APMP Surpasses the 6,000 Member Mark
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Director of Marketing & Communications
Surpasses the 6,000 Member Mark
Global Industry Sees the
Value in Professional Association Membership
Washington, DC, March 5,
2015 – Today APMP® announced that it now has more than 6,000 members,
tracking with progressive global growth in the association’s 26 year history.
APMP was formed in 1989, with 28 charter members.
Today, APMP has become a worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the
process of winning business through proposals, capture, business development,
sales and marketing and has 26 chapters around the world,
including more than 2,500 members from Fortune 500 companies.
"The membership growth is a direct response to the industry’s
continued need for advanced certification, best practices, reliable resources,
research and networking opportunities. Above all, APMP helps our members in
their professional and career development goals,” said Rick Harris, Executive
APMP membership increased 15 percent from February 2014 through
February 2015, at a time when other professional associations are either losing
members, struggling to stay flat or anticipate much more modest annual growth
of between four to six percent.
The 6,000th APMP member is Maryke Otto, Bid
Manager from Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa. She
belongs to the APMP South Africa Chapter and will receive an additional
year of APMP membership at no extra cost. Almost half of APMP membership is
found outside the United States, primarily in Europe, proving a global need for
the resources APMP membership delivers.
These APMP member benefits, sought by industry professionals, account for the
steady global membership growth:
- Access to the APMP Body of Knowledge, an online Wiki-style collection of research-based resources
and templates, representing industry best practices in a universal language for
- APMP Certification opportunities, which demonstrate mastery of industry
knowledge and best practices, improving organizational expertise.
- Publications, industry data,
research and webinars that are included as benefits of APMP membership.
- Networking opportunities, such as
APMP’s Bid and Proposal Con annual conference, and regional chapter events.
APMP corporate membership has grown more than 100 percent since 2013, as large
global organizations increasingly see the value in leveraging group membership
and APMP Certification opportunities that empower their staff with stronger
skills to win more.
To learn more about APMP membership benefits, please visit http://www.apmp.org/?page=MembershipHome.
APMP® is the worldwide
authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business
through proposals, bids, capture, business development and presentations. APMP
is a non-profit membership organization founded in August 1989 and began with
28 charter members. Today, the Association has 6,000+ members and 26 active
chapters worldwide. Membership includes proposal and business development
professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business
development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business
capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design,
desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. For more
information, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and Communications,
+1-703-281-1686+1-703-281-1686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.