SMPS Atlanta Wins Striving For Excellence | Outstanding, Large Chapter

We’re excited to announce that SMPS Atlanta Wins Striving For Excellence – Outstanding, Large Chapter!

SMPS Atlanta Board Members (Kim Thompkins, President; Eric Keens,  President Elect; Jeanette Hardee, Secretary; and Rebecca Boyer, Treasurer) attended the 2016 Build Business Conference in Philadelphia. During the Evening of Excellence Society Gala on August 11, SMPS Atlanta received the 2016 SMPS Striving for Excellence (SFE)– Outstanding, Large Chapter Award. The SFE Awards Program recognize chapters for excellence in their management and service to members. The SFE objectives emphasize a chapter’s: Program/Education; Chapter Leadership/Management; Membership Growth and Retention; Communications; and Financial Health.

SMPS Atlanta’s Service Accomplishments included:

  • Offered 39 CEUs
  • Adopted a new format for the New Membership Orientation Plan
  • Conducted a website redesign
  • Implemented a new social media strategy
  • Increased membership 10% with an 83% retention rate
  • Updated marketing materials
  • Consolidated chapter event registration and surveys platforms
  • Utilized analytics reporting for communications distribution resulting in an open rate increase from 15% to 21%
  • Instituted a new chapter Financial Standards and Procedures protocol
  • Garnered a 300% increase in number of Platinum sponsor firms.
  • Raised $10,000 for the ACE Mentor program
  • Implemented a new and improved Consent Agenda for monthly board meetings – reducing meeting time

Way to go team Atlanta!



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