Partnering with Supplier Diversity Professionals to Leverage Success

To participate as a member of CSDP you must:

  • Have employment in a majority owned or publicly owned institution that is not eligible for Diversity status with either the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC), the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, or any another CSDP recognized diverse group. Publicly owned will include both corporations with publicly traded stock and government agencies, such as municipalities and Universities.
  • Have responsibility or influence for supplier diversity for a company, university institution, non-profit or government agency; and be responsible for the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the purchase of goods/services to diversify the business entity's supplier base.
  • Participate in local supplier diversity efforts and have membership to a certified Supplier Diversity Council: for example the NMSDC or WBENC or one of its affiliated regional councils.
  • Join and participate in a working committee of CSDP upon active membership and participation, which are as follows:
    1. Finance
    2. Marketing
    3. Membership
    4. Program Education and Professional Development
    5. Information Technology
    6. Governance
    Committees may be added or deleted at the discretion of the residing CSDP Board of Directors.
  • Pay annual dues and maintain good standing    
  • Be willing to sponsor future efforts to enhance the organization
  • Participate in general membership meetings

Download the CSDP Membership Application form HERE!

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