NATE Committees

NATE Membership Committee: 

The NATE Membership Committee recruits independently owned and operated barter exchanges that meet the criteria to join the National Association of Trade Exchanges. The NATE Membership Committee reviews and submits applications to the NATE Board of Directors for final approval. These committee members are also available to help mentor new and existing exchanges. 

NATE Ethics Committee: 

The NATE Ethics Committee reviews all written complaints that are filed against NATE members. The committee mediates disputes based upon the legal facts presented in the documentations. The committee reserves the right to terminate the NATE Membership of any participating NATE Member who does not follow the NATE Bylaws. 

NATE Convention Committee: 

The NATE Convention Committee is responsible for securing a location for the annual NATE convention, recruiting barter exchanges to attend the convention, recruiting guest speakers and panelists for the convention, and designing the convention agenda. 

NATE Certified Trade Broker & Education Committee: 

The Certified Trade Broker (CTB) and Educational Committee trains, tests, and educates exchange brokers and owners to become Certified Trade Brokers. Training and testing is given annually at the NATE convention. This committee is also responsible for educating and managing the NATE Broker & Administrator to help improve and increase commerce within the Barter Industry. 

NATE Public Relations & Social Media Committee: 

The NATE Public Relations and Social Media committee is responsible for marketing barter related media and events regarding, NATE, the BANC, and/or the NATE Exchange Members via NATE’s website, Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, and the NATE newsletter. 

The BANC & Finance Committee: 

The BANC and Finance Committee approves new BANC memberships, regulates BANC credit lines, enforces BANC rules and regulations, processes monthly BANC statements and 1099’s, facilitates the daily broadcast email of BANC offers, and collects cash and/or barter fees owed to the BANC. This committee is responsible for processing all cash and barter income and expenses. They prepare NATE’s annual reports, NATE and BANC Membership applications and renewals, and monitors expenses to maintain a positive cash flow for this non-profit organization. 

NATE Technology Committee: 

The Technology Committee maintains the NATE website and interfaces with Trade Studio to maintain the BANC’s state of the art software and online membership directory.