As an organization with more than 10,000 members and more than 40 years history, PRSSA offers countless benefits and resources, some that members may not fully know or understand. If you have a PRSSA question, below are four ways you can find the answer:
Ask Chapter Leaders First
Whether you are a returning or new member of PRSSA, your Chapter should be your first source for information. Connect with your executive board and ask them any questions you may have about PRSSA. Each Chapter is also equipped with both a Faculty and a Professional Adviser who can also address any questions or concerns you may have.
Go to Events and Take Notes
Whether they be National, Regional or Chapter events, valuable information can also be found at PRSSA activities. Attending PRSSA events can provide you and other members the opportunity to learn about resources to share with your Chapter. Additionally, attending national events can also help your Chapter meet the requirements for the Star Chapter Award.
Connect with the National Committee
The National Committee exists for a reason, and that reason is you! We want to help you get all you can from PRSSA. All of the work the National Committee does is with that intention in mind. Most resources and information is covered under one of the National Committee positions – check the ‘Contact Us’ section of the PRSSA website to see who is responsible for what initiatives and topics. Email us, tweet us or call us; we want to help you. You can also connect with PRSSA Headquarters for more information.
Use the Find Tool on PRSSA.org
The find tool on the PRSSA website is my favorite – it has yet to fail me. Anytime I have a question PRSSA related, I type the term in the search box and find multiple pages relating to that topic. You can also use it to look up the current National Committee members and their contact information, along with information regarding upcoming PRSSA events.
It’s up to you to make the most of your membership. If you are unsure of what something is or how it works, don’t ignore it – use your resources to find the answer.
How have you and/or your Chapter utilized PRSSA resources? What resources do you find to be the most helpful? Are there topics you have not been able to answer via these methods? If so, ask your question in the comments section below.
This is a guest post from the Vice President of Member Services Vanessa Perkins.