FAQ's

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions pertaining to the Capital Chapter and to IFMA. If you cannot find the information needed, please contact us anytime [email protected] for personal assistance.

How do I become an IFMA member?

It's easy - memberships are managed at the national IFMA office, not at the local Chapter level, but we are here to assist you every step of the way. To start, visit the Membership section of the IFMA website, where you will find the benefits of membership, dues structure information, and membership applications.

Am I automatically affiliated with the Capital Chapter if I become an IFMA member?

No, but every new IFMA member must affiliate with a local Chapter their first year of membership. Dues are based on membership categories, and Chapter dues are additional. You can learn more about the actual cost of membership here.

How much does a Capital Chapter membership cost?

Price List

For more on the dues structure, visit here.

Does the membership cover anyone from my company?

No, each membership is based upon an individual, not a company. Others from your company are welcome to attend events; however, they will pay the non-member cost to attend. Multiple people form the same company may absolutely become members.

Why do I pay Chapter dues and pay to attend special events?

Chapter dues are given directly to the Chapter and are used to fund the basic administrative and operational costs of running the Chapter itself. Many times, we are able to offer programs at no cost to our members, but special events and certain programs which have additional costs, such as venue rental and catering, require additional investment. It is always our hope to make every program affordable to members to attend.

What if I'm not sure if the Capital Chapter is right for me? Can I attend a program?

Yes! We welcome prospective members, and there is no better way for us to show the value of our Chapter than by allowing you to see it in person. If you would like to attend one of our Professional Development or other programs, please contact us at [email protected].

How can I get involved?

There are many ways to lend your strengths and talents to the Capital Chapter, and we welcome all of them. To get started, you must be an IFMA member in good standing affiliated with this Chapter. From there, peruse our various Teams and see what interests you. Our staff is always willing to connect you with one of our Team members who can share the ins and outs of team commitments with you.

What if I need to change my membership status or contact details?

We know life moves quickly and changes are always occurring. Simple contact information changes may be sent directly to the Components Team at IFMA by contacting [email protected]. Any changes made with the IFMA national team will come directly to the Chapter as well.

What if I am having trouble accessing the website?

Website credentials are assigned by IFMA and can only be obtained by contacting the Membership Department at [email protected]. If you are having trouble previewing material on the Chapter website, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

I have more questions - where should I go?

Start with your local Chapter - we are here to serve you anytime questions arise. We can be reached at [email protected] or call us at 703-691-4362.