Gaining Employer Approval to Join PRSA
In today’s economy, we know that you need to justify every expense, including spending time and money to join professional associations and attend events, both in-person and virtual. Follow these step-by-step instructions to gain approval from your management to join PRSA, a community of more than 212,000 public relations professionals:
STEP 1: Review the benefits of PRSA membership and determine which type is best for you. We offer our regular membership, associate membership for those with less than two years of experience as a public relations professional, and a group membership for teams of eight or more.
STEP 2: Highlight the benefits that your employer will receive with your PRSA membership, including employee intelligence, industry expertise to strengthen your business, time-efficient, cost-saving employee training, ethics to apply to your everyday business practices, and brand recognition that showcases the organizational talent and work quality.
STEP 3: Remind your employer that PRSA represents a wide variety of organizational types. Our members represent business and industry counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.
STEP 4: Complete the Request Letter and Cost/Benefit Summary (p. 2) and submit both to your management. These tools will show that the value found in PRSA membership far exceeds the investment your employer will make. Check out these member benefits and see how they will benefit you and your employer!
- Stand behind a Code of Ethics that offers values, principles and practice guidelines that define professionalism and success.
- Enjoy free online and on-demand professional development training and preferred pricing on seminars, boot camps and conferences on topics from social media to crisis communications.
- Stay on top of emerging trends and industry news with PRSA’s Issues & Trends daily newsfeed, monthly Public Relations Tactics flagship newspaper and The Strategist quarterly magazine, delivering executive level insight.
- Access our members-only database of case studies, articles and research, including Silver Anvil Award winners and nominees.
Questions? Send an email to Member Services or call (212) 460-1400.