2020-21 Chapter Volunteer Calendar

SMPS Calendar 2020–21 (Programs, Deadlines, and Events)

The 2019-20 SMPS Chapter Volunteer Calendar has been archived

SEPTEMBER 2020

1 | Fiscal year begins

3 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Chapter Presidents (The Zoomers) (invite only)

9 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Membership (download recap)

16–17 | The Pinnacle+ Experience

24 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Enhance Virtual Programming and Logistics (download recap)

30 | Chapter finance and education reports deadline

Shared dues rebate paid to each chapter (4th quarter distribution)

Budget Process: Each chapter BOD to approve budget for 2020–21 fiscal year

OCTOBER 2020

5–9 | Build Business 2020: Pivot & Focus

15 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Sponsorship (download recap)

20 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Membership (invite only)

22 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Chapter Presidents (The Zoomers) (invite only)

27 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Chapter Leader Meetup: Chapter Programming (download recap)

NOVEMBER 2020

9 | Build Business 2021 | Call for Speakers Opens

12 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Communications (download recap)

15 | Chapter President of the Year (CPY) application available

17 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Membership (download recap)

19 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Chapter Presidents (The Zoomers) (invite only)

23 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Chapter Presidents-Elect (invite only)

Chapters should begin preparing tax forms 990EZ and 990N: Deadline January 15

DECEMBER 2020

1 | Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) program opening

3 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Regional Conference Town Hall (download recap) (watch recording)

Shared dues rebate paid to each chapter (1st quarter distribution)

JANUARY 2021

1 | 2021 Fellows Application application available

1| Marketing Achievement Award program opening

7 | 3:30 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Finance | Calendar Year Wrap-up (download recap)

12 | 3:30 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Membership (download recap)

15 | Filing deadline: Tax Forms 990EZ and 990N

15 | Striving for Excellence (SFE) program opening

19 | 3:30 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Top Five Tips for Effective Virtual Programming (download recap) (additional tips for premier events such as regional conferences and symposiums)

26 | 3:30 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Presidents-Elect | Governance (invite only)

POSTPONED TO 2022 | SMPS Southern Regional Conference: Oklahoma City, OK

31 | Tax Form 1099 due to vendors (speakers, website, etc.) (1099 forms must be prepared for individuals to whom you have paid more than $600 in 2020)

Prepare for chapter board nominations and elections (verify specific dates in your chapter’s bylaws)

Presidents-Elect and Program Leads should be registered for CLS 2021

FEBRUARY 2021

POSTPONED TO 2022 | SMPS Pacific Regional Conference | Sacramento, CA

11 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Chapter Programming Hot Topics (download recap)

18 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Presidents-Elect | Talent Development (invite only)

23 | 3 p.m. ET | Regional Conference Planning Meeting (download recap) (view recording)

25 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Sponsorship (download recap)

28 | File Tax Form 1099 to IRS

MARCH 2021

2 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Gearing Up for In-Person and Hybrid Events (download recap)

3 | 3 p.m. ET | CLS Class of 2020 Reunion | The Zoomers (invite only)

9 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Presidents-Elect (invite only)

18 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Membership (download the recap)

22 | Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) submission deadline

31 | Pivot & Focus Chapter Awards (SFE) submission deadline

31| Chapter President of the Year (CPY) application deadline

Shared dues rebate paid to each chapter (2nd quarter distribution)

APRIL 2021

6 | Marketing Achievement Award submission deadline

8 | 3 p.m. ET |  Chapter Leader Meetup: Making the Most of CLS  (invite only)

21-22 | Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS)

NOW HYBRID (VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON) 25–27  | SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference: Nashville, TN

30 | 2021 Fellows Application application deadline

POSTPONED TO APRIL 6-8, 2022 | SMPS Missouri Valley Regional Conference: Wichita, KS

MAY 2021

POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2021 | SMPS Southwest Regional Conference: Tucson, AZ

POSTPONED TO APRIL 27-29, 2022 | SMPS Heartland Regional Conference: Milwaukee, WI

VIRTUAL 20–21 | SMPS Northeast Regional Conference: Lake George, NY

JUNE 2021

10 | Chapter Leader Meetup: Leader to Leader (presidents-elect invite only)

25 | You and SMPS: Kickstart Your Membership (invite only new-member meetup; contact membership@smps.org for more information)

30 | Regional Conference Overview and Orientation (recording available on-demand)

30 | Chapter board and committee roster report deadline (to be submitted by 2021-22 president)

Shared dues rebate paid to each chapter (3rd quarter distribution)

JULY 2021

15 | A/E/Connections – Columbus, OH

22 | A/E/Connections – Austin, TX

30 | You and SMPS: Kickstart Your Membership (invite only new-member meetup; contact membership@smps.org for more information)

Budget Process: Chapters should be creating their budgets for board approval in September

AUGUST 2021

4–6 |SMPS Annual Conference: Build Business 2021

27 | You and SMPS: Kickstart Your Membership (invite only new-member meetup; contact membership@smps.org for more information)

31 | Last day for 2020-21 chapter presidents-elect to register for the CPSM exam for free (Questions? contact natalie@smps.org)

2021-2022 budget completion by chapters

RECURRING

Marketer journal published digitally: October, December, February, April, June, and August

Marketer QuickLook published (monthly e-newsletter)

Pivot & Focus Learning Lab Meetups (bi-monthly)

SMPS Webinars

Chapter Leader Newsletter (monthly, sent out to all chapter volunteers)