Desert Networking Professionals

FAQs

Desert Networking Professionals (DNP) is a category-exclusive networking group where medium-size business owners and decision makers can exchange referrals and grow their businesses.

Desert Networking Professionals (DNP) is a category-exclusive networking group where medium-size business owners and decision makers can exchange referrals and grow their businesses.

Allowing only one business to occupy a business category means our entire membership can direct referrals to that single business thereby increasing the referral business that business receives and increasing the value of their DNP membership.

DNP meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant – 78375 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Yes. Guests are welcome and are allowed to attend a maximum of two (2) DNP meetings before they are required to become members.

Basic annual dues for DNP membership are $125
per year.

Desert Networking Professionals requires that members attend at least 50% (two out of four) of meetings each month to remain a member in good standing. In the event a member business owner is not able to attend a meeting they may send a representative in their place and thus meet the attendance requirement.

While our goal is to generate the maximum possible number of referrals for member businesses, and we do actively encourage our members to present referrals to each other each week, DNP has no specific referral requirements.

First, we recommend that you join us as a guest once or twice to meet the group and make sure you think it’s a good fit for your business. When you decide to join there is a simple
Online Application to fill out which is then reviewed by our Board of Directors. Upon their acceptance and payment of the basic annual membership fee of $—  for your membership to be finalized. 

Our website has a listing of our current members in our businesses directory and their business category is listed within it. If you are unsure if your business is in conflict with an existing member’s business, please feel to contact the member business at the number listed for them and they can help you decide if there is a conflict or if there is an area of agreement that would allow you to pursue membership in DNP.

Dues paid to Desert Networking Professionals are used to offset the administrative costs of operating the group ( e.g. printing and reproduction costs, web page maintenance, bank charges, payment of dues to groups like Chambers of Commerce, etc.). Additionally DNP may hold special events during year for its members and their guests which are paid for from these funds

WEB PAGE BUSINESS LISTING – Your business is listed on our Desert Networking Professionals web page at DNPCV.com and includes a summary of your business, tools to allow people to contact you with the click of a button and links directly to your business web page.

ONE ON ONE VISTATIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS – Each month DNP members are paired together with another member with the goal of getting together one on one to learn more about each other and their businesses. We believe that the more we know about each other the stronger our bonds become and the better the quality of the referrals we can present.

At DNP we love giving referrals to our members. It is our reason for being. However new members need to understand that in DNP, as in any other networking group, it may take a little time for other members to gain a full understanding of your business and find the best way to get referrals for you. Patience is sometimes required but it will pay off!