10 Reasons to Become a PRSA Member
Originally published on www.prsa.org.
 

  1. Advance as a Professional
    PRSA's Professional Development gives you the highest value at the most reasonable prices with on-site seminars and conferences, tele-seminars and e-learning as well as the most dynamic yearly gathering of the industry, the International Conference, all available to help you become an even better professional. 

  2. Join a Nationwide Network of Chapters, Professional Interest Sections, and Affinity Groups
    With a network of more than 100 Chapters nationwide, you have an unparalleled opportunity to be a pivotal member in your local public relations community. Multiply the effectiveness of your membership by joining one or more practice-specific Professional Interest Sections or an Affinity Group.

  3. Enjoy and learn from PRSA's award-winning media
    PRSA’s resource-rich Web site offers you a comprehensive online guide to the organization, programs and products of the Society. In the mail, members also receive  The Public Relations Strategist, the only quarterly print publication designed for executive-level public relations practitioners, plus Public Relations Tactics, the wideranging, monthly tabloid written by seasoned professionals in a snappy, easy to read format.

  4. Manage Your Career
    You have job search assistance right at your fingertips through our
    JobCenter, where you can view job listings, or post your resume.  Blue Chip Expert gives you access to an online forum that lists contract work assignments as well as professionals seeking work.  Review Requests for Proposal at the RFP Exchange.

  5. Find a Mentor
    Need advice from a seasoned professional? The Mentoring program, offered through the
    College of Fellows, provides guidance from Accredited professionals with 20 or more years experience.  Members of the New Professionals Affinity Group can also arrange for a mentor through their program.

  6. PRC Search answers your public relations research questions
    This quick and easy research service is accessible right from your desk.  Our Professional Resource Center maintains bibliographic references to thousands of editorial abstracts from the Society's periodicals and publications, including thousands of Silver and Bronze Anvil campaign profiles.

  7. PR Issues & Trends
    This daily news monitoring service reports on industry trends, advocacy and other issues impacting the profession and the professional.  It is a review of the day's most relevant stories, and is e-mailed to members each business day.  If you are not currently receiving this, or have questions, 
    e-mail us.

  8. Be recognized for your work
    Your skills can be celebrated through the Silver Anvil and Bronze Anvil Awards programs, which recognize the best in public relations campaigns and tactics.  PRSA additionally recognizes practitioners with its individual awards.

  9. Exclusive member rates and members-only offers
    Your membership allows you exclusive access to the entire database of PRSA members, plus
    members-only services and products.  You are eligible for special rates on office supplies, air freight and items from the PRSA Store.  In addition, you may apply for a PRSA member credit card, business and general liability insurance.

  10. Be a leader through PRSA: Advance the Profession
    Take advantage of the effective, challenging and rewarding avenues for leadership that are open to all, ranging from local hands-on involvement to national visibility.
     

So why wait? Read more about the many benefits of PRSA membership or join today!


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