Member Benefits

    SMPS is the only national association that brings together business developers, marketers, owners, clients, and principals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty firms.

    When you join SMPS, you gain access to:

    Networking Opportunities: Whether you are just starting out, or you’ve been around the industry for some time, your fellow SMPS Seattle members are a great resource for sharing ideas, advice, and business opportunities. Make local, regional, and national A/E/C business contacts through SMPS to build your business.

    Ambassador Program: We’ll welcome you to the Seattle chapter by matching you up with a long-standing member as your SMPS “buddy” who will give you the inside scoop on everything great about SMPS, be your ongoing resource, and help you get acquainted with fellow members.

    Monthly Programs: Become knowledgeable about relevant events, problems and solutions.

    Educational Seminars, Webinars, and Lunchtime Learning Labs: Learn necessary tools for success.

    Roundtables: Have intimate discussions with peers on day-to-day topics we deal with as a marketer/business developer in our industry.

    Outreach: Opportunities to give back to the community.

    Job Bank: View local job opportunities.

    Career and Recruitment Resources:  Set goals for your career, gain access to advancement tools, SMPS compensation and metrics survey, and search for job opportunities through the SMPS Career Center.

    Committee/Board Participation: Join a committee and gain personal, professional, and management experience.

    Publications: 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 Connections, our e-newsletter; access to research and white papers funded by our Foundation; and discounts on industry publications from the SMPS Bookstore. You also have free access to our Seattle Chapter library reference resources.

    Certified Professional Services Marketer Program: Earn professional credentials by becoming a CPSM.  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.

    Member Cost Savings: Receive discounted rates to SMPS events.

    Marketing Resource Center: Take your networking to another level with MySPMS.org, the award-winning online community designed exclusively for you! You have access to connect with peers, information, and opportunities to make building business easier.

    Conferences: Opportunities to experience powerful programs, provocative keynote speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities at national and regional conventions. Explore how other professional services firms are tackling the same challenges you face in your business and return to your firm with fresh ideas your company can implement immediately!