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|Membership Benefits & FAQs|
As a member of NEFA, you and your company will benefit from high-quality education programs, a strong national conference with enhanced content and access to networking events around the country. Other membership benefits include a subscription to the bimonthly Newsline magazine, a robust Web site featuring online tools including a membership directory, access to programs offering Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) certification credits and more.
Above all, however, you can become a part of an expanded community of leasing professionals with a depth and richness of experience and expertise you’ll only find among the members of NEFA.
What types of companies belong to NEFA?
NEFA members are sophisticated brokers/syndicators, lessors, funding sources and service providers. Most members are engaged in the small-ticket and middle-market arena. Our members originate, buy, sell, manage and service financing and leasing portfolios.
What can I expect to get out of being an NEFA member?
Through our national and regional events, our members are involved in continuous educational and networking opportunities. Our members work together on a daily basis and share market information, which allows us to succeed and thrive in all economic cycles. NEFA offers a unique experience for sophisticated syndicators/brokers, lessors and service providers who are value conscious and bottom-line driven. If your business is looking to reach the next level of financial growth, the NEFA is a perfect association community.
What is NEFA's membership structure?
Membership in the NEFA is held by the member entity/organization, which includes a sole proprietorship or association (the "Member"). All branch offices of a member using the same entity name are entitled to all membership benefits. All subsidiaries of a member that use a different entity name must hold a separate membership for each entity. Each member assigns a primary member contact to manage their membership; additional employees can then add themselves as contacts under the membership at no additional cost.
What are NEFA’s membership dues?
The dues year runs January 1 to December 31. Membership renewal invoices are sent to the NEFA primary member contact in October of each year, with payment due by January 15. Members who do not renew their annual dues will have their membership rescinded and will be removed from the Membership Directory. Rescinded members are not allowed to market their companies as members of NEFA or use the NEFA logo on their Web sites or marketing material.
How long does the approval process take?
The review and approval of membership applications usually takes just a few days. The prospective NEFA member will be notified after approval (or if additional information is needed) and upon completion of the entire process.