Membership in SMPS
- When you become a member of SMPS, you are instantly linked to nearly 7,000 professionals within the A/E/C industry across the country. Your membership provides access to members-only resources, priority registration for limited-space events and accumulated savings throughout the year. Join the SMPS community and make the investment in yourself and your success!
Rewards for EXISTING and NEW MEMBERS!!
The Los Angeles Chapter is always looking for new members to add to our amazing organization. We are implementing a new member recruitment program that will run from now until July 31, 2013.
So what’s in it for you? Incentives for existing and new members!
There are MANY benefits of membership including the following incentives for this membership drive!
For the RECRUITERS (open to all existing members only):
(And once you become a member, you can become a recruiter too!)
The more members you recruit, the larger the reward! Check it out!
It’s important to note that SMPS National also provides recruiters with a reward! They will extend your current membership expiration date by three months, an approximate $100 value. National provides this incentive to the recruiting member just once per year.
AMAZING! Recruit 1 new member, and choose one of the following:
- One FREE registration to a client roundtable program (value $60)
- One FREE registration to an education program (value $50)
- One FREE registration to SMPS-LA’s Holiday Party (value $60)
OUTSTANDING! Recruit 3 new members, retain your reward above, PLUS choose one of the following:
- One FREE registration to SMPSLA’s-Leonardo Gala (value $125)
- Rebate of $100
STUPENDOUS! Recruit 5 new members, retain your rewards above, PLUS choose one of the following:
- One FREE Event Sponsorship (value $350)
- One SMPS National Workshop – The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace or Managing and Leading a Successful Business Development Team (value $395)
- CPSM Exam (We will cover all costs, study books and exam fee) (value $500)
CHAMPION RECRUITER! (One reward to the first achiever.) Recruit 9 new members, retain your rewards above, PLUS choose one of the following:
- A Platinum Corporate Sponsorship for your firm (value $1,500)
- One FREE registration to SMPS National Conference, Build Business (value $1,000)
- One FREE registration to Pacific Regional Conference (PRC) and hotel stay up to $1,000 (value $1,000)
For the NEW MEMBERS:
(Remember, once you join, you too can become a recruiter to get the above rewards!) All new members (whether recruited or joining on their own) during this membership drive can choose from one of the following:
- One FREE client roundtable program (value $60)
- One FREE education program (value $40)
- One FREE registration to SMPS-LA’s Holiday Party (value $60)
MEMBER RETENTION! (open to all existing members only)
But wait! There are more opportunities for rewards! Join the Retention Team!
We are putting together a small committee, whose mission is to contact our members who are about to expire or who have recently dropped. The goal is to have these members renew during the membership drive. If this committee, as a whole, is successful in renewing at least 50% of those members about to expire or who have recently dropped, each member of the committee can choose from one of the following:
- Two FREE client roundtable programs (value $120)
- Two FREE education programs (value $100)
- Two FREE registrations to SMPS-LA’s Holiday Party (value $120)
The reward for the renewed member? They can now join this membership drive, and earn rewards for recruiting new members, as listed above! This committee is capped at five members. First come, first serve! Please contact Suria Lee, Membership Director, to join SMPS LA, email@example.com.
Rewards are non-transferable.
10 Reasons to Join SMPS
SMPS National CEO Ron Worth, CAE, FSMPS, CPSM, discusses the benefits of SMPS membership.
Why Professionals Join SMPS
SMPS can help you, as a member, build your business and advance your career. SMPS membership gives you access to:
Make local, regional, and national A/E/C business contacts through SMPS to build your business. Networking suggestions: Attend chapter meetings and programs or participate in Build Business or a national workshop. Volunteer for a chapter or national committee. Learn more about your fellow members in People on MySMPS. Participate in online forum discussions, where you can ask your peers for advice and recommendations and share your own experience and knowledge. Locate potential partners and suppliers in the A/E/C Buyer’s Guide.
Read up on trends, best practices, and relevant issues impacting professional services marketing and business development. SMPS membership includes subscriptions to the award-winning journal Marketer and to Connections, our e-newsletter; access to research and white papers funded by the SMPS Foundation; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS Bookstore.
Marketing Resource Center
Take networking to another level with MySMPS, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for SMPS members. The mission of MySMPS is simple: To connect you online 24/7/365 with people, information, and opportunities to make building business easier.
Certified Professional Services Marketer Program
Earn professional credentials via the Certified Professional Services Marketer Program. In an industry that values certification, the CPSM program can help you build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers.
Programs and Conferences
Attend national and regional conferences and programs to explore how other professional services firms are tackling the business challenges you and your colleagues face every day. You will return to the office with innovative solutions and fresh ideas your company can put to work immediately.
Develop and practice your leadership skills by getting involved in SMPS: Volunteer to serve on chapter committees, your chapter’s board of directors, regional conference planning committees, and national task forces and committees.
Career and Recruitment Resources
Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, and search for job opportunities through the SMPS Career Center.
If your firm is seeking candidates to fill an open position, you can post that position in the Career Center and review the resume bank to identify marketers and business developers with experience in the A/E/C industry.
(SMPS members and their firms enjoy a discount on employment ads posted in the Career Center.)
Why Firms Support Membership
SMPS also supports the growth of A/E/C companies by providing members with:
National and Regional Contacts
Contacts made through the powerful SMPS network to facilitate teaming opportunities, business referrals, and knowledge of A/E/C business practices, trends, and successes.
Professional Development Opportunities
Opportunities to present programs, write articles and white papers, and conduct funded research are available at the local, regional, and national levels of SMPS. Through involvement in SMPS, your employees can demonstrate the thought leadership and expertise your firm has to offer clients and teaming partners.
A Community for Emerging Leaders
SMPS offers the emerging leaders in your organization access to the greater A/E/C community, introducing them to community leaders, exposing them to big-picture perspectives, and fueling their passion for the industry and their professions—all elements in retaining the brightest and best talent for your company. The connections made in SMPS lead directly to business opportunities with clients and teaming partners.
Heard enough? Join SMPS today!
Join as New Member
Dues: $355 + $50 origination fee
If you have never been a member of SMPS and wish to join online, please follow Steps 1 and 2 below.
Reinstate a Previous Membership
If your membership lapsed three or more months before today’s date, please complete this form. To request that SMPS check its record for a past membership for you, call the National Membership Department at 1.800.292.7677, x229 or x226.
Transfer a Current Membership
To take over the remainder of an active membership and change the name on the membership into your name.
Special Membership Categories
Eligibility: An active member in good standing who is retired and who has been an active member of SMPS for a minimum of 15 years. Note: Emeritus members may not vote or serve on the National Board of Directors.
Candidate must provide verification of student status at the time of application and when renewing the student membership.
Eligibility: A student enrolled in a full-time study program at an accredited post-secondary institution or a part-time student not employed full time in the A/E/C industry or not otherwise eligible for regular membership in SMPS.