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By Tracey Hope, Director of Business Development, Guida Surveying, Inc. | SMPS Orange County Chapter, Executive Board of Director, Secretary

"Selfless action is a source of strength.” - Mahatma Gandhi

What have you been doing to keep your perspective, stay connected or grow your network, and sharpen your skills this past year, or during other challenging times?  We would normally be meeting and collaborating in person but these are not normal times and we have learned to adapt to many new virtual platforms. We are now doing everything we can to stay connected while we contend with social distancing and virtual meetings. Are you still finding it difficult to truly connect?

One of the actions you can take to reassure yourself and serve others, is to volunteer. We recognize that our lives are already busy balancing work and family life and may not even realize how energizing and rewarding it is to be of service to an organization that benefits so many others. When you have an opportunity to collaborate with an industry organization that is tied to numerous fellow leaders in our Marketing and Business Development field, it causes exponential growth.

I have been involved with SMPS since the beginning of my career in the A|E|C industry and I can honestly say that the greatest benefits I have received came from making a commitment to actively participate. Whether serving on a Committee or as a Board Member, there are so many opportunities within the organization to explore.

Contributing time and effort provides personal satisfaction and growth, in addition to many other benefits. Some experiences you can look forward to through volunteering for SMPS include staying connected to existing contacts, and the industry as a whole as well as meeting new people, developing new talents, being part of a very supportive team, being a positive influence, instilling your wisdom, and learning from the experience of others—the benefits are endless.

Learn about SMPS OC’s Committee Connection

SMPS OC’s Committee Connection is our commitment to anyone interested in becoming more involved at the Chapter’s Board and Committee levels. Take that next step in you’re A|E|C Marketing and Business Development journey and help shape your Chapter’s present and future while developing your leadership skills with a group of individuals who will support you in achieving your goals.

Let us help you flex your volunteer muscles; come join us!

Volunteers can participate in a wide range of activities including website maintenance, social media, eBlasts, newsletter/Blog, campaign development and mailing list management.
Volunteers are needed so as to provide a greater range of Educational programs and topics to meet the needs for both junior and senior level professionals, in both marketing and business development.
Volunteers play a crucial role recruiting and retaining members, serving as ambassadors to non-members at events, and helping new members become assimilated with all the resources, including mentoring, that we offer as a chapter.
Volunteers play a vital role in taking a program from an idea to a live event by providing ideas that speak to our membership base through feedback and what they are seeing in the industry from their perspective.
Visibility helps you and your firm stand out, increase your profitability, and discover more opportunities. Committee volunteering gives you the chance to stand out and get ahead of the competition through its many sponsorship opportunities.
We all have something to share and we all have more to learn. Become a Mentor or Protégé in our Mentorship Program, join our CPSM Study Group, or become a Peer-to-Peer presenter if you have a special skill, talent, or topic that you’d like to showcase for our Chapter.
By clicking on the committee you are interested in joining, you will be connected to the director committee's email.