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Vendor Partner Program

We all win when we improve the professionalism and credibility of the IT Industry, but we can’t do it alone. We need Vendors of all sizes to join us.

25% of IT companies will go out of business this year because they're not profitable.
Our Mission is to raise the success level of IT Service providers and keep them in business.
This is in the direct interest of vendors.
Our Mission

What drives our day-to-day work

We provide pathways to establish high standards and ethics, and to improve the perception and credibility of the IT profession through actions driven by member engagements.

Advocacy | Professionalism

Because no one else is doing it.

The NSITSP was born out of a foundational need to give the IT Industry a common, well-informed voice in the public sphere. Plus, widely-accepted professional and ethical guidelines to standardize our industry along with the education required to meet these guidelines.

Why the VPP

Our success is your success

This industry wouldn’t exist without the hundreds of thousands of IT Service Providers around the globe. When they fail, we all fail. But when they have the resources, education, and ability to succeed, we all share in that success, too. Help keep your partners in business by supporting an organization whose mission is to do exactly that.

Are you the vendor we're looking for?

This is an investment in your industry to build strong partners, so that 5, 10, 20 years from now, we will have a powerful industry made up of massively successful partners who then help support massively successful vendors. ... I believe that we have a lot of vendors who understand the bigger picture and understand that long term, we absolutely need each other. 

Perks & Responsibilities

Vendor Partner Levels

Vendor Partner Level

Friends
of NSITSP

Silver

Gold

Elite

Donation Range

Friends

$2,500 or more

Silver

$10,000 or more

Gold

$30,000 or more

Elite

$100,00 or more

Vendor Partner Perks

Professional Membership Included

Friends

Silver

Gold

Elite

Mention in NSITSP Newsletter (e.g., Welcome ABC as a new Silver Sponsor)

Friends

Silver

Gold

Elite

Vendor Logo on NSITSP Web Site

Friends

Small

Silver

Small

Gold

Medium

Elite

Large

Quarterly meetings “Made Possible By our Sponsors” – Logos on slide

Friends

Silver

Gold

Elite

Participation Awards (recognition for vendor promotions)

Friends

Silver

Gold

Elite

Press release promoting Vendor support for NSITSP and the increased professionalism of our industry.

Friends

Silver

Gold

Elite

Society Educational Videos Sponsored by …

Friends

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Silver

Gold

Elite

NSITSP online Events/Conferences Sponsored by …

Friends

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Silver

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Gold

Elite

NSITSP In-person Events/Conferences Sponsored by …

Friends

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Silver

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Gold

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Elite

Vendor Agreements & Responsibilities

Promote their support of NSITSP (logo/link on vendor website)

Friends

Silver

Gold

Elite

Offer NSITSP speaking time and/or booth space at conference

Friends

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Silver

Gold

Elite

NOTE: All vendors who participate on or before 12/31/2022 will be designated as Founder Partners.

This designation includes a special categorization on our website and includes a Founder Badge. We ask that all Founder Partners commit to renew their support for 2023. Founder Partners will also enjoy a dedicated blurb and link on the logo page on the NSITSP web site.

Perks & Responsibilities

Partnership Guidelines

The NSITSP has set forth the following guidelines for our Vendor Partners:

Support

Vendors are encouraged to support the NSITSP as a professional association that strives to improve the overall professionalism of IT consultants.

Partner-Level Recognition

Donor recognition is by Vendor Partner level (Silver, Gold, Platinum) and not by individual donor name or organization. For example: “This meeting is made possible by the Gold level Vendor Partners.”

Vendor-Agnostic

The NSITSP Vendor Partner Program is not a marketing program and is not intended to be an opportunity for vendor sponsors to buy a webinar, rent a mailing list, or generally advertise to our members.

Participate

Vendors are encouraged to fully participate in the NSITSP. This includes becoming a voting member, serving on committees, and promoting professionalism.

Unrestricted Donations

Unless an exception is made, all donations to the NSITSP Foundation are unrestricted and will be used at the sole discretion of the organization to fulfill its mission and objectives. Donors will be listed as supporting various programs, but this does not restrict the donation in any way.

In-Kind Donations

Vendors are encouraged to consider in-kind donations in support of the NSITSP. This might include mailing services, donation of badge holder, shipping services, and so forth.

Vendor Partner Program

Let's do this

Join the Vendor Partner Program

Your support makes all the difference. Join today to help the NSITSP help your customers stay in business.

The National Society for IT Service Providers, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 87-1833687. See the FAQ below for information on tax benefits.

Questions before joining?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your question not answered?

Send an email to [email protected] or

Probably yes – with a benefit better than your charitable deductions

Note: This is a guideline! Please consult your tax professional regarding your specific circumstances.

The dues you pay to NSITSP are deductible as “Dues and Subscriptions” paid to a professional association. Note that the IRS only allows specific kinds of organization dues to be deducted. The NSITSP does NOT provide entertainment as part of our services or as a member benefit. Your dues are deductible under the category of membership “Dues and Subscriptions” as a normal business expense.

Note that this is not a “charitable” deduction as we operate as a 501(c)(6) non-profit rather than a (c)(3) charity. But the good news is: You can deduct your dues as a business expense, which reduces overall taxable income. This is probably better than a charitable contribution, which are often limited to a portion of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income. Dues are reported as an ordinary business expense and therefore reduce total taxable income dollar-for-dollar.

Bottom line: You’re better off deducting your NSITSP dues as an expense than you would be with a charitable donation of the same size.

A few references to ponder before you contact your tax professional:

See IRS publication P535 https://www.irs.gov/publications/p535#en_US_2021_publink1000209188

From: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/deduct-dues-professional-organizations-income-tax-form-54976.html

Report Dues and Subscriptions on Schedule C. Report professional membership fees and dues and subscriptions for organizations related to your profession on line 48 of the dues and subscriptions Schedule C as Other Expenses, with a memo entry on the nature of the expense. You don’t need to meet the 2 percent threshold.

Partnerships last for 1 year, though we hope of course that you’ll renew.

You can pay directly with credit card (Stripe) or debit (PayPal) or you can request an invoice.

This is all done through our sign up form.

Yes! All levels of the VPP include a year of Professional Membership for a single representative of your company. That person will be able to run and serve on a Committee or Board of Directors.

Of course – schedule a call with us below.

Have questions? Let's talk

Schedule a call

Your support makes all the difference. Schedule a call with us to learn about how your company can help the NSITSP help your customers stay in business.

You don’t have to be ready join the Vendor Partner Program – we welcome any questions or conversation.

This is a no-pressure call. We want to work with Vendors who see how they will inherently benefit from supporting the NSITSP. That’s not something we need to “sell” but we do invite you to ask questions.

Catch the Replay

The Vendor Partner Program launched on June 15, 2022 and kicked off with a live introduction.

Full transcript available on the Member Meetings page.

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Watch the VPP Introduction Replay

Not ready to become a Vendor Partner?

You can still join the Professional Membership as a Vendor.

The Vendor Partner Program kicked off with a live call on June 15, 2022