Government Connections - Winter 2010 - (Page 16)

THAT’S TECHNOLOGY SGMP Nation Live By Mike Downard, CGMP OVER THE PAST two years we have taken leaps and bounds with technology at SGMP. As a result, we are delivering more than ever to our members through online services. Nearly 400 of you are already fans of SGMP on Facebook, at SGMPNation. If you have not joined our online community, now is the time! We regularly update the site with pictures, interesting news and events. In addition to the new Facebook presence, we recently updated our own website. With our new website, we have integrated our Association Management System. Every member of SGMP already has a record within that system and can log in today! Registration for this year’s conference will be done using your pre-assigned login, so if you have not visited the Members Only area yet, now is the time to make sure you are prepared. Not only will registration be available through your login, but you can renew your membership, sign up for CGMP courses and access a developing set of tools for all of our members. Already, you can search for your peer members with the online membership directory. Within the next few months we will be releasing brand new benefits for our members that will only be available through your login. Keep an eye on your email and, of course, our website for updates. G Mike Downard, CGMP is SGMPs Membership and IT manager and can be reached at 16 GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | WINTER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2010

Government Connections - Winter 2010
Table of Contents
President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Education Edge
That’s Technology
Supplier Strategy
Plan Green
Travel Tips and Trends
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
The Per Diem Pendulum
Contact Sport vs. Meeting Professionals
Raining Cats & Dogs
Are You Planning to Fail?
7 Deadly Sins of Small Meetings
Meeting Follow-Up is Key to Success
SGMP Nation
Membership News
Conference Connection
Advertisers’ Index
The Meeting Minute

Government Connections - Winter 2010