Reflections and Aspirations
I cannot believe it is December again. The year has flown by, and we are all trying to finish out 2016 in a successful and strong way. As president of the SMPS Foundation, I am proud of the work the foundation completed, and with the year coming to an end, it is a perfect time to reflect on our 2016 accomplishments.
Here are some highlights for the SMPS Foundation in 2016:
- Released, in conjunction with SMPS, the report, “Sell. Do. Win Business. A Report on How A/E/C Firms are Using Staff to Win More Work.” Available as a free download on the SMPS website.
- Completed the first publication in the SMPS Foundation’s Informed Strategies Series: the 2016 Fellows Survey which recaps challenges, trends, and predictions in the A/E/C industries. This is also available as a free download to members and for a fee to nonmembers.
- Awarded the 2016 Ron Garikes Student Scholarship to Abbe Emerson, a graduate student pursing her master’s degree in marketing at Texas A&M University.
Still to come in 2016:
- A free webinar about hit rates and KPI’s this week on December 15 at Noon ET, followed by the release of the second publication in the SMPS Foundation’s Informed Strategies Series, “Measuring for Success: A Look at Hit Rates & Other KPIs in the A/E/C Industries.”
You can see a lot has been accomplished thanks to our volunteers and donors. And more research reports and programs will be offered in 2017. To continue our vital work, I invite you to join me in making a year-end, tax-deductible* donation to the SMPS Foundation. Your support will directly contribute to the development of future initiatives that support our industry and professionals like you.
Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!
Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM
President, SMPS Foundation
P.S. Please consider donating today. A contribution will allow us to continue to conduct research that meets our mission of discovering, in an ever-changing marketplace, what makes A/E/C organizations successful in marketing and business development.
*Tax deductibility applies to U.S. citizens only.