IAMCP-US October 2018 Newsletter – Letter from the President
Hello IAMCP-US Community,
It’s the beginning of Microsoft’s 2019 FY and we are starting the year off with our 2018 Membership Survey. Our organization must continually evolve to meet the needs of our members. We are always looking for ways to improve our organization and, more importantly, the member experience.
To help us evaluate our performance, we are asking all members to take a few minutes to complete this survey. The information collected will let us know what we are doing well and areas that we can improve upon to ensure that our members get the best benefit possible from participation.
Information on completing the survey is included in this newsletter. We will also be emailing it to all members and providing this information to each of the chapters as well. I encourage you all to take this survey – we would like 100% participation, so please be sure to participate. You can access the survey directly by following this link: http://bit.ly/IAMCP2018Survey.
The IAMCP-US continues to grow and we are very excited about our development. Below is Bruce Marshall from Microsoft acknowledging our success in August. We are excited to have Bruce back supporting us.
My chapter visits continue and most recently I have visited the Raleigh, North Carolina, the Southern California North and the Southern California chapters. The Raleigh chapter, with David Poole as president, held their restart meeting in August and I was in attendance. I am very excited about the potential growth for Raleigh and their desire to become an IAMCP fully-licensed chapter.
My visit to Southern California was hosted by former IAMCP president, Ro Kolakowski, IAMCP vice president, David Gersten, and Sharon Chang. I was very impressed with my visit to the Southern California North chapter and the group was very unified. They shared several testimonials for lead and prospect sharing.
The following day, I attended the IAMCP Southern California meeting hosted by their president, Eric Klauss. Over 100 people were registered for the meeting and I was honored to present and represent the IAMCP-US. I learned a lot from attending the meeting and will share the best practices with the United States Board of Directors. Some of the best practices included co-selling with the Microsoft stores, new member sign-up and the monthly break-out meetings.
We are very pleased to announce that membership has increased by over 20% in the last 12 months. We are currently at the highest membership totals since 2014.
I want to remind everyone that growing the IAMCP membership is our responsibility, so please us help promote our success stories on the IAMCP website. In addition, we have announced our new Virtual Chapter, which will be led by Laura Peters and is designed to support IAMCP members that are not located near a current IAMCP chapter.
Furthermore, we have announced the winner for the “New Member Growth Challenge,” and the award was won by Eric Klauss and the Southern California Chapter. Congratulations to Titu Sarder from New York and EJ Harof from Atlanta for their increase in new members.
In conclusion, I am extremely excited about the progress that we have made in the first nine months of my position. We are progressing very well to make the IAMCP the best Microsoft Partner Organization on the planet!
US Board of Directors