 15-month initial membership for the cost of 12.

If this sounds too deliberate, it is because we take our vetting process seriously.  Don’t worry!  We will walk you through the entire process!

Some of the benefits of the organization are apparent: access to high quality trusted advisors and Centers of Influence; business opportunities; learning opportunities; and developing key strategic relationships. The USA500 Clubs also offers the following:

  • Technology tools and applications to share opportunities and resources (customizable v-cards, SMS codes)
  • Forums to instantly share and receive business opportunities with all members
  • Discounted costs from select vendors/clubs
  • An “OfficeShare” system of making space available
  • Free subscriptions to select regional business publications
  • Media leads to enhance your reputation as an expert in your field
  • Paid consulting opportunities as a Subject Matter Expert
  • “Roundtables" for peer-to-peer interaction and sharing
  • Social events
  • Participation in a monthly Mergers and Acquisitions Collaborative;
  • Participation in a monthly Special Needs and Elder Care Consortium;
  • Access to non-profit leaders through our 501 Giving Circle;
  • An opportunity to speak at the USA500 Club’s TedX event;
  • An invitation to our Night of 500 Stars Annual Gala
And we encourage our members to make suggestions for more practical tools!
  • I will exhibit a spirit and philosophy of giving.
  • I will make best efforts to help fellow members build their clientele and otherwise advance professionally.
  • I will treat all members with professionalism and respect.
  • I will follow both the letter and the spirit of the anti-discrimination policy.
  • I will take pride in being part of my chapter and the organization.
  • I will think of the organization as an important and enjoyable part of my professional life - not just another commitment.

 

USA500 Club is committed to providing equal opportunity for all members without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation or any other characteristic. Each applicant and member should be evaluated equally on the basis of personal skill, merit and interest and should participate in the organization equally on the basis of personal skill, merit and interest.