International Facility Management Association
IFMA Seattle
5727 Baker Way NW, Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
tel: 877-460-5880
fax: 253-265-3043

About IFMA Seattle

What is IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. The association's members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services.

Globally, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the largest facility management-related conference and exposition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join IFMA?
Go to the website at www.ifma.org and go to the membership section. There you can review information on membership, dues & fill out the application on line, or you can request that an information packet be sent to you for additional information.
What are the benefits of becoming a Seattle Chapter member?
For facility managers, the opportunity to network with your peers, attend local educational events and learn from others experiences through the monthly programs offered by the Seattle Chapter. For associate members you will have an opportunity to provide information on your services to local members.
Does the membership cover anyone from my company?
Your membership is an individual membership. Others from your company are welcome to attend events, however they will pay the non-member price. In some cases your membership can be transferred to another employee of your company. If you have questions or changes to your membership, please call (713) 623-4362 ext. 162.
How can I get to know fellow IFMA members better?
By attending monthly meetings you will have an opportunity to meet other members. However, an ideal way to get to know other members quickly is to join a committee. It does not require a great deal of time, and you will get to know your fellow committee members, as well as have the opportunity to interact with the members more closely.
Can I access all IFMA members?
Yes, if you are an IFMA member, you can access other IFMA members. The directory is set up and password protected for members only: http://www.ifma.org/community/member-directory.htm
What if I can't afford membership dues?
IFMA Seattle chapter is now offering scholarship money for members and non-members that cannot afford the extra expenses. If you have lost your job or if your company does not cover IFMA expenses, fill out this application to attend an IFMA Seattle membership meetings or to cover membership dues. > Chapter Funding Application [pdf]

The directory provides you with the opportunity to contact other members for questions, or services they may provide. We encourage our IFMA members to work within the network when possible.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING FOR IFMA SEATTLE MEMBERSHIP

IFMA Seattle chapter is now offering scholarship money for members and non-members that cannot afford the extra expenses. If you have lost your job or if your company does not cover IFMA expenses, fill out the application below to attend an IFMA Seattle membership meetings or to cover membership dues.

Chapter Funding Application [pdf]

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As a member of IFMA, you have access to benefits, contacts, resources and opportunities. Please also join your local Seattle chapter as well as the International membership. By doing so you help ensure the continued success of the educational and fun events and facility tours for your local area.

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Still Asking "Why Join?"

Join IFMA to:
  • Promote the FM field of study and professional standing in your local business community and nationally.
  • Broaden your skills and knowledge in all FM-related areas.
  • Network with professionals both regionally and globally.
  • Get access to IFMA research reports, publications and conferences.
  • Participate in your local chapter, offering your personal and professional experience.
By joining IFMA, you and your company will have the benefit of:
  • Learning skills that can increase efficiency and productivity of the facility management team.
  • Reduced liability risks by keeping the facility team informed of important issues and legislation affecting the workplace.
  • Acquire benchmark studies that can aid in the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses within the team and facility.
  • Access to trusted facility vendors who offer state-of-the-art, cost-effective product and service solutions that meet today's diverse workplace needs.
By joining the local Seattle Chapter, you and your company will also have the benefit of:
  • The IFMA Seattle Newsletter and Website; which keeps you up to date on local and national educational FM events.
  • Valuable networking opportunities with other industry professionals, as well as other facilities tours.
  • Employment opportunities, jobs are posted in both our newsletter and website.
  • Sponsorship opportunities; sponsor an event and get recognition in the newsletter, on the website and time during the event to introduce your company's product and/or services.
  • Discounts on local event fees.
As an International IFMA member, you'll receive:
  • Access to IFMAnet, the members-only Internet site, enabling you to network with more than 18,000 members worldwide through the weekly updated Online Membership Directory.
  • Access to JOBnet, IFMA's online job referral.
  • Educational and networking opportunities through regional chapters and special interest councils.
  • Opportunities to be recognized through IFMA's Awards of Excellence program.
  • Invitations to premiere facility management events such as IFMA's World Workplace.
  • Bimonthly issues of Facility Management Journal, the single best source of information for facility professionals.
  • Monthly editions of IFMA News, brimming with information on what's happening globally in the IFMA community.
  • Discounts on National seminars, events, online courses and merchandise.
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