Rewards for EXISTING and NEW MEMBERS! In support of SMPS National’s Winter-Spring membership drive, the New York Chapter is in full swing to recruit new members to our amazing organization. This is a competition among chapters to have the biggest percentage of growth, in the spirit of “March Madness” where chapters are pitted head-to-head in two-week “rounds” with a single elimination and the winner – by percentage – moving onto the next round. The SMPS-NY membership drive dates are February 16 – April 15, 2013. Be sure new members join after 2/16! 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!  

[expand title=”Read more about Mega Membership Madness here…”] 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 panel breakfast program (value $60) – One FREE registration to a professional development program (value $40) – One FREE registration to SMPS-NY’s Holiday Party (value $60) OUTSTANDING! Recruit 3 new members, retain your reward above, PLUS choose one of the following: – One FREE registration to SMPS-NY’s Honors Awards Gala (value $125) – Rebate of $100 STUPENDOUS! Recruit 5 new members, retain your rewards above, PLUS choose one of the following: – One FREE registration to SMPS-NY’s “THE Marketing Event” (TME) (value $300) – One FREE Event Sponsorship (value $250) – CPSM Exam – we will cover all costs (study books and exam fee) (value $500) (Learn more about becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer) CHAMPION RECRUITER! (Limited to one reward for 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 $2,000) – One FREE registration to SMPS National Conference, Build Business (value $1,000) – One FREE registration to KA Connect 2013 Conference, Pushing the Edge of Practice (value $1,395) ******************* 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 panel breakfast program (value $60) – One FREE professional development program (value $40) – One FREE registration to SMPS-NY’s Holiday Party (value $60) Any questions regarding Mega Membership Madness, or SMPS Membership in general, please contact Andrew Weinberg, CPSM, Director of Membership, at ajweinberg@workingbuildings.com. Once you’re successful in recruiting, be sure to let us know! 1. Contact Franco Holmes (franco@smps.org), at SMPS National, to be sure you receive your three-month membership extension! 2. Contact Gina Mendoza (gmendoza@ellana.net) to be sure you are documented to receive your rewards as listed above! ******************* 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 (February 1 – April 15). 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 panel breakfast programs (value $120) – Two FREE professional development programs (value $80) – Two FREE registrations to SMPS-NY’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 Greg Dimech, Membership Committee Co-Chair, to join at Greg.Dimech@fgould.com. Rewards are non-transferrable. Good luck to all!! [/expand]