Strategic Alliances Committee 2017-2018


The Strategic Alliances Committee seeks to forge partnerships between the MPI Minnesota Chapter and its partners to financially support and enhance the programs offered by the chapter. The committee is responsible for designing partnership policies and guidelines, soliciting partnerships with our planners and suppliers and following up to ensure that the defined benefits of partnering with the chapter are met. The committee is responsible for overseeing special events and fundraising for our chapter.

Vice President of Strategic Alliances
The Vice President’s responsibilities are to provide oversight to the various sub-committees (i.e. Community Outreach, Holiday Party, Spring Social), oversee and manage all accounting for the chapter by working with our association management company, and to serve as a leader for the committee, encouraging them to meet their goals.    

Director of Strategic Alliances
The chief responsibilities of the Director are supporting the VP of Strategic Alliances on budgeting disbursements and questions, supporting the various sub-committees (Spring Social, Holiday Party and Scholarship), and managing committee paperwork (TSRs, roster). This position is a two-year commitment, becoming Vice President of Strategic Alliances in the second year. 

Director of Strategic Sponsorships and Advertising
The chief responsibilities of the Director are to manage the sponsorship and advertising efforts for the chapter, including cash, in-kind, venue and advertising. In addition to managing the sponsorship and advertising efforts, this role is also responsible for managing the volunteers of this sub-committee. This position is a 1-year commitment. 

Community Outreach

Chair and Co-Chair positions: Oversees the Community Outreach committee and assigns tasks as needed. Time Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per month

CSR Volunteer – Works with Chairs to identify additional opportunities for our chapter to give back to the community. (E.g. Dress for Success drive at the 2015 September monthly meeting) Time Commitment: 1 – 2 hours per month

Bake Sale Volunteer – Works with local hotels and restaurants to secure baked items to sell at the December monthly meeting. Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hours per month (November and December)

Piggy Bank Volunteer – Manages the piggy banks that are placed on the tables at each monthly meeting. Volunteer is responsible for setting banks on tables, collecting at the end of the meeting and tallying funds raised. Time Commitment: 30 minutes – 1 hour per month

Scholarships

Chair: Oversees the Scholarship committee and assigns tasks as needed. Time Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per month

Judge Volunteer: Reviews scholarship submissions provided by Chair and Vice Chair. Time Commitment: 1 – 2 hours per month (May)

Special Events

Holiday Celebration & Silent Auction

Chair and Co-Chair positions: Oversees the Holiday Party / Silent Auction committee and assigns tasks as needed. Time Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per month (commitment may increase as event approaches)

Event Volunteer: Works with Chairs on assigned tasks, which may include: (but are not limited to) being a liaison between venue and MPI, management of food and beverage, audio visual, or creative and signage. Since this event also involves a silent auction there are additional duties pertaining to that, including: bidding tool liaison and sourcing of auction items. Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours per month depending on task (commitment may increase as event approaches)

Spring Event

Chair and Co-Chair positions: Oversees the Spring Event committee and assigns tasks as needed. Time Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per month (commitment may increase as event approaches)

Event Volunteer: Works with Chairs on assigned tasks, which may include: (but are not limited to) being a liaison between venue and MPI, management of food and beverage, audio visual, activities, or creative and signage. Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours per, month depending on task (commitment may increase as event approaches)

Sponsorships and Advertising

Venue Sponsorship Volunteer: Secures venues for MPI Minnesota events, including Monthly Meetings, Holiday Party, Membership Mingles, iConnect, and Board meetings/retreats. Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours per month 

Cash Sponsorship Volunteer: Secures cash sponsorships from our suppliers and members, utilizing the sponsorship packet as a tool. Includes year-round and monthly opportunities, iConnect and Spring Event. Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours per month   

In-Kind Sponsorship Volunteer: Secures in-kind sponsorships from our suppliers and members for various meetings and events taking place throughout the year. Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours per month

Sponsorship Fulfillment Volunteer: Works with related Sponsorship & Advertising volunteers and appropriate committees to ensure that the inclusions offered based on level of sponsorship are fulfilled. Includes tracking fulfillment for venue, cash and in-kind sponsorships. Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hours per month

iConnect Sponsorship Fulfillment Volunteer: Works with related Sponsorship & Advertising volunteers and appropriate committees to ensure that the inclusions offered based on level of sponsorship are fulfilled. Includes tracking fulfillment for both iConnect cash and in-kind sponsorships. Time Commitment: 1 – 2 hours per week (November through February, commitment may increase as event approaches)

Marketing

Marketing Liaison Volunteer: Works with committee to highlight and feature upcoming projects/events in chapter communications. Sits in on committee meetings to take notes. Develops marketing pieces and submits them for publication to the Marketing & Communications team. Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours per month 

Team Members

Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2010
Barb Madigan
Senior Sales Executive
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
6129911990
Director, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2015
Marisa Hovde
Director of Sales & Marketing
Radisson RED Minneapolis
612-252-7739
Director, Special Events
Member since 2009
Clint Greenebaum,

CMP

Director of Sales & Marketing
Crowne Plaza Aire
952-876-8659
Director, Sponsorships and Advertising
Member since 2016
Karin Peterson,

CMP

Events & Sponsorships Manager
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
6124927670