SGMP Invites Members to Join a National Committee or Task Force

SGMP is looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to join one or more national committees and task forces. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 5 pm EDT.
SGMP is looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to join the following national committees and task forces:
  • Communications
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Joint Leadership Meeting/Session (JLM/S)
  • Membership
  • Sponsorship

Join us at the national level to connect with industry colleagues, make a difference in SGMP—Your Professional Home—and gain leadership and volunteer management experience. Take a moment to read over the full list of committees and task force opportunities below. Then, sign up with your preferences via the link.

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 5 pm EDT.

Communications Committee

This committee will assist SGMP national communications by providing content and/or solicit article suggestions as well as potential authors on a number of platforms: Social Media Blog on website The committee will provide guidance and support chapter communication chairs and chapter leaders by sharing best practices to effectively reach and engage SGMP members and promote the organization's events and other news.

Estimated time of involvement: 2-3 hours per month including one-hour bi-monthly committee meetings.

DE&I Task Force

The DE&I Task Force will continue to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership in SGMP chapters and at the national level. As needed the task force will make recommendations for policy and bylaws change to ensure our continued commitment to DE&I. The task force will meet on a quarterly basis or more frequently when needed.

Education Committee

This committee will ensure SGMP's educational offerings support its mission and are responsive to the needs of the SGMP membership and the profession at large.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In conjunction with the Gilmer Education and Programming Trustees, create and advise on new programs for chapters to use for monthly meetings
  • Assist with the review of programs submitted by chapters for inclusion in the program bank
  • Solicit input from SGMP members regarding their educational needs
  • Recommend new educational offerings for Gilmer Trustee and National Board approval
Committee members must have a desire to support the goals and objectives of the committee and SGMP. Since most communication and work will be conducted electronically, members should have regular access to email, phone, and the internet. In addition, members should possess the ability to quickly learn systems used in the work of the committee - Microsoft Office products, Google Suite, Zoom Conferencing, etc.

The Length of Appointment: 1 year

Estimated time of involvement: The Education Committee will conduct the business of the committee through an ongoing schedule of quarterly conference calls and electronic communications. The time commitment is roughly 2-4 hours per month. 

Fundraising Task Force

This task force will assist the Gilmer Institute of Learning Fundraising Trustees with securing auction items and planning the Annual NEC Auction. The task force will conduct quarterly conference calls with the possibility of monthly calls March – May.

Estimated time of involvement: 1-3 hours per month, with the largest commitment during the months of February - May. 

JLM/S Task Force

This task force will assist in developing content for the Joint Leadership Session (JLS) that takes place in-person at the annual National Education Conference (NEC) and our new Joint Leadership Meetings (JLM) Focus Sessions that will take place on a quarterly basis via Zoom. The Joint Leadership Meeting (JLM) and Joint Leadership Session (JLS) discuss best practices for chapter leaders. The task force will meet on a monthly basis to develop content and find presenters.

Estimated time of involvement: 2-4 hours per month.

Membership Committee

The purpose of the National Membership Committee is to achieve the membership retention and growth goals as determined by the National Board. Primary membership growth goals are to attract 300 new members in 2022-2023 and to retain at least 74% of members for the year. This committee is responsible for guiding chapter membership chairs and chapter leaders on:
  • Retaining existing members by continuous communication with existing members about renewal of membership
  • Recognizing accomplishments of our members
  • Providing exclusive education and training for government planners and suppliers, and
  • How to utilize a systems approach to reach people who can benefit from SGMP through various resources.
Estimated time of involvement: The committee will meet on a monthly basis for 1 hour and will have assignments from the meetings that could take up to 2 hours a month.

Sponsorship Committee

This committee will be focused on developing sponsorship opportunities for the Society including but not limited to the National Education Conference (NEC). Quarterly calls will be held, with an increase in calls prior to NEC.

Estimated time of involvement: 5 hours per month.