Associations & Networks


Being with like-minded business colleagues can boost your business in more ways than one.  You’ll gain networking buddies, referral source names, brainstorming strategists, social opportunities, mentors, and joint venture partners to name just a few reasons to seek out other virtual professionals.

It can be hard to figure out where to participate so let me make some introductions to where the cool colleagues hang out. Take some time to visit those that interest you, experience the climate of the community to see where you feel the warmth and where you’re most comfortable. The best advice I can give you is to jump into the conversations rather than hold back and be a lurker. You’ll get so much more out of the community and can truly determine where the best fit is for you and your interest points.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, & NETWORKS

(some include a forum community)

United States

Alliance for Virtual Businesses (A4VB)

International Association of Administrative Professionals  (IAAP)

International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA)

Virtual Assistant Forums (VAF)

Virtual Assistant League (VAL or VA League)

Virtual Assistant Networking Association (VANA)

Canada
Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection (CVAC – a network for solely Canadian VAs)

Canadian Virtual Assistant Network (CVAN)


REGIONAL VA GROUPS & LEAGUES

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Colorado Virtual Assistants  (Colorado)

Delaware Valley Virtual Assistants Association  (includes Delaware, New Jersey, Southeast Pennsylvania)

Golden Horseshoe Virtual Assistant Group (a network for soley Canadian VAs)

Inland Northwest Virtual Assistants Alliance  (Idaho)

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapters Listing

Maryland/District of Columbia/Virginia Virtual Assistants Meet Up Group  (includes Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia)

Michigan Virtual Assistants  (Michigan)

New England Virtual Assistants  (includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Professional Association of Support Services (PASS)   (San Francisco Bay area, California)

Southeastern Virtual Assistants Group  (includes Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida)

Texas Virtual Assistance League  (Texas)