SMPS FOUNDATION NEWS
2016 Steppin' Up for SMPS Foundation 2nd Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, August 11
It is that time of year! Be sure to show your support of the SMPS Foundation by participating in the Steppin' Up Challenge at the 2016 SMPS conference, Build Business: Synthesis, in Philadelphia, PA.
There are 2 ways you can participate. For those already registered to attend conference, go to the Steppin' Up Particpation Form, sign up and make your $20 donation there. For those interested in "supporting a stepper", go to www.smps.org/foundationdonate and select donation type (Designated for Steppin’ Up Fundraiser on the form) to make a tax deductible donation to the SMPS Foundation in any amount. Are you steppin' up? Be sure to send this link to friends, family members, and colleagues to sponsor you! They can select the Steppin’ Up Fundraiser and add your name in the notes section of the donor form.
Use your personal Fitbit, UP band, or other personal fitness device or app to capture the number of steps taken from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 11 until midnight that night. Then grab a screen capture of your steps and e-mail to: email@example.com by 10 a.m. EST on Friday, August 12.
Attend Friday’s End Note session at 3:15 p.m. in the Ballroom (you must be present to win) for the results and awarding of prizes! The winner will be the participant with the most steps taken on August 11th.
For questions, please contact Molly Dall’Erta, firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations to the SMPS Foundation are fully deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
SMPS Foundation Releases 2016 Fellows Survey Report
The A/E/C industry is rapidly changing. Learn how it could affect your firm in the just-released 2016 Fellows Survey report.
What is it? The 2016 Fellows Survey report recaps challenges, trends, and predictions in the A/E/C industry. The content is based on survey results and in-depth interviews of SMPS Fellows, who are some of the design and building industry’s most experienced professionals.
What information can I find? SMPS Fellows were asked about several topics in four segments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Preparing for the Future, and Megatrends. The authors summarized 300 pages of research into 30, with several pages dedicated to conclusions, takeaways, and actions.
SMPS members may log in to the SMPS website and download the survey for free. Nonmembers are invited to create an account and purchase the survey.
SMPS and the SMPS Foundation Release Report on Business Development
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and the SMPS Foundation announce the publication of “Sell. Do. Win Business. A Report on How A/E/C Firms Are Using Staff to Win More Work.” Available for download on the SMPS website, this report is the culmination of 2015 survey-based research, which provides the latest insight in how firms engage clients and attempt to win work. Learn more.
Newly published Project Delivery Systems SmartMarket Report is now available.
View latest research from the McGraw
Hill Construction SmartMarket Report, which examines a variety of
delivery systems such as design-build-build, design-build, and
construction management at risk. The study also looks at the benefits of
emerging delivery systems. Research in the report indicates that choice
of a delivery system can have potentially powerful implications for the
ability of a project to be delivered satisfactorily, on schedule, and on
Project Delivery Systems: How They Impact Efficiency and Profitability in the Buildings Sector SmartMarket Report
was produced by McGraw Hill Construction in partnership with MMC
Contractors, the American Institute of Architects, the Design-Build
Institute of America and SMPS, with the support of Bentley Systems. Download the full report by logging on to the smps.org web site and you will see the link on the welcome page under News.
Foundation Shares Research on A/E/C Business Development
Following a year-long research effort including interviews with more than 100 industry stakeholders, the SMPS Foundation has released its book A/E/C Business Development – The Decade Ahead. Available for purchase on both Amazon and in the SMPS Shop (pdf download), the book examines the changing dynamic in the buyer/seller relationship relative to A/E/C services. This information is invaluable to professional services firms seeking to build profitable long-term relationships with clients. Read more to learn where SMPS Foundation Trustees will presenting the research findings.
Future Plans of the SMPS Foundation
In the video below, 2014-15 Foundation President Scott Butcher on What’s Next for the SMPS Foundation
The Research Behind A/E/C Business Development – The Decade Ahead
In the video below, project co-chair Scott Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, and contributor Barbara Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM, discuss the project's benefit to the design and construction community.
Summary Reports from the Foundation's Think Tanks
Executive summaries of past Foundation Think Tanks are available in the SMPS Shop.
Thought Leadership Series White Papers
The Foundation's White Papers are available free of charge to SMPS members and may be purchased for a nominal fee by nonmembers. Learn how to download the PDF versions of over 20 White Papers.
About the Foundation
The SMPS Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
established by the Society, has a mission to discover, in an ever-changing
marketplace, what makes A/E/C organizations successful in marketing and
business development. Its purpose is to deliver research, marketing
intelligence and expert analysis to inspire success and improve bottom-line
results for Foundation stakeholders.
For More Information
Contact Molly Dall'Erta, SMPS Foundation Staff Liaison, at 1.800.292.7677, x231, or email@example.com