Volunteer at MPI

When YOU volunteer, you build relationships that make MPI—and your industry—even stronger.

 

MPI Volunteers

MPI relies on its volunteers in support of achieving its strategic objectives and mission. We rely on our volunteers’ knowledge, skill and time, and in return, our volunteers learn, grow, meet new people and expand their network. Opportunities are available at the chapter and international levels. 

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2024 International Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteer opportunities range from high-level strategic planning to campaigning and fundraising for MPI Foundation. 

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Each council, committee, or task force is commissioned on an annual basis by that year's chair of the International Board of Directors and MPI's president and CEO to provide MPI with vital industry perspective on urgent concerns in the community, as well as perform fundamental governance functions for MPI Global.

 

Develop the strategy and plan to harness and activate the influence of the MPI community in the fight to end human trafficking across all MPI channels (chapters, social, publishing, social media, live events, web), including the development of market messaging, educational programming, social engagement calendar (e.g., social media, e-newsletters, chapter newsletters, etc.), market activation plan (e.g. where MPI is engaged and “shows-up”; i.e., WEC, EMEC, IMEX, chapter events).

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Provide feedback and input on MPI Global initiatives and strategy as requested by MPI staff on issues directly impacting chapters and members. Provide input on issues presented through the MPI Cares program. Will provide input on how to operationalize chapter RISE recipient educational programs. Serves as the governing body for lifetime membership applications and processes.

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Assist in the development of strategy and project plans designed to connect emerging professionals with MPI chapters and MPI global offerings that support those new to the industry and the transition from student to industry professional. Identify key data trends related to emerging leaders that help better address their needs and research and identify a mentorship model that best suits MPI and its members.

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The objective of our Sustainability Advisory Council is to leverage the diverse expertise and perspectives of its members to provide informed recommendations focused on advancing sustainable practices within MPI and the live events industry, offering guidance on environmental and social responsibility initiatives, and sharing key information and resources to foster sustainability throughout our operations. The Council will support and enhance MPI’s initiatives to raise awareness around sustainability by advising on content and actions related to responsible practices that align with the values of our community and industry.

Identify objectives and key results that will help MPI achieve its inclusion, diversity and equity goals across board and chapter leadership, membership, and communities. Maintain the equality & justice resource page on the website and advise on collaborative methods to build a diverse community of MPI members. Continue to promote MPI as a thought leader.

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Lead the annual promotion and evaluation of RISE awards submissions, ensuring the winners represent the diversity of our community, and make recommendations to the International Board of Directors. Regularly assess the program design, impact, celebration, and awareness of the RISE awards.

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The Council of Regional Chairs will be responsible for fostering collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement across the established MPI regions, providing strategic direction, benchmarking, best practices and mentorship. They will create a cohesive and effective regional council that will support and empower their respective regions, while providing mentorship and support to Chapter leaders. By participating on this committee, the Regional Chairs will enhance their leadership skills, share knowledge and work with their regions to implement best practices.  The goal is to provide strategic leadership and promote consistency, innovation and the highest standards of performance across all regions.

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This task force is tasked with providing valuable input, researching best practices and, if necessary, recommending changes to the existing Principles of Professionalism.  Any recommendations for revisions will be presented to the International Board of Directors for consideration and potential implementation.

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announcements ADVISORY BOARDS

These Advisory Boards have been commissioned by MPI Staff. Their objectives reflect needs identified by specific business units.

 

Offer recommendations to MPI Global on any issues and/or concerns that arise through the Communities, its associated Forum, marketing efforts and/or event activations. Provide consultation and input on community and engagement.

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Advise MPI around relevant education through reviewing and validating speaker proposals for MPI’s signature event, WEC and act as a sounding board, providing input for topics, advice on speakers, and educational format.

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Provide consultation and recommendations to aid MPI’s research initiatives, specifically on new education, industry advocacy, thought leadership, new efforts and expanded partnerships. Serve as facilitators for recommended research efforts, composing, fielding, and providing analytics and data-oriented recommendations. As appropriate, develop white papers for use by MPI as lead gen/thought leadership; and research the competitive landscape in the business events sector.

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Provide insights, support and feedback as needed for MPI Global public relations initiatives. Offer potential media relations contacts and exposure, as available.

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announcements  REGIONAL COUNCILS

These councils work with members of their regional community to fundraise and develop programs in support of the MPI Foundation and are governed by the Global Board of Trustees.

 

Actively support the Global Board of Trustees EMEA council chair by raising funds through engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

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Actively support the Global Board of Trustees LATAM council chair by raising funds through engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

Best in class in saying Thanks to our donors. The committee will create a collaborative process with MPI Sales/Fulfillment team that incorporates all aspects of acknowledgement and gratitude, impact reporting, recognition, feedback from donors.  Shift communication from a focus on MPI Foundation needs to donor’s interests.  The overall process should focus on donor retention. The committee will review extending beyond the initial donation and should develop sample communications, surveys to donors, review of current recognition levels, etc.

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Actively support the Global Board of Trustees Canada council chair by raising funds through engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

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Actively support the Global Board of Trustees United States appointed council chair in the development and implementation of fundraising activities. Responsibilities include engagement with chapters, industry influencers, their own organizations, and professional networks to promote the value of the MPI Foundation to their community and to solicit funds. Council members collaborate to create individual and council fundraising activities including solicitation and acquisition of silent auction items.

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Enhance current Auction success and manage portfolio to achieve higher return. The Auction Committee will pursue procurement of auctions items and effectively manage the portfolio to complement fundraising goals for all identified silent and live auctions. They will engage with trustees and councils by reaching out to donors, soliciting donations, and maximizing the revenue generated by creating marketable packages.  After each auction, the committee will evaluate the event’s success and gather feedback with a focus on improvements for future auctions.

 

announcements INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS & GLOBAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The board of directors is comprised of industry leaders with experiences in various disciplines within the meetings, entertainment, and event industry. They provide valuable oversight and guidance to MPI's organizational planning and directives. 

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Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

Members can begin their volunteer work in their local chapter or region. By working collaboratively on your local chapter’s activities, you will create life-long relationships with peers who have a common interest in the meetings and events industry.   To learn more about your local chapter’s volunteer opportunities, find your chapter on the MPI chapter directory. 

Ad-hoc volunteer 
Working on a one-time, clearly defined task without long-term commitment
(ex. monitoring registration, table host) 

Committee member 
Working on a segment of chapter tasks (ex. membership, communications, special events)

Committee chair 
Leading a group of volunteers that are working on a segment of chapter tasks 

Board member providing
Strategic oversight of a segment of committees (ex. finance, marketing/communications) 


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Apply now for an MPI Foundation Committee

Are you interested in serving on the Auction, Stewardship or a Fundraising Council? You can still apply!

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