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 21,000 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!

Questions? Send an email to Member Services or call (212) 460-1400.