How to Pay For Your PRSA Membership

As our world and the communications industry continue to face tough times, your PRSA membership can be a critical resource to keep your professional network strong, provide key insight to help navigate the unique circumstances of the current environment and offer access to knowledge to bolster professional acumen.

However, we know that paying for an annual PRSA membership amid a time of budget cuts, layoffs and spending freezes can present a challenge. PRSA Detroit has a series of support plans to help members who may be in the middle of a professional transition or taking on additional personal cost associated with membership.

Hardship Plan

  • PRSA offers a one-time option for current members at the full member ($260) level who have been at the full member level for three consecutive years and are unemployed at the time of their renewal. It provides a reduced rate of $130 for PRSA national dues. The Hardship Plan does not include chapter and/or section dues for the local Detroit Chapter ($80). Members utilizing the Hardship Plan receive full membership benefits. Learn more about the Hardship Plan here.

Quarterly Payment Plan

  • This allows members at any membership level to divide their annual dues into four equal payments. During the pandemic, the standard $15 processing fee for this service is waived. To take advantage of the Quarterly Payment Plan, contact the PRSA national member services team via email at: [email protected] and [email protected].

PRSA Detroit continues to offer virtual programming to deliver value to members, including programs specifically tailored to those in professional transition. Follow PRSA Detroit on our social channels (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to stay connected to our upcoming events and resources.


Kim Eberhardt is Account Director at Identity, a marketing and creative agency that leverages today’s Modern PR Mix to help clients tap into the true value and power of strategic communications. She has been a PRSA Detroit member for the duration of her professional career and serves as the 2020 chapter president. She holds a BA in journalism and an MA in public relations both from Michigan State University (Go Green!).

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