Membership

Q) Do I need to be a Member of the IIBA® to be a Member of the IIBA® Greater Boston Chapter (GBC)?  
A) Yes. You must be an IIBA® Member to join and remain a member in good standing of the GBC.  GBC welcomes Members and Non-Members alike to participate in Chapter events; however Non-Members will not qualify for certain “member-only” benefits.

Q) What are the benefits of being a GBC Member?
A) Greater Boston Chapter Membership benefits include:

  • Free or significantly discounted event attendance
  • Access to member only benefits on the website (ie. member only discounts & promotions, future planned “member-only” content)
  • Networking with other business analysis professionals at events and through our online LinkedIn community
  • Networking with representatives from local organizations that retain the services of business analysts
  • Career development
  • CBAP Study group and discounted participation fees
  • Informational speakers on relevant topics
  • Exposure to new tools and cutting-edge techniques
  • Opportunities for leadership through participation on committees
  • The ability to vote in general and special elections
  • Enjoyable social interaction


Q) Why is the GBC requiring Chapter Membership dues over and above IIBA® dues? 

A) The GBC receives no direct funding from the IIBA® International body.  We rely exclusively on sponsor and membership support to design, build and maintain programs of value to the Business Analyst community in the Greater Boston Region.  Plans for expanded member benefits include website improvements such as a knowledge base, “Mentor/ Collaboration Zone”, and expanded job postings, as well as additional learning opportunities such as study groups (for CBAP) and webinars.  This work is all conducted by Chapter volunteers.  Your chapter membership dues along with the donations from our sponsors provide us with the funding required to build and support these services which will ultimately benefit you!

Q) Are any Employers currently paying for or reimbursing membership dues and certificate fees associated with the IIBA®?
A) Many employers are now either paying for or reimbursing membership dues for both International and Chapter level IIBA® organizations. It is becoming more common for Certificate fees to be reimbursed now as well for those who successfully achieve their Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) certification.  In fact, we recently heard of one organization who is offering a cash bonus as well!  Please check with your manager and/or human resources contacts to determine whether your organization offers these benefits to you!


Q) How do I change my email on the IIBA® Greater Boston Chapter (GBC) website
A) The Boston GBC Member Area uses your registered email account as your user login name.  The following steps describe how to change that email address on the site.  It assumes that you still have access to your account under your old email address.  If this is not the case, please send a message to VPMembership@boston.iiba.org to request the change.

Step 1: Access Member Area

The Member Area is accessed by clicking the link located on the top right part of the website page header.

 

Step 2: Login with Old Email

Login to your account using your old email address and password.

 

Step 3: Access My Account Info

My Account Info is located in the Member Area menu on the left of the page.

 

Step 4: Locate Primary Contact Information

Scroll down to the Primary Contact Information block, and locate the Email Address field.

 

Step 5: Enter New Email Address

Enter your new email address and click the [Save] button at the end of the Primary Contact Information block.

Congratulations! Your email address and login information have now been updated on the IIBA GBC website. Your password remains the same.