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ANNUAL membership options

  • Individual or Freelance Business

    150$
    Every year
    1 Employee
     
    • Membership in the organization for 1 person
    • A listing on the website
    • An opportunity to be a speaker on a panel
    • An opportunity to film a series of videos for business promo
    • All Zoom events FREE (some in-person events may have a fee)
  • Business Membership

    250$
    Every year
    2 or more employees
     
    • Membership in the organization for 3 people
    • A listing on the website
    • An opportunity to be a speaker on a panel
    • An opportunity to film a series of videos for business promo
    • All Zoom events FREE (some in-person events may have a fee)
  • Student Membership

    50$
    Every year
    A membership for someone currently enrolled as a student.
     
    • Membership in the organization
    • A listing on the website
    • An opportunity to be a speaker on a panel
    • An opportunity to film a series of videos for your resume
    • An introduction to a mentor on the board/advisory committee
  • Corporate Membership

    450$
    Every year
    Membership in the organization for 5 people
     
    • A larger listing on the website
    • A picture and link to your website
    • An opportunity to be a speaker on a panel
    • An opportunity to film a series of videos for business promo
    • All Zoom events FREE (some in-persona events may have a fee)

      Who should become a member?

  • Anyone interested in business and media innovation

  • Business owners, managers and decision makers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Online community managers and media strategists

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations professionals

  • Journalists, bloggers, publicists, and the media

  • Customer service and sales professionals

  • Non-profit board members and fundraisers

Why become a member?

Anyone can participate in Social Media Association events but members get special benefits including: free admission to quarterly meetups, discounted admission to monthly programs and other special events/networking opportunities, early access to job listings, blogging and speaking opportunities, and access to private groups on social media sites.

Why should my company fund my membership?

Social Media Association offers programs that can help your company stay ahead of the curve. You will be better able to address business goals and challenges while learning about the latest social and digital media platforms, future technologies, and where media is all going.

SMA brings together the media community both online and offline. Today’s

media world never stands still — our members are forward-thinking people who

are passionate about staying on top of business and media innovation.

We are entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, influencers and strategic decision makers. Our goal is a non-competitive environment where we can learn, share and have fun together: informing, inspiring, and empowering business through social, digital, and future media.

Events include talks and presentations by expert speakers, lively panel discussions, roundtable events, webinars, networking meetups, and lots more!

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BECOME A BOARD MEMBER

SMA is seeking dedicated individuals to become a Board Member! As a Board Member, you will play a crucial role in guiding and shaping the strategic direction of our organization, contributing your expertise to help us achieve our mission! You will actively participate in governance, decision-making, and oversight to ensure the success and sustainability of the Social Media Association. 

Join our team and be a part of making an impact! View our open Board positions below and if interested, please contact us via the website or email us at socialmediaassociation1@gmail.com

Vice President

The Vice President is an officer of an organization who reports to the president, and functions as the second in command in rank within The Social Media Association. The vice president oversees the overall network. 

 

Vice President Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the President in overseeing budgets, group members, and board members, and evaluating the success of the group. 

  • Running meetings in the President’s Absence 

  • Assisting all board members in their absence

  • Assisting the President in meeting with board members to assess the direction of The Social Media Association, develop short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies, and ensure the group's compliance with the stated mission.

  • Assisting the President in overseeing the complete operation of The Social Media Association and ensuring all goals are met based on the company's strategic plans.

  • Listening to the viewpoints and reports of the company's Board Members and General Members and making the final decisions.

  • Maintaining awareness and knowledge of The Social Media Association’s general finances.

  • Assisting the President in updating and revising plans to increase The Social Media Association’s profitability, goals and progress.

  • Creating and maintaining relationships with the community and industry leaders and encouraging business investments/ sponsorship.

  • Looking for alliances, partnerships, and investment opportunities and reviewing and advising on contracts.

  • Taking over any/all job responsibilities that any other board member cannot accomplish 

  • Maintaining 75% attendance to meetings and events 

  • Gaining a minimum of one general sponsorship for the group throughout the year 

  • Assisting in gaining event sponsorship 

  • Sit on at least 1 Sub-Committee

  • Assisting in bringing new members to the group 

  • Assisting in getting people to attend events

  • Ensuring communication between board members 

  • Assisting the President in handling any/ all objections, disagreements, complaints, arguments, etc. from anyone within the network or out.

Treasurer

The treasurer position is responsible for corporate liquidity, investments, and risk management related to the company's financial activities. Principal Accountabilities: Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and funds available for investment.


Treasurer Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive event budget based on historical data, fundraising goal and input from committee chairs

  • Establish financial policies and operations, where required

  • Review all contracts and manage payment of invoices for service

  • Maintain financial records and prepare final accounting of net revenues

  • Issues tax receipts, where required

  • Ensure all members pay for their food/drinks during non-sponsored meetings. 

  • Invoicing sponsors for payment at least one month before payment is due. 

  • Ensure all event and overall sponsors have paid their bill. 

  • Reaching out to any unpaid sponsors. 

  • Running meetings in the President, Vice President, and Secretary’s absence 

  • Maintaining effective records and administration

  • Meeting with the President, Vice President, Board or Member when needed. 

  • To assist in the direction of The Social Media Association, develop short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies, and ensure the group's compliance with the stated mission.

  • Assisting the President and Vice President in updating and revising plans to increase The Social Media Association’s profitability and progress.

  • Creating and maintaining relationships with the community and industry leaders and encouraging business investments/ sponsorship.

  • Assisting in gaining event sponsorship 

  • Sit on the Event’s Sponsorship Committee 

  • Assisting in getting people to attend events

  • Assisting all board members in their efforts if need be 

  • Possibly taking over job responsibilities that another board member cannot accomplish 

  • Maintaining 75% attendance to meetings and events 

  • Gaining a minimum of one general sponsorship for the group throughout the year 

  • Assisting in bringing new members to the group 

  • Ensuring communication between board members 

Secretary

The Secretary performs basic clerical, organizational and office responsibilities for The Social Media Association. They help manage the “front office” and handle administrative matters. Duties of the secretary help The Social Media Association stay organized and on track.


Secretary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring meetings are effectively organized and minutes are recorded 

  • Running meetings in the President’s and Vice President’s absence 

  • Maintaining effective records and administration

  • Meeting with the President, Vice President, Board or Member when needed. 

  • To assist in the direction of The Social Media Association, develop short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies, and ensure the group's compliance with the stated mission.

  • Assisting the President and Vice President in updating and revising plans to increase The Social Media Association’s profitability and progress.

  • Creating and maintaining relationships with the community and industry leaders and encouraging business investments/ sponsorship.

  • Sending website updates such as new member listings, updated meeting/ event information, etc. to the web developer.  

  • Assisting in gaining event sponsorship 

  • Have knowledge of the sub-committee’s activities. 

  • Assisting in getting people to attend events

  • Assisting all board members in their efforts if need be 

  • Possibly taking over job responsibilities that another board member cannot accomplish 

  • Maintaining 75% attendance to meetings and events 

  • Gaining a minimum of one general sponsorship for the group throughout the year 

  • Assisting in bringing new members to the group 

  • Ensuring communication between board members 

programming chair

The Programming Chair provides leadership for the entire programming and planning process; orchestrating the overall production, providing guidance to volunteers as needed, and making the final decisions. The Chair is the spokesperson for the entire group – articulating the goals and progress of the event and providing an event evaluation to the organization’s executive members.

 

Programming Chair Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with the President, Vice President, Board or Members when needed. 

  • To assist in the direction of The Social Media Association, develop short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies, and ensure the group's compliance with the stated mission.

  • Assisting the President and Vice President in updating and revising plans to increase The Social Media Association’s profitability and progress.

  • Creating and maintaining relationships with the community and industry leaders and encouraging business investments/ sponsorship.

  • Running meetings in the President’s, Vice President’s, Secretary, New Member Chair, and Marketing Chair’s absence. 

  • Assisting in gaining general sponsorships. 

  • Assisting all board members in their efforts if need be. 

  • Possibly taking over job responsibilities that another board member cannot accomplish.

  • Maintaining 75% attendance to meetings and 100% attendance at events. 

  • Gaining a minimum of one general sponsorship for the group throughout the year. 

  • Assisting in bringing new members to the group 

  • Ensuring communication between board members 

  • Oversee the entire event planning, execution and follow-up process

  • Establish a task management schedule.

  • Recruit key volunteers and motivate committee members to chair various committees

  • Communicate responsibilities and ensure objectives are met.

  • Ensure communication between committees and other board members is active and productive.

  • Chair committee meetings and foster an environment that generates new and exciting ideas.

  • Establish budget and maintain financial controls with the Board. 

  • Responsible for all final decisions regarding events/ programming. 

  • Keeping papers and records organized for events on the shared Minutes.  

  • Develop a comprehensive media contact list. 

  • Create and distribute media package, press releases and follow-up advertising. 

membership chair

A membership chairperson is responsible for the identification and selection of new members. The membership chairperson may host special events for the sole purpose of meeting and greeting prospective members and this role may also issue letters of invitation to suitable membership candidates. 


 

Membership Chair Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, monitor, document and manage membership development plans and materials for The Social Media Association to recruit and retain members, and encourage former members to rejoin.

  • Meeting with the President, Vice President, Board or Members when needed. 

  • To assist in the direction of The Social Media Association, develop short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies, and ensure the group's compliance with the stated mission.

  • Assisting the President and Vice President in updating and revising plans to increase The Social Media Association’s profitability and progress.

  • Creating and maintaining relationships with the community and industry leaders and encouraging business investments/ sponsorship.

  • Running meetings in the President’s, Vice President’s, and Secretary’s absence. 

  • Keeping papers and records organized 

  • Engage chapter members in recruitment plans and foster greater involvement.

  • Add names and contact information of prospective members to the Google Document under “Chapter Lists” within three days of the meeting. 

  • Become aware of reasons why members do not join/ come back and alert President and Vice President. Suggest changes to make the group more attractive for those members. 

  • Inform members of membership, how it works, and any applicable guidelines, benefits, and awards. 

  • Work with the marketing chair to answer questions from social media regarding joining. 

  • Work with the marketing chair to identify and attend events to recruit new members. 

  • Fully understand and express the benefits of membership to anyone interested in joining. 

  • Update member information if they change jobs, move, etc. 

  • Make sure all New Members receive a “Welcome Package” within one week of the meeting. 

  • Assisting in gaining event sponsorship 

  • Sit on at least one Event’s Committee

  • Assisting in getting people to attend events

  • Assisting all board members in their efforts if need be 

  • Possibly taking over job responsibilities that another board member cannot accomplish 

  • Maintaining 75% attendance to meetings and events 

  • Gaining a minimum of one general sponsorship for the group throughout the year 

  • Assisting in bringing new members to the group 

  • Ensuring communication between board members 

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