Volunteer with Social Media Club Atlanta

<TL/DR Version> Fill out this form to volunteer to help with SMCATL!

Longer Version: 

Thank you for expressing an interest in volunteering with the Social Media Club Atlanta. We are a 100% volunteer run organization that provides social and digital marketing professionals with education, professional growth, and networking opportunities.


Social Media Club Atlanta (or SMCATL) is the Atlanta chapter of Social Media Club, a global organization with over 350 chapters worldwide, and the worlds largest community of social media professionals. Social Media Club launched in August of 2006 in San Francisco. It rapidly grew to multiple cities across the US, and soon globally. The Atlanta chapter was founded in 2009.

Here in Atlanta, we have two different types of events.

Coffee and Content. These morning meetings are informal discussions led by a subject matter expert. We want to capitalize on the collective genius of our community, enabling all of our unique missions to succeed through best practices and shared experience. Over a good “Cup of Joe” our professional networks will morph into friendship, thus living out one of the key characteristics of the Social Media Club. Meetings typically run from 8 am to 9:15 am and are hosted at digital agencies or other cool spaces around town.  We typically have 7 morning events throughout the year.

Evening Meetings. These meetings are the more traditional professional meeting that you would expect. They include a networking/cocktail hour with food, beer & wine, and other beverages, and then a more formal presentation or panel discussion by marketing experts at brands, agencies, and other organizations. We typically have 4 evening events per year, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

In 2020, we are planning to have both morning and evening meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month whenever possible. (There are some meetings that may need to be adjusted due to holidays or speaker conflicts.)  


Committees and Volunteers

As mentioned, SMCATL is a 100% volunteer run organization. We would not be able to run, or exist, without people who volunteer their time to the organization allowing us to distribute more evenly the work it takes to operate, grow membership, and increase event attendance. Our current 2020 structure is below, we would love to talk more about how you feel you can contribute.

  • Board of Directors:
    • President – Brian Rudolph
    • Vice President – Candace McCaffery
    • President Elect – Amanda Oliver
    • Secretary – Open
    • Treasurer – Open
  • Committees:
    • Programming
      • Chair: Amanda Oliver
      • Committee Members
        • Jason Dominy
        • Open
        • Open
        • Open
    • Partnerships and Sponsorships
      • Chair: Brian Rudolph
      • Committee Member
        • Open
        • Open
    • Production/Logistics
      • Chair: Open
      • Committee Members
        • Devika Angihotri
        • Minka Wiggins
        • Open
        • Open
    • Communication
      • Chair: Jeremy Juhasz
      • Committee Members
        • Candace McCaffery
        • Mandi Cox
        • Open
        • Open
    • Membership
      • Chair: Candace McCaffery
      • Committee Members
        • Minka Wiggins
        • Open
        • Open

We have a standing leadership conference call the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.  The agenda for each call will be published in advance.  Everyone will not need to attend each month – it will depend on the topics being discussed or events being planned. We also have a leadership Slack channel for communication between meetings.

As a board member or committee member, we ask for the following:

  • Commit to a minimum one-year term.
  • Official membership in the Social Media Club Global organization (any level.) Leadership receives a 50% discount on SMC membership each year that they are participating in a leadership role.
  • Assistance in personal promotion of SMCATL events and activities through your own social networks

Board members and committee members will receive:

  • Listing and promotion on the Social Media Club Atlanta Website
  • Leader Spotlight blog post and inclusion in email communication
  • Priority consideration for host/sponsorship, or employee recruitment opportunities

For additional background an overview of each committees responsibilities are below.

We really appreciate your interest in volunteering.

To participate and contribute, please fill out the volunteer form here.

We will add you to our leadership slack channel, and put you in touch with the appropriate committee lead.

Thank you again, we are looking forward to an AMAZING 2020!

Brian Rudolph
President, Social Media Club Atlanta


——- SMCATL Committee Descriptions ——


1) Programming

At the heart of the Social Media Club is great interactive events. The Programming Committee manages all aspects of the activity calendar for the local chapter. This committee is responsible for:

  • Developing and managing the schedule of events
  • Identifying topics for upcoming events
  • Securing speakers and subject matter experts
  • Preparing the event program for each event, including agenda, speaker bios, directions, etc
  • Hand off event information to Communications Committee for promotion and Promotions Committee for planning and coordination of event.


2) Partnership and Sponsorship Committee

The Partnership/Sponsorship Committee seeks out and manages opportunities for Social Media Club Atlanta to partner with other social media/digital/marketing organizations (both national and local.) This person is responsible for:

  • Managing relationships with other national and local social media-related organizations
  • Identify marketing/in-kind sponsorship opportunities with local marketing and technology organizations
  • Find opportunities to provide added value discounts, co-sponsored events and other partnership opportunities.
  • Development/maintenance of sponsorship categories and documentation
  • Identify and facilitate businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring or hosting upcoming activities
  • Managing relationships with past and future event sponsors, co-sponsors and venue sponsors


3) Communications Committee

Promotion is key to the ultimate success of SMCATL –and the earlier the better! This committee is responsible for:

  • Creating/managing content calendars
  • Managing the Social Media Club Atlanta website, blog, email, and social channels
  • Publicizing events through social media and traditional channels
  • Writing/securing writers for post-event blog posts/recaps
  • Managing photography, audio and/or video from events.


4) Production/Logistics Committee

This committee is responsible for all logistical aspects of event execution, including:

  • Staffing and managing event registration table
  • Coordinating with venue on audio and video requirements if applicable
  • Coordinating food and drink with event sponsors and/or venue
  • Managing giveaways and all-other onsite activities.


5) Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for three important roles:

  • Managing the master membership list of the chapter, and acting as the primary liaison to the SMC Global organization
  • Developing ideas for increasing and promoting local membership in Social Media Club
  • Working inpartnership with the Communications Director to manage the SMC website presence and Facebook Group