The benefits are mutual when you get involved. PRSA Georgia benefits from countless, hard-working members who devote time and energy to our various committees—and you get the opportunity to collaborate with industry peers as you exchange and share your talent with leading public relations professionals.
To learn more about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Denise Grant
APR: Accreditation in Public Relations. The APR credential certifies your drive, professionalism and principles. The Accreditation Committee manages all chapter activities related to professional accreditation and markets the benefits of earning the designation. The committee helps candidates prepare for the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations and assembles readiness review panels when candidates come forward to declare intent to sit for review. If you have your APR and would like to volunteer, there are opportunities for you to get involved. As an added bonus, you will receive credits toward APR maintenance for your participation on this important committee.
The Annual Conference Committee is responsible for planning and executing PRSA Georgia’s full-day conference filled with powerful speakers and breakout learning sessions. If you have a passion for identifying and securing speakers, seeking sponsors or event promotion, the Annual Conference Committee is right for you.
Awards Celebration & Chapter Awards
Are you an event planner at heart? Are you passionate about recognizing those who make an impact to our profession? Our Awards Celebration Committee plans and coordinates the annual awards celebration—securing sponsorships and emcees to program development and venue logistics. In addition, our Chapter Awards Committee plans and coordinates the nominations for our Chapter awards, including Rising Star, Shining Star and Luminary Star Awards, and also partners with the Awards Celebration Committee to recognize award winners.
Do you have a passion for giving back to the next generation of PR professionals? If so, the College Relations Committee is perfect for you. As a member of the committee, you will coordinate one of the region’s most valuable events for up-and-coming PR professionals. The committee plans and manages a day-long Real World PR Conference each February for college students interested in pursuing a public relations career. This committee also offers a Shadow Day program in the fall.
This committee helps ensure important Chapter information is assembled, edited and published for each week’s eNewsletter.
Membership Recruitment and Engagement
As the second-largest chapter in the country, the Membership Committee has a significant role to play. The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting, orienting and retaining PRSA Georgia members. This committee also provides greeters at monthly luncheons and coordinates regular PRSA Georgia In Your Neighborhood networking events. If you like networking with current and prospective members, this is the committee for you.
Through mentorship, practitioners grow themselves and their careers, thereby enriching the Georgia Chapter. This committee oversees mentorship opportunities that engage current PRSA Georgia members and attracts new members.
This committee provides networking opportunities to PRSA Georgia members by hosting quarterly mixers in various locations.
The Phoenix Awards is an annual awards competition designed by PRSA Georgia to recognize projects and programs that demonstrate excellence in the public relations profession in Georgia. The Phoenix Awards Committee is responsible for coordinating the awards process and reciprocal judging for another PRSA chapter.
Providing regular professional development and networking opportunities is critical to our members and an important recruitment tool. As a member of the Professional Development Committee, you will play an integral role in driving topics that engage and speakers that inspire audiences through our monthly meeting and seminar programming.
The Public Relations Committee writes and distributes news releases to local and trade media related to Chapter programming, member achievements and industry news. The committee also is responsible for positioning PRSA Georgia members as thought leaders on industry issues. If you are a great writer with a passion for it, this committee is a good fit for you.
Are you a Social Media guru? Is posting, tweeting, pinning, hash tagging and chatting second nature to you? If the answer is yes, the Social Media Committee will benefit from your expertise. This committee is responsible for managing PRSA Georgia’s social media channels throughout the year, particularly during special events, conferences, meetings and seminars.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
PRSA Georgia’s SIGs allow members to network and learn from other public relations professionals within a specific industry segment. Committee members coordinate the SIG Community Group page and regular professional development meetings and networking events. Active SIGs include: Healthcare, Independent Counselors, Nonprofit, and Young Professionals.
Sponsorships and Partnerships
This committee manages the many ways that PRSA Georgia sponsors and partners can get involved through a variety of sponsorship package options.
The PRSA Georgia website is the hub of the Chapter. The Website Committee collaborates with Chapter staff to manage copy and visual assets and identifies opportunities for overall improvement and upgrades.