PPMP was founded by and has an exclusive silent sponsorship relationship with The Ascent Services Group. This unique silent sponsorship arrangement is rooted in an important philosophy of the founding company. Ascent has long told clients that before they undertake an initiative, buy a piece of software, engage a staffing company or hire a consultant they should try to connect with as many of their peers as possible to inform their decisions and gain additional perspective at no cost. In order to deliver on a capability for buyers to do this Ascent created a unique set of associations that meet specific needs and are governed by certain guidelines. Project Portfolio Management Professionals exists in order to serve the interests of its members and create goodwill for Ascent.
The Associations are led by steering committee members who are association members. It is led “by the members for the members” and this governance structure is integral to the integrity of the organization and the mission. Steering committee members sign off on topics and speakers and approve new steering committee members.
The only way to ensure the integrity of the association and the quality of the membership experience is to maintain a sole silent sponsor. Adding sponsors adds the sales and marketing agendas of other companies and changes the quality of the member experience.
Take advantage of this network. It is free, it is high quality, it is vendor free and you will benefit from and contribute to elevating the discipline. If this seems too good to be true we encourage you to reach out to members or the steering committee to get their perspective of the benefits of participation in the group.
See more at: http://www.ppmprofessionals.org/sponsorship-policy#sthash.Tyvy8nZt.dpuf