Strategic Partners

Our work for a fair, educated and ethical direct selling marketplace is the combined effort of many symbiotic organizations and individuals. DSEF partners with direct selling organizations, consumer advocate and protection groups, institutes of higher learning, entrepreneurial focused organizations, non-profit foundations and government entities to develop strategic alliances that forward our mission.

Our strategic partners are listed below.

Academy of Marketing Sciences (AMS) is dedicated to marketing excellence, both in material creation, distribution and practices.

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) provides quality of life educational programs meant to influence public policy. This professional association aims to empower individuals, strengthen families and enable communities through relationship building.

The American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) is a leader in consumer policy research and education focused on consumer wellbeing. They promote consumer interests by encouraging, producing and communicating policy-relevant research.

American Marketing Association (AMA) serves marketing practitioners, as well as educators and students engaged in marketing. AMA is comprised of 40,000 members in 82 countries, including 400 chapters in North America.

Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) is a national not for profit (501c3) organization that supports entrepreneurial development among women as a way to achieve economic self-sufficiency, create wealth and participate in economic development through education, training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities.

Council on Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is the network hub for BBBs in the United States and Canada. CBBB fosters honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers—instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all.

Marketing Educators’ Association (MEA) serves the development needs of marketing educators worldwide by promoting and sharing information that enhances marketing education and advances marketing knowledge and practice.

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) believes community colleges are in an ideal position to further entrepreneurship based on their accessibility and local ties to their communities. As a nonprofit membership organization, we help community colleges nationwide link their traditional role of workforce development with entrepreneurial development.

North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) is a professional organization of civil and criminal consumer protection investigators, representing federal, state, local, provincial and territorial governments. NACPI trains members and encourages networking, information exchange and cooperation in matters involving consumer protection investigations, education, and litigations.

National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is an independent, bi-partisan federal advisory council providing advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. NWBC promotes bold initiatives, policies and programs designed to support women’s business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces—from start-up to success to significance.

Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) brings together marketing educators from around the world at their annual conference and publishes the Journal of Business Research and the Marketing Education Review.

United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is an eclectic group of government officials, directors of small business development centers, and academics in fields such as finance, marketing, management, and economics. United by their common interest they impact government policy concerning small business development and entrepreneurship.

University of Utah, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) examines how social, economic, political and physical environments, both external and internal, affect families, individuals, and consumers. The Department emphasizes applied social science research and teaching with a strong public policy orientation.

Women’s Money is a financial education and accountability program to help women achieve personal financial wellness. Its mission is to conduct and foster research on women’s economic development, and to provide programs for advocacy, education and mentorship in order to foster women’s financial independence and women’s economic justice.