Membership

Why Join?

From professional development programs to client panels to networking events to committee involvement, SMPS New York offers great opportunities for members to learn important skills, share business opportunities, and participate in our community. Join us!

Networking Opportunities

Make local, regional, and national business contacts through SMPS to build your business. Attend chapter meetings and programs or participate in Build Business or one of the many workshops held throughout the year. Volunteer for a chapter or Society committee. Learn more about your fellow members in the Directory on MySMPS, our award-winning online community. Participate in the MySMPS community, where you can share files, ask questions, and create a blog using your own experience and knowledge. Download the MySMPS app to access the member directory when you are on the go!

Publications

The foundation of our professional resources is MARKENDIUM, the SMPS Body of Knowledge. Through this knowledge base, you can 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 Marketer QuickLook, our weekly e-newsletter; access to research and white papers funded by the SMPS Foundation; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS.

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 days a week with people, information, and opportunities to make building your business easier. Visit the Marketing Resource Center at any time for access to industry and job-related information.

CPSM Program

Earn professional credentials via the Certified Professional Services Marketer Program (CPSM). In an industry that values certification, the CPSM program will help build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers. Recent CPSM Erik Grandowski talks about the value of certification in this podcast.

Educational Opportunities

Attend programs and conferences 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 that your company can put to work immediately. Membership also includes our complimentary webinars and access to the “webinary” – our comprehensive webinar library.

Leadership Opportunities

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 Society task forces and committees.

Career & 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.

International & Regional Contacts

SMPS’s powerful network supports the growth of AEC companies. Contacts made through SMPS facilitate teaming opportunities, business referrals, and knowledge of AEC 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 Society 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.

Community For Emerging Leaders

SMPS offers the emerging leaders in your organization access to the greater AEC 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.

Member Benefits

SMPS can help you, as a member, build your business and advance your career.
Events

In 2017 and 2018, SMPS New York has over 50 events planned for the tri-state area. Attend our chapter events or national programs and conferences to explore how other professional services firms are tackling the business challenges you and your colleagues face every day.

Stay Up-to-Date

Learn about 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.

MySMPS

Gain access to MySMPS, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for SMPS members.

Networking Opportunities

Make local, regional, and national AEC business contacts.

Leadership Opportunities

Develop and practice your leadership skills by getting involved in SMPS: The most effective way to get involved is by joining one of our chapter’s committees. Other opportunities include serving on our Board of Directors, participating on a regional conference planning committee, or joining one of the Society’s task forces and committees.

CPSM Certification Program

Earn professional credentials via the Certified Professional Services Marketer Program. In an industry that values certification, the CPSM program helps build your personal brand as an expert in marketing and business development, increasing your credibility with employers, coworkers, and peers.

SMPS Career Center

Plan your career, gain access to advancement tools, and search for job opportunities through the SMPS Career Center.

Member Referral Program

Help your peers get connected to SMPS! Refer a friend or colleague to join SMPS and if that person joins as a new member, you will receive a one-time three-month extension on your existing membership.
Download this document and follow the instructions to redeem your referral benefits!

Annual Membership Dues

New Member

$390/yr
+ $50 Origination Fee

SMPS membership is an individual membership and is anniversary based. Membership in your local chapter is included.

Renew

$390/yr

 

Transfer Current Membership

$No Fee

A transfer member is an individual who would like to take over the remainder of another’s active regular membership for which the firm paid for. All transfers will be reviewed and approved by SMPS Headquarters before they can take effect.

Student Member

$25

Candidate must provide verification of student status at the time of application and when renewing the student membership. Eligible for students enrolled in a full-time study program at an accredited post-secondary institution or a part-time student not employed full time in the AEC industry or not otherwise eligible for regular membership in SMPS.

Retired Member

$30

Eligible for active members in good standing who are retired and who have been an active member of SMPS for a minimum of 15 years. Note: Retired members may not vote or serve on the Society Board of Directors.

Refer a Member

Help your peers get connected to SMPS! Refer a friend or colleague to join SMPS, and if that person joins as a new member, you will receive a one-time three month extension on your existing membership.

Become a Volunteer

SMPS New York is an all-volunteer organization. With multiple events every month, we have lots of opportunities for you to share your talents and build your skills.

Committees

Get the most out of your membership by joining a committee.

Become a Speaker

As a speaker, you are given a unique opportunity to gain exposure for your institution; share the goals and vision of your organization; and establish credibility for your agency, business, project, or team.