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Membership

Joining PRSA National and PRSA Richmond represent some of the best investments you can make in your career. Membership in a recognized professional association can enhance employability, skills, contacts and standing with management or clients.

PRSA Richmond is one of the largest chapters in the country, with more than 300 members.

Membership Criteria and Application

PRSA is a community of more than 22,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States, from recent college graduates to the leaders of the world’s largest multinational firms. Membership is open to anyone engaged in the practice of public relations.

Professionals must first join PRSA National and then complete a separate application for membership with the PRSA Richmond chapter.

Dues

PRSA Richmond dues are $185 per calendar year. Our memberships run January to December. If you join mid-year, you pay a prorated fee. Those joining in September, October, November or December will purchase a membership for the remainder of the calendar year, plus the new year. Dues include your meals at the chapter’s monthly luncheons. Membership specials are at times available through PRSA National.

Please note that all membership applications must be approved by the chapter’s board of directors. If your membership application is not approved, your membership dues will be refunded to you.

Membership in PRSA Richmond offers:

  • Programming that can keep you on the inside track on new communications strategies, techniques and trends – Monthly luncheons with presentations on public relations issues, new methods and successful campaigns can build your professional skills and give you take-aways you can implement in your work.
  • Fellowship and networking with your professional peers – Chapter meetings and events that give you the chance to exchange ideas, develop contacts and share experiences. You’ll also have online access to our membership directory.
  • Recognition through awards programs and chapter leadership – Professional recognition that enhances your standing in the profession, in your job and in the community.
  • Accreditation preparation programs – Learn from seasoned professionals who have achieved accreditation while preparing with peers who are going through the certification process.
  • Public service – Pro bono opportunities that meet real needs and provide real experience to the area’s non-profit organizations.
  • Special interest sections – Network with other professionals with comparable years of experience and/or who work in your industry.