As a PRSA member, you are probably already aware of the benefits such as access to free monthly webinars, workshops and conferences at a discounted rate, and on-demand training featuring special members-only pricing. But there is also value in being a member of PRSA Detroit.
Chapter membership is a great way to stay engaged with your local PR community. PRSA Detroit supports education through an APR prep and mentorship program for those looking to become credentialed. Members may get involved with fundraising activities that support student scholarships to ensure that the next generation of PR grads will thrive in the Detroit area. PRSA Detroit also offers a variety of professional development events that are applicable to agency, corporate, nonprofit, and solo practitioners and more.
Chapter membership also opens doors to networking and access to a community of local professionals to enhance job-seeking activities as well as thought exercises through engagement with the blog and social media. If you are interested in obtaining your APR, PRSA Detroit has a network of local mentors that can assist you on your journey.
PRSA Detroit is always looking for enthusiastic, diverse, members to join committees to expand the ideas and offerings that it is able to offer. If you have ever wanted to become more engaged in your profession and the PR community, consider joining a committee. If you are interested, feel free to send an email to Sharon Tatom Garcia, APR.
If you are already a member of PRSA Detroit, now is a great time to recruit and encourage your colleagues to join! If you work for an organization that has five or more employees that join, you will qualify for a group discount on membership. If you are between jobs or need quarterly payment options, PRSA can assist. Just visit the Join or Renew page.
If you are a passionate PR communicator and would like an opportunity elevate your professional life, join PRSA Detroit. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Jamie Morris, APR is the Head of Communication and Strategy at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library and teaches the undergraduate communication capstone at Purdue Global University. She is co-chair of the PRSA Detroit Membership Committee.