What are the Benefits of Membership?

As a PRSA member, you’ll have access to:

  • More than 21,000 colleagues through our members-only directories and discussion forums.
  • More than 50 FREE webinars, live and on demand, throughout the year.
  • Exclusive discounts on PRSA conferences and events.
  • Industry publications (print and digital).
  • Award-winning case studies.
  • The Business Case for Public Relations™ and the PRSA Code of Ethics, which offer values, principles and practice guidelines that define professionalism and success.

National membership dues are $255 annually plus a $65 initiation fee. Local dues vary by chapter; as of Jan. 1, 2017, PRSA Oregon Chapter dues are $50/year.

Special pricing is available for associate members and graduate students. If you have fewer than two years of experience in public relations and join as an associate member, you receive a complimentary one-year membership in the New Professionals Section. (Please note: This offer may not be combined with other offers. Certain restrictions apply. Offer not valid for current associate and renewing members.)

We understand membership is an investment. Consider these frequently asked questions below to further prove how the advantages of membership benefit you – and your employer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is PRSA

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals with a community of more than 21,000 members across the United States.

What is the PRSA Fort Worth Chapter

The PRSA Fort Worth Chapter’s nonprofit organization mission is “to advance the art and science of public relations in the public interest” by supporting our members and community.

Who are we?

The Greater Fort Worth Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is your local career connection to the world’s largest and most prestigious association for public relations professionals. With more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States and over 170 local members, PRSA provides a gateway to career development opportunities whether you are a student, a mid-career professional or a seasoned veteran.

As a member of GFW PRSA, explore the multifaceted field of public relations by sharing experiences with professional peers in your own backyard. Excel and grow in all fields of communications, from corporate to non-profit.

Benefits of Joining

  • Monthly luncheons featuring knowledgeable speakers about relevant topics. They are also a great forum for networking.
  • After-hours events for more extended, relaxed social networking.
  • Seminars and workshops on today’s communications challenges and their solutions.
  • Online directory of local chapter members and national members. (Must login to the national website, www.prsa.org, to view.)
  • Professional accreditation opportunities for experienced public relations practitioners.
  • A variety of activities to strengthen the organization and enhance the perception of public relations in the community. See our list of committees here.
  • A monthly e-newsletter to keep you abreast of chapter news and career opportunities, plus the monthly print tabloid, Tactics, and access to PR Journal.
  • PRSA JobCenter – A valuable resource for employers seeking qualified job candidates and those searching for a position in public relations, advertising, communications and related fields.
  • SIGs – Special Interest Groups focusing on specialized areas of expertise within the public relations field. Sections also exist on the national level for more targeted professional development.

How to join

Take advantage of all of these opportunities and more by joining GFW PRSA. PRSA National regularly offers great incentives to join! Chapter dues are $50 annually and are billed together with your national dues. A credit card may be used to pay for national and local dues. Click here to join the Greater Fort Worth chapter of PRSA. For more information, contact VP of Membership, Claire Bloxom Armstrong at cba@pavlovagency.com.

Enhanced Members-Only Offers

PRSA National’s affinity programs for members, including insurance programs, shipping, car rentals, business / office products, as well as a credit card that benefits the PRSA Foundation, are being updated and enhanced. Look for details on the PRSA National Web site at http://prsa.org/membership/benefits.html.

Group Memberships

Groups of 10 or more employees from the same company can receive special rates on membership dues for the first year, along with other benefits, including the ability to transfer membership to another employee. For additional information, contact the chapter VP of Membership, Claire Bloxom Armstrong at cba@pavlovagency.com

Think Globally
PRSA’s national parent organization provides a full range of member benefits and services, including access to the acclaimed Tactics newspaper,Issues and Trends daily newsfeed, The Strategist magazine; free live and on-demand webinars on a wide range of public relations topics that reflect best practices, cutting-edge techniques and measureable results; free preferred pricing on seminars, boot camps and conferences; an RFP exchange; special interest sections; and a resource center offering case studies, decision-making guidelines, articles, research and award-winning campaigns. Make your PRSA participation complete by joining the PRSA Oregon Chapter in addition to your national membership.

Connect Locally
As a new member of PRSA you are a valued part of a pre-eminent organization that builds value, demand and global understanding for public relations. While the national organization offers many member benefits, PRSA’s more than 100 local chapters give you the opportunity to be a part of your local public relations community. Participation in a chapter provides a valuable connection to your local business, public relations and media market. Whether you’re looking to network with prospective clients, employers, job candidates, partners or media, PRSA Oregon is the perfect complement to your national membership.

  • FULL MEMBER
  • Two or more years experience in public relations
  • National: $255 annual dues and a one-time $65 fee
  • PRSA Fort Worth Chapter: $50 annual dues
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER
  • One to two years experience in public relations
  • National: $155 annual dues
  • PRSA Fort Worth Chapter: $50 annual dues
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER
  • Less than one year experience in public relations
  • National: $115 annual dues
  • PRSA Fort Worth Chapter: $50 annual dues
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER, PRSSA GRADUATE
  • Former PRSSA member who graduated within past two years
  • National: $60 annual dues
  • PRSA Fort Worth Chapter: $50 annual dues
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER, PRSSA GRADUATE
  • Full-time graduate student working towards a public relations degree
  • National: $60 annual dues
  • PRSA Fort Worth Chapter: $50 annual dues

Group Membership Program

For employers, the PRSA Group Membership program offers ease of access and additional member benefits so you can focus on what matters most — building business and energizing your team. In addition to team benefits, our program provides employers with:

  • Single Invoicing. Make a single payment each year for group members’ dues, rather than numerous individual payments.
  • Transferability of Membership. Each membership within a group is easily transferable. This is convenient when an employee changes departments or leaves your organization.
  • Ease of Adding New Members. PRSA will prorate dues to maintain the same term year and renewal date.
  • Employer Posting Opportunities. Receive discounted or free postings on PRSA’s career and employment website, the PRSA Jobcenter.
  • Listings in Online Organization Search. Take advantage of free listings in our Find-A-Firm Directory.
  • The Best Pricing on PRSA National Events. Save on registration for on-site training at the annual PRSA International Conference, as well as various specialty conferences and seminars throughout the year.
  • Geographic and Sector-Specific Networking. Membership to specialty communities, such as our local Chapters (PRSA Oregon) or Professional Interest Sections, is provided according to group size.

For more information, please contact Pamela R. Weess, CAE, Director, Group Membership and Engagement, at (212) 460-1482 or pamela.weess@prsa.org.