Membership Benefits

Have Your Voice Heard.

Meet others, engage with experts, share solutions, learn new strategies and shape your career — all in one place. Join PRSA’s active community of more than 22,000 public relations professionals and participate in networking and career building at the local and national levels.

You asked and we answered. We continue to bring you valuable new offerings and enhanced “tried and true” benefits based on your feedback. Our goal is to ensure that PRSA membership continues to be your smartest career investment. As a member, you will:

Stay on Top of Emerging Trends and Industry News.

Tactics and Strategist
Our two major publications, the monthly newspaper, Public Relations Tactics, and the quarterly magazine for executive-level public relations professionals, The Strategist, are available both in print and online.

Public Relations Journal
The Public Relations Journal is an online publication that showcases original communications research of PRSA members, further extending the industry knowledge base.

PRSA Issues and Trends
Our news-monitoring service delivers daily industry buzz straight to your inbox.

Extend Your Network While Increasing Your Knowledge.

Chapters
Become a vital member of your local public relations community while developing new contacts and attending local learning events. Attend local seminars, conferences and meetings; expand your circle of colleagues and contacts; participate in awards programs; take on leadership roles and advocacy initiatives; and be the first to learn of job openings in your area.

Professional Interest Sections
Designed to focus on issues, trends and research in specialized practice areas and industries, Sections offer programs and face-to-face networking events that keep you connected with your peers and on top of the latest communication best practices.

Leadership
Build your experience and reputation through volunteer leadership positions in Chapters, Professional Interest Sections, and national committees and task forces.

College of Fellows
If you have 20 or more years of experience in public relations, you can apply to join this elite group of practitioners continuously seeking to advance the public relations profession.

MyPRSA
Access and manage your members-only benefits, including our membership directory, Sections directories and Find-a-Firm directory and online discussion groups. Through MyPRSA you can post to e-Groups, update your contact information, renew your membership, apply for volunteer opportunities, access PRC Search, manage email preferences and view details of special members-only offers.
*Members’ contact information is expressly intended for informational purposes or to communicate informally with other members. It is not to be used for commercial or research purposes whatsoever.

PRSA LinkedIn Group
Get introduced to other public relations professionals, search for jobs, seek expert advice from peers and request personal references, and manage your vast and growing network of contacts.

Keep Learning.

Professional Development
Attend seminars, webinars, teleseminars, boot camps and conferences geared to every interest. Our expanded learning opportunities include even more sessions on the topics you need to know now — such as social media, green marketing, crisis communication and branding. Visit our Calendar of Events for details. All events offer preferred pricing for PRSA members.

Conferences

  • Sections Conferences
    Learn new strategies and network with others in your industry by attending conferences specifically designed for your specialized career practice area.
  • District Conferences
    Experience in-depth local learning and networking. PRSA’s 10 Districts, made up of our Chapters, present annual conferences that provide valuable professional development and networking opportunities.
  • PRSA International Conference
    Learn from the brightest minds and biggest names in the communications industry when you join thousands of your peers for four knowledge-packed days at the premier public relations event of the year. Enjoy the hospitality of our local Conference host Chapters while connecting and learning with fellow public relations professionals from across the country.

Accelerate Your Career.

Jobcenter
Find everything you need to make your next career move or to discover your next star employee in this targeted online community of public relations and communications professionals. Create an anonymous job profile, receive job alerts and feeds, access career-related articles, post available positions, take advantage of state-of-the-art candidate management tools, and much more.

Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)
Distinguish yourself and gain a professional edge. Apply for Accreditation in Public Relations, the only certification program specifically for public relations professionals.

College of Fellows Mentoring
Receive guidance from PRSA Fellows, accredited professionals with 20 or more years of in-depth public relations experience.

PRSSA
The world’s largest public relations organization for college students fosters the growth of pre-professionals through meetings, programs, conferences and award competitions. Students also attend the National PRSSA Conference which coincides with the PRSA International Conference allowing for cross-networking.

Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards
Be recognized for your work. The Silver Anvil, the icon of best public relations practices, is annually awarded to organizations that have successfully addressed a contemporary issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness.
The Bronze Anvil recognizes outstanding public relations tactics, the individual items or components of programs or campaigns.

Individual Awards Programs
Stand out among your peers. Individuals who, during the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the public relations profession in teaching, public service, lifetime international achievement and behavioral science are selected in these prestigious award categories.

RFP Exchange
Search request for proposal (RFP) opportunities or post your own RFPs.

Find Online Answers to Your Most Pressing Public Relations Questions.

PRC Search
Access more than 2,000 groundbreaking Silver and Bronze Anvil Award-winning case studies and a vast collection of full-text articles from our award-winning publications. PRC Search may be accessed directly from your computer 24 x 7.

Expand Your Options With Members-Only Offers. 
 
For more information or to participate in any of these programs, log in to MyPRSA and click on Member Benefits. If you experience significant difficulties with any of our vendors or have questions about the programs, please contact memberbenefits@prsa.org.

Insurance for Members and Chapters
PRSA members receive preferred rates on insurance for themselves, their families and their businesses. The program includes health, dental and life insurance for members or their families and general liability, directors and officers, and errors and omissions insurance for your business. The general liability insurance is also available to Chapters for special events.

Financial Planning Assistance for Members and Chapters
PRSA members receive complimentary access to a financial planning email hotline, monthly personal finance articles and complimentary guest speakers for educational seminars on financial planning.

Bank of America Credit Card
Demonstrate your pride in PRSA membership. Every time you use your card, you support the valuable work of the PRSA Foundation.

FedEx and FedEx Office
PRSA members save up to 27% on select FedEx® shipping and business services.

Budget and Avis Car Rentals
PRSA members enjoy special rates, discounts and the latest in technology, products and services with Budget and Avis.

For more info and complete list of member-exclusive offers, visit www.prsa.org/joinus/memberbenefits.