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Why become a founding member

  • Savings: Demonstrating your early commitment to the organization will save thousands of dollars in membership dues with reduced rates after the first year. The reduced rate will be locked in for all founding members.

  • Networking: Being a founding member of the AIA provides a unique opportunity to connect with other founding members and industry leaders. This can lead to new business opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations.
  • Access to Industry Enablers: As an extension of the AIA network, the AIA will also provide information and access to industry enablers such as lawyers, accountants, FinTech, and other resources to assist members in increasing the efficiency and growth of their businesses.
  • Early Access to Resources: Founding members of the AIA will have early access and input into the organization's resources, including educational programs, research, and analysis- giving you a competitive advantage in the industry.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Elevate your professional profile by leading AIA committees or initiatives, enhancing your resume, and establishing a distinguished reputation in the industry.
  • Legacy: Founding members of the AIA will be satisfied knowing they played a key role in creating an organization that will benefit the alternative investment industry for years to come. 

Join Our Growing Membership

Exclusive Opportunity: Become a Founding Member of the AIA - Limited Spots Available

Founding Corporate  Membership

$10,000 Annually

Key Benefit
  • Locked-In Renewal Pricing: Next year membership fee will be reduced to $7,000.

Founding Individual Membership

$5,000 Annually

Key Benefit
  • Locked-In Renewal Pricing: Next year membership fee will be reduced to $3,000.

Don't see an option that suits your needs? Learn about our Accelerated Leaders Program.  Learn More  

A few words from our Board of Directors

Action today defines success tomorrow. As you contemplate joining the AIA, consider the words of our leadership team. They underscore the immediate value and lasting impact of AIA membership in the alternative investment space:

“Being part of the AIA isn't just about professional growth; it's about leveraging the credibility of a respected institution. When our members showcase their AIA affiliation, they say, you can trust me.”
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Amy Whitt, Co-Founder, RAD Diversified REIT
“In the dynamic world of alternative investments, having the right network isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. We provide that essential nexus, connecting members to the brightest minds and pivotal players.”
Dutch Mendenhall, President, Alternative Investment Associaiton.

Frequently asked questions

Get the answers to most asked questions about the Alternative Investment Association 

What is the AIA?

The AIA (Alternative Investment Association) is an organization committed to fostering a rich, diverse, and inclusive alternative investment landscape. We work towards creating a unified voice in the alternative investments sector, advocating for industry growth, and ensuring accessibility of alternative investments to all.

What is the mission of the AIA?

AIA’s mission is to advance the professionalism, growth, and understanding of the alternative investment industry. AIA provides a robust platform for networking, resource-sharing, leadership in legislative issues, and a strong focus on education. We strive to protect the interests of the alternative investment industry and the investing public it serves, creating generational wealth opportunities for current and future investors.

How can AIA benefit individual investors?

 AIA offers numerous benefits to individual investors, including opportunities for wealth creation, networking with industry experts, and personal development through educational programs and resources. Our goal is to empower individuals to navigate the alternative investment landscape confidently and successfully.

What services does AIA offer to investment firms and businesses?

AIA provides a range of services to investment firms and businesses, including fostering best practices, offering industry insights, and advocating for favorable legislative environments. We work tirelessly to promote excellence and adherence to high operational standards, helping firms enhance their credibility and reputation in the industry.

How do I become a member of the AIA?

 You can become a member of AIA by visiting our website and filling out the membership application form. Follow the prompts to choose the membership plan that best suits your needs and complete the application process.

What are the benefits of AIA membership?

 As an AIA member, you gain access to a plethora of resources, including education, industry insights, and networking opportunities. Members also benefit from being part of a movement that seeks to shape policies favorable to the industry's growth and sustainability.

Are there different types of membership?

Yes, we offer different types of membership to cater to the diverse needs of our community. Detailed information on the various types and their purposes can be found on our website's member pricing page.

Can I upgrade my membership at a later date?

No, your membership price is set by the type of membership. 

What is the purpose of AIA's business certification?

AIA's business certification serves as a seal of quality and trustworthiness, assuring investors that the certified business operates ethically, maintains a robust investor relations program, and is geared to last in the alternative investment space.

How does the AIA business certification ensure safety for investors?

Our business certification is a testament to a firm's adherence to high standards of ethics and operational excellence. It indicates that the business has structures in place to secure investor safety and promote transparent communications, thereby fostering trust and reliability in the market.

What are the criteria for earning a professional certification from AIA? 

The criteria for earning a professional certification from AIA are developed with feedback from our members, ensuring relevance and value. Detailed criteria can be found on our website.

How can I apply for a certification?

To apply for a certification, visit our website and navigate to the certification section. Follow the outlined process to submit your application.

What kind of educational resources does AIA offer?

AIA offers a range of educational resources, including workshops, seminars, and online platforms like the Alternative Wealth Institute. These platforms facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights, fostering continuous learning and innovation in the industry.

Can you tell me more about the AIA Academy?

The AIA Academy, directed by AIA membership, is a hub for learning and development in the alternative investment sector. Here, industry professionals share their expertise, helping members hone their skills and knowledge, thereby fostering a well-informed and competent community.

How does AIA help companies understand and utilize REG A and REG CF?

AIA plays a pivotal role in educating companies about the nuances of REG A and REG CF. We offer educational platforms and resources that provide guidance on filing, marketing, legal compliance, and more, helping companies leverage these regulations effectively to achieve their growth objectives.

Are there networking opportunities available through AIA?

AIA hosts various events and forums where members can network with industry experts and like-minded individuals. These platforms offer opportunities to forge meaningful connections, gain insights, and explore collaborative opportunities.

How can I stay updated with AIA events and news?

To stay updated on AIA events and news, subscribe to our newsletter, 'The Monthly Alternative.' You can also follow us on our social media channels for the latest updates.

What are the sponsorship opportunities available with AIA?

AIA offers various sponsorship opportunities that provide visibility and engagement with a targeted audience in the alternative investment sector. Detailed information on sponsorship opportunities can be found on our website.

How can my company partner with AIA?

Companies looking to partner with AIA can reach out to us through the Sponsorship Opportunities page on our website. We are open to exploring partnerships that align with our mission and offer value to our members.

How can I get in touch with AIA for more information or support?

For more information or support, please visit the 'Contact Us' section on our website. Our team is here to assist you with any queries or information you may need.