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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP IN PRSA

 

As a professional society, the benefits of PRSA membership are designed for and delivered to you, as an individual, and are not transferable. Many beneficial resources are included in your membership, while others are available at a reduced member rate. Refer to the links provided for more information (these links will take you to the PRSA website).  To become a member of PRSA, please contact Jill Wagner.

 

Professional Development

You will receive discounted registration on professional development programs. Stay ahead of the latest trends, hear experts in related fields, understand the latest measurement and evaluation research and prepare yourself for the future of the profession by participating in one of our hundreds of programs offered each year.

 

Publications

Your PRSA membership brings you unparalleled information sources right to your desk. From magazines to newspapers to books to the Web, your membership entitles you to free access to the kind of information that can make you a better informed, more effective practitioner. Members receive complimentary subscriptions to Public Relations Tactics and The Strategist, plus discounts on other books and publications.

 

Career Assistance

As a PRSA member, you have job search assistance literally at your fingertips. Stimulate your career using our extensive online resources. Visit the career reading room, the classified job list and links to public relations career resources. Also, reach the best employers by posting your resume.  Try our JobCenter today!

 

Mentoring by the College of Fellows

Need advice from a seasoned professional? The PRSA Mentoring Program, offered through the College of Fellows, provides guidance both online and in person from Accredited professionals with 20 or more years of experience concerning specific challenges or issues you face.

 

Professional Resource Center

PRSA members have low cost access to key resources, including hundreds of public relations campaign award winners plus the most up-to-date industry trends and most recent research findings, in video, publications, monographs or reprints through the Professional Resource Center. Join PRConline, a community of fellow practitioners, for an exchange of ideas, discussion and advice.

 

Awards and Recognition

PRSA recognizes public relations programs and public relations tactics for excellence in the profession through the Silver Anvil and Bronze Anvil awards. Through its five different individual awards programs, PRSA recognizes individuals who, during the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the profession. PRSA individual awards are the Gold Anvil, the Outstanding Educator, the Paul M. Lund Public Service Award, the PRSA Public Relations Professional of the Year, and the Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA.

 

MemberNet

Your Membership Card with Member Identification Numbers will allow you to access a series of members-only services. The inaugural new members-only service is PRSA MemberNet, a secure Web site. For the first time, MemberNet will allow PRSA members to update their contact information online, or to search the PRSA Membership Directory (Blue Book) for the most current information on PRSA members. It will be convenient, up-to-date and secure. As they are introduced, we will let you know about the other new members-only services.

 

PRSA Leadership Opportunities

Your PRSA membership opens effective, challenging and rewarding avenues to leadership, ranging from local involvement to national visibility. Leadership positions are available through chapters, professional interest sections, and national committees. PRSA members may also participate as a delegate to the PRSA Assembly, the Society's governing body.

 

New! Office Products

Office Depot, the world's leading reseller of office products, and PRSA are pleased to announce a strategic agreement to offer PRSA members special online prices for select Office Depot products. PRSA members are offered an exclusive PRSA list of 50 specially priced items. But, that’s not all. In addition, PRSA members can access more than 14,000 competitively priced products, get FREE delivery on all orders (regardless of order size), have next day delivery to customers in Office Depot's local trading areas and receive FREE technical support via phone and e-mail. Note: The special pricing for PRSA members is for products ordered online only; it does not apply to purchases at Office Depot retail stores.  Members, to access this special pricing, click here to log into MemberNet, then click on the Office Depot logo.

 

New! Conference Calling Service

Connect-us Group Communications, in a preferred vendor agreement with PRSA, offers members and chapters an easy and flexible way—with its basic service, Conference Anytime!—to audio conference with your clients or committees 24 hours a day without having to make a reservation or go through an operator. You will receive your own 800 number and passcodes for the low price of just $.11 per minute per person.

 

Connect-us also offers EventCall!, operator-assisted conferencing starting at just $.20 per minute per person and WebAnytime!, a web-conferencing component that incorporates computer visuals with your phone conference for $200 per 50 person room with a one time activation fee of $50.

 

For details on these services, click here. To learn about special rates for PRSA members or chapters, or for information, contact Len Lashower, Connect-us, at (866)397-9247 or e-mail LLashower@callconnect-us.com

 

For more information, contact PRSA Member Services at 212-995-2230 or membership@prsa.org.

 

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PRSA Central California Chapter

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