Membership Benefits

PRSA Membership: One Network. Many Opportunities

Connect. Learn. Advocate.

Career-long relationships are a highly valued asset developed through active membership with the PRSA community. The more you volunteer and participate, the faster you expand your network and exposure to leading public relations professionals.

PRSA provides career-enhancing tools and resources, as well as an array of networking opportunities to help you enhance your career experience. You can engage with other public relations professionals across a variety of specialties, industries and experience levels.

National Membership Options Are Based on Your Professional Experience
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  • Do you have more than three years of experience in public relations? 
    Join as a Member ($255 annual dues plus a one-time $65 initiation fee).
  • Do you have less than three years of experience in public relations? 
    Join as an Associate Member ($115 - $200 annual dues based on years experience).
  • Were you a PRSSA member? And did you graduate within the past two years? 
    Join as an Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate ($60 annual dues).
  • Are you a full-time graduate student working toward a public relations degree? 
    Join as an Associate Member, Graduate Student ($60 annual dues).
  • Are you a former member of PRSA?  
    Join as a Reinstating Member ($255 annual dues plus a one-time $35 reinstatement fee).
  • Are you part of an organization that has five (5) or more individuals interested in joining? 
    When you sign up your team of five or more members for the first time, receive a FREE Chapter or FREE Professional Interest Section membership.
  • Are you retired?
    Members who have been in good standing for at least five years may qualify for retirement status ($50 annual dues). You must be employed less than 50 percent of the time.

PRSA Georgia Member Benefits
Be sure to check Georgia Chapter on your membership application!

Monthly meetings feature timely presentations with wide appeal.

  • Network with more than 100 professionals from many of the industry’s top organizations every month.

  • Learn from leading practitioners who share strategic insight into issues affecting the public relations industry.

  • Visit the Calendar of Events for details about the next monthly meeting.

 

Seminars hone your professional skills.

  • Provide in-depth discussions in a more intimate setting.

  • Feature national, regional and local experts with insider views and emerging applications.

  • Visit the Calendar of Events for details about the next seminar.

Conferences bring in-depth learning and day-long networking.

  • Special Interest Groups connect you to like minds.

    Network with others in your field of interest through special interest group (SIG) meetings and events.

    Choose from:

    • Independent Counselors
    • Nonprofit
    • Travel & Tourism
    • Young Professionals
    The groups meet regularly throughout the year for learning and networking. View details on upcoming Special Interest Group meetings.
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    Accreditation is a mark of distinction and expertise in PR.

    • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is the only professional certification program open to public relations professionals.

    • Administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (a consortium of 10 leading industry organizations, including PRSA).

    • PRSA Georgia helps candidates prepare for Accreditation and assembles readiness review panels when candidates come forward to declare intent to sit for the APR exam. Read more on Accreditation.

     

    Committee involvement builds community rapport.

    • Build closer working relationships with other professionals by volunteering for one of PRSA Georgia’s engaging committees. Learn more about our Committees.

     

    PRSA Georgia members-only directory gives you access to your peers.

    • PRSA Georgia’s Directory provides a searchable list of all members online.

     

    Phoenix Awards add distinction to your resume.

    • PRSA Georgia’s annual Phoenix Awards recognize excellence in the public relations profession.

    • Open to all PR practitioners who reside in Georgia.

    • Entries are submitted May through June each year.

    • Winners are announced at the November Awards Celebration.

     

    Individual Awards offer recognition.

    • Chapter Awards are presented annually at the November Awards Celebration to recognize community service and professional contributions at all levels

    • The Chapter Champion Award recognizes PRSA Georgia volunteers who have gone the extra mile in service to the Chapter.

     

    PRSA National Membership Benefits

    Connections with more than 22,000 PR professionals across the country provide an opportunity to build your network.

    • Your colleagues are in more than 100 chapters in every state. (Georgia is the second largest chapter!)

    • Leadership and volunteer opportunities to work with peers at the national level.

    • Sector-specific resources and events with more than a dozen Professional Interest Sections, from education to employee, sports to finance, health to government, technology to travel & tourism.

    • MyPRSA is a social networking online community for members.


    A wealth of learning resources supports your professional development.

    • FREE webinars, live and on demand, throughout the year.

    • Annual International Conference three days of practical insight from more than 150 industry experts and networking with thousands of PR pros, all while exploring a new city each year.

    • PRSA Jobcenter, an invaluable resource of career-advancing tools for all career levels, as well as job listings around the country.

    • An intelligence database of case studies, white papers, articles and research, including Silver Anvil Award winners and nominees.

    • The Issues & Trends industry news briefing, in your inbox each morning.

    • Tactics, a monthly print and online newspaper bringing you the latest news, trends and how-to information about the evolving public relations profession.  

    • The Strategist is a quarterly publication with articles on the strategic importance of public relations at the management and executive level.

    • PRSay Blog, an interactive forum where public relations and communication professionals can learn about current issues, news, popular topics and effective strategies leading the public relations industry.

    • The Public Relations Journal is an open-access, academic journal dedicated to offering the latest public relations and communications research.


    Advocacy advances the PR profession.

    • The PRSA Code of Ethics is a foundation for all PR professionals and offers practical guidelines for defining professionalism and success, and is the foundation for all PR professionals.

    • Through the PRSA Advocacy Advisory Board, PRSA advocacy focuses on three core areas: the business value of public relations, professional ethics and diversity within the profession.

    • National Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, as well as the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.

     

    There’s even more value for PRSA members: The RFP Exchange, where you can post and search for new business; exclusive discounts on services for insurance, news monitoring, news distribution, contact management; and more.