B.C. and is one of the DSWA’s fastest growing Chapters, with additional Chapters about to be formed. In addition, as a Canadian Members you can enjoy live training calls weekly and have the opportunity to hear previously recorded calls that are archived in the Members Only Area of the web site. Calls can be played right from your own computer. Members have access to helpful articles, tips, coaching principles, professional image content and so much more. Leaders love this because they can find training topics for team meetings, newsletter content, and occasionally copy and paste an article into an email for a long-distance team member to keep them motivated and connected. 20. Why have you chosen to operate as a for-profit entity? The Direct Selling Women’s Alliance operates as a for-profit entity for the following reasons. Operating as a for-profit entity enables us to engage top industry talent who can be fairly compensated for their valuable contribution of time and information, thereby enhancing the level of service we can offer members. As a for-profit entity we have the capital needed to deliver state-of-the-art services that may not otherwise be in the budget. In addition, many new and existing associations are moving toward a for-profit structure so that the long-term vision can remain its primary objective. With the founders at the helm, the Alliance avoids the common problems its non-profit counterparts are facing as a result of an ever-changing Board of Directors which can also change the culture and direction of the organization. Finally, the association founders are wholeheartedly committed to the vision of DSWA, and have demonstrated their dedication by personally investing in the Alliance start-up and giving their full-time effort for more than 18 months prior to launch. 21. Can the DSWA join a network marketing program and offer their legal, health, telecommunication services to their members and receive a residual on the resulting sales? While the DSWA could probably make a great deal of money by signing up as an associate and offering such services to their members, it is considered a conflict of interest and in violation of the DSWA’s Code of Ethics. Neither the DSWA Corporation, nor the Founders are able to have a distributorship with any direct selling company. The DSWA is committed to remaining a neutral, “bi-partisan” organization with no ties or obligation to any direct selling entity. This policy enables us to represent the industry fairly and equitably, without conflict of interest or show of favoritism. In short, the high road is not always the path paved with gold, but it enables the DSWA Founders to sleep peacefully knowing they are building an organization with integrity and fairness to all participants in this great industry. 22. I want to send something to the DSWA. Where would I send it? The DSWA mailing address is: DSWA, 111 Hekili St., Suite A-139, Kailua, HI 96734. Still have more questions? Email us!
- Creating Relationships, Creating Momentum by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA) - July 1, 2011
- The Direct Selling Women’s Alliance Values – Service, Trust, Authenticity, Integrity, Respect by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance - June 1, 2011
- Customer Care Calls – Preparation ins the Key! by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA) - April 1, 2011