Today’s organization: Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
About the organization:
The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals…PRSA’s primary objectives are to advance the standards of the public relations profession and to provide members with professional development opportunities through continuing education programs, information exchange forums and research projects conducted on the national and local levels.
Number of members: 32,000
To join, you must:
“Devote a substantial portion ofÂ time toÂ theÂ paidÂ professionalÂ practiceÂ ofÂ publicÂ relations or to theÂ teaching orÂ administration of a public relationsÂ curriculum in an AccreditedÂ collegeÂ or university, and adhere to theÂ MemberÂ CodeÂ ofÂ Ethics.Â IfÂ you areÂ currently unemployed, a position held within the last five years mustÂ meetÂ thisÂ criteria.”
Health insurance discounts
And for that, you’ll pay:
Regular Member – $225
Associate Member (up to 1 year experience) – $115
Associate Member (1-2 years experience) – $155
Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate – $60
Associate Member, Graduate Student – $60
Retired Member – $50
There is a one-time initiation fee for regular members of $65.
We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.