Become a Member

Membership

As a member in good standing of the Institute for Family Business, you will receive the following:

  • Gain Access to a range of educational courses, training, and program seminars presented at our meetings by educators and family business practitioners
  • Join a regional network of family business owners that provides opportunities for strategic alliances and the exchange of ideas and solutions in a roundtable discussion format
  • Members at any level may address the group or make presentations at events

Membership Levels

Family Membership

$600 per year for two family members*

  • Listing of business name on website
  • Exclusive access to family business educational resources
  • Network with over 45 family businesses

*MUST BE A FAMILY FIRM TO GET THIS RATE

 

Bronze Sponsor

$1,000 per year for two family or business firm members

  • Larger font listing of business name on website
  • Exclusive access to family business educational resources
  • Network with over 45 family businesses

 

Silver Sponsor

$2,500 per year for two family or business firm members

  • Small logo included on website
  • Small logo included on print materials
  • Exclusive access to family business educational resources
  • Network with over 45 family businesses

 

Gold Sponsor

$5,000 per year for two family or business firm members

  • Large logo included on website
  • Large logo included on print materials
  • Exclusive access to family business educational resources
  • Network with over 45 family businesses

 

Topics Discussed

  • Advisory councils
  • Business ethics
  • Business valuation
  • Compensation for family members
  • Conflict management
  • Creating productive roles for non active family members
  • Decision-making styles
  • Establishing a family council
  • Developing a vision for the family and the business
  • Federal tax impact on family firms
  • Family meetings
  • Group dynamics
  • Financing for growth
  • Instilling entrepreneurship spirit
  • Hiring and retention of non-family members
  • Improving customer service
  • Insurance planning
  • Issues of successor development
  • Legal issues of interest to family firms
  • Mentoring the next generation
  • Long-term planning
  • Non-family managers
  • Negotiation in the family business
  • Ownership and management boundaries
  • Nurturing of family values
  • Researching new opportunities venture
  • Performance appraisals
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Role of women in the family firm
  • Successful multi-generational firms
  • Sibling management teams
  • Transferring leadership
  • Succession management
  • And much more!

Membership Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Institute For Family Business.You can sign up and pay online by clicking here. Alternatively, you can complete the PDF below and mail your completed application with your check payable to CSUF Foundation to: 

Institute for Family Business
c/o Craig School of Business
California State University, Fresno
5245 N. Baker Ave., M/S PB 5
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

Download the membership application (PDF)

 

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