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HOW TO JOIN
Join Online. If you are a returning PRSA Web customer, you will be asked to login to your web account with PRSA, and then complete the membership application. If you are a new PRSA Web customer, you will be asked to create a web login as the first step in your application process, and then complete the membership application.

JOIN BY MAIL OR FAX
Complete a PDF of the membership application and mail or fax it to PRSA. Join Now!

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for an individual membership, you must devote a substantial portion of time (at least 50%) to the paid professional practice of public relations or to the teaching or administration of public relations curriculum in an Accredited college or university and adhere to the PRSA Member Code of Ethics 2000. If you are currently unemployed, a prior position held within the last five years must meet the above requirement, or one of the following: you hold a degree in Public Relations; you hold another academic degree program which meets the standards for a PRSSA charter; you hold PRSA certification for Education in Public Relations or you have achieved accreditation in Public Relations.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
Member (M) Dues are $225.00 per year. Initiation fees may also be due. Associate Member There are four types of Associate member as explained below. Associate Members are not eligible to hold certain elected or appointed positions within PRSA.

  • Associate Member, less than one year experience in public relations (AM1) AM1 members are automatically upgraded to AM2 member after one year of membership.
    Dues: $115.00 per year
  • Associate Member, less than two years experience in public relations (AM2) AM2 members are automatically upgraded to Member after one year of membership.
    Dues: $155.00 per year
  • Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate (AMPG) [Click for special application] As of November 2006, PRSSA members can join PRSA up to five months before their graduation. You must be an active PRSSA member at the time of graduation or at the time you apply if before your graduation, and your application must be submitted within two years of the date you graduate. You may remain an AMPG member for up to two years and will then automatically be upgraded to Member.
    Dues: $60 per year
  • Associate Member, Graduate Student (AMGS) You must be enrolled full-time in an advanced degree program for the purpose of teaching or practicing public relations. Proof of full-time matriculation is required and must be submitted with your application. You may remain an AMGS member for a maximum of six years, as long as you are a full-time student.
    Dues: $60.00 per year

GREATER OREGON PRSA MEMBER BENEFITS
Career ToolsTM
Career Tools is an Internet-based product that offers a comprehensive collection of job search and career management resources including: resume building, assessments, peer networking community and research resource links to help you learn more about careers, companies, industries, salaries and more.

Professional Resource Center
Members can search and retrieve answers to PR research questions from PRSA's proprietary electronic database full of industry articles and hundreds of cases from Silver Anvils. The knowledgeable PRC staff are available to offer advice and consulting for the most challenging research questions.

PRSA/IABC Salary Survey 2000
The 2000 Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators survey includes benchmark compensation, opinions about the profession and factors affecting public relations professionals.

Conference Calling Service
Premiere Global Services offers members and Chapters the following conference services:

  • ReadyConference - A 24 audioconferencing service. No reservations required.
  • PremierCall Event - For high-profile or large-scale meetings of up to 3,000 participants. Dedicated operators and Event Managers greet callers, conduct Q&A and polling sessions, and more.
  • Web Conference Services
    • ReadyConference Plus - Easy-to-use Web and audio service for up to 75 participants.
    • ReadyCast - For visual presentations, slide shows, white boarding, Web tours and shared applications.
    • VisionCast - Combines audio and professional services with Microsoft Office Live. A dedicated operator signs in guests, facilitates polls, handles Q&A, shared applications and mood indicators. For large groups of up to thousands of participants.
  • Annual Subscription to PR Tactics - a $100 value
    PR Tactics is PRSA's award-winning monthly newspaper that publishes news, trends, and how-to information about the practice of public relations. Tactics is written by seasoned public relations professionals which means you can count on getting the scoop from people who know how to make public relations work.
  • Annual Subscription to The Strategist - a $150 value
    The Strategist aims to present fresh perspectives and new ideas related to the strategic importance of effective public relations at the management level. The quarterly print publication examines changing concepts and occasionally challenges current wisdom about the practice of public relations.
  • Special Office Product Pricing
    Office Depot, the world's leading reseller of office products offers PRSA members special online prices for select Office Depot products. In addition, PRSA members can access more than 14,000 competitively priced products, get FREE delivery on all orders (regardless of order size), have next day delivery to customers in Office Depot's local trading areas and receive FREE technical support via phone and e-mail.
  • GOPRSA Member Directory
    A Directory of current GOPRSA members for easy networking and relationship building.
  • Lane County Media Listing
    A listing of Lane County media including print, radio, television and non-traditional media.
  • GOPRSA Job Listings
    Some of the best local jobs never make it to the paper. Find out who is hiring and how to apply with our member-driven job listing service.
  • GOPRSA Presentation Materials
    A listing of GOPRSA presentations and supporting materials.
  • Other Benefits and Services
    Members are eligible for other benefits such as:
    • member credit card (sponsored by the PRSA Foundation)
    • special rates on car rentals and air freight
    • insurance designed for you and your business

HOW TO CONTACT PRSA
If you have questions, please contact member services at 212-460-1400 or e-mail membership@prsa.org or the Greater Oregon PRSA membership chair, Dawn Marie Woodward, at dmwoodward@foodforlanecounty.org. Becoming a member is easy, just click the link below to PRSA National and follow the prompts to join. Join Now!