The Society of Professional Consultants

Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients

About Us

The Society of Professional Consultants is a non-profit, New England-based resource organization for consultants who represent diverse disciplines and work in multiple industries. The Society was established in 1986 by consultants for consultants to create a dynamic peer network.

The network supports the growing community of professionals committed to developing successful independent consulting practices that responded to business community needs.

Achievement of this purpose is accomplished through the concept that members, by helping each other, will help The Society and themselves.

In addition to discount rates at all monthly meetings, workshops and seminars, Society of Professional Consultants members have access to career-building educational, professional and business development resources.

Frequently-Asked Questions About SPC

Who can join?

Membership is open to any person who consults to any industry in any discipline or is an aspiring consultant.

What is the make-up of the membership?

Our members are mostly independent consultants who work either from a home office or a small office with several employees.

Do you offer insurance discounts?

Yes, see Member Benefits.

Can I join if I am outside your geographical area?

You can; however, the real benefits of SPC are our meetings, our events, our programs and the camaraderie provided by networking with your peers.

Do you require any certification or qualifications?

The only qualification is that we ask all members to adhere to our Standards of Conduct.

What are your dues?

Annual membership dues are $150. New members meeting either of the following criteria qualify for a one-time credit toward a dinner meeting registration during their first year of membership.

  • Member of an SPC Affiliate
  • A first-time meeting attendee (provided the membership fee is paid within 60 days of the first meeting attended)   

Do you know of other organizations like SPC in other parts of the country?

No. We are only aware of some of the national organizations that are industry specific with local Boston area chapters. There are links to these on our Affiliates page.

How many members do you have?

We currently have approximately 35 active members.

How can I be notified of your events?

You can subscribe to our Friends of SPC email list. You will receive notices of our meetings and events.

Does SPC take credit cards?

SPC takes online Visa, Mastercard and American Express payments for monthly meetings, special events and membership dues. This is through the online payment processing site, PayPal. We cannot take credit card payments over the telephone or at the door.


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