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Networking Essentials: Peers to PRos

Networking is an important part of any PRSSA Chapter. Networking can take shape in many forms from internal events to attending National Conference. How can you be sure to maximize these opportunities for your members? Make sure to stay organized, follow the guidelines below and utilize the resources already available to you. These resources include […]

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Increasing Engagement and Attendance in Chapters: PR Pods

One of the hardest parts of leading a PRSSA Chapter, big or small, is encouraging members to take advantage of their PRSSA benefits, attend PRSSA events and create a social community within the Chapter. There are many ways to hone in on your Chapter’s strengths to do just this. At Indiana University, we decided to […]

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Big Dreams, Small Programs: Creating High Quality Public Relations Experiences with Limited Resources [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Big Dreams, Small Programs: Creating High Quality Public Relations Experiences with Limited Resources Presenters: Drake University’s PRSSA Chapter Megan Johns, Communication Chair Madison McConnell, Events Chair Kelly Marble, Vice President Recap: Drake University’s Chapter Development Session on big dreams and small programs covered how Chapters can create meaningful experiences on a small budget. Megan, […]

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Dear Chapter Development: Building a Budget out of Nothing

Dear Chapter Development, My Chapter has little-to-no budget, so what should we do? A Chapter’s budget can determine a lot about its programming for the year. When the budget is low, Chapter leaders can feel limited in their efforts. There is one key way to fix that: fundraise. Start by looking for fundraising ideas in […]

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Five Reasons Your Chapter Should Participate in the FUNdraising Bowl

Please note, this article was originally published on Progressions in February 2013. It was modified with a few content changes  for this round of publication. The National FUNdraising Bowl season is upon us. PRSSA calls on all Chapters to submit their fundraising ideas. From now through May 31, Chapters can submit fundraisers to the contest by filling […]

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Dear Chapter Development: Exploring New Ideas for Chapter Meetings This Semester

“Dear Chapter Development” is a new Progressions series modeled after the famous “Dear Abby” advice column. The vice president of Chapter development will answer the most common questions from Chapter presidents and leaders. This is the first article in the series. Dear Chapter Development, I need new ideas for Chapter meetings and events. Do you […]

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How to Get the Most Out of the PRSSA 2014 Leadership Rally

Leadership Rally is a weekend dedicated to helping you learn how to have a successful term as Chapter president and serve your members to the best of your ability. I attended the PRSSA 2013 Leadership Rally and in just three days, I formed relationships, discovered ideas and developed leadership skills that helped serve as the […]

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University of Florida PRSSA shares Chapter best practices at the PRSSA 2013 National Conference. Photo taken by Hannah Giles

Top Five Reasons to Apply to Host a Chapter Development Session

Our Society boasts more than 330 Chapters across the U.S., Argentina and Colombia. Each and every one of these Chapters is unique and successful in its own way. Once a year eight Chapters have the privilege to present those successful practices to hundreds of PRSSA National Conference attendees. Haven’t quite piqued your interest yet? Here […]

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Looking Further Than Skin Deep

This post is part of diversity series for Progressions. Racial and ethnic diversity in the public relations field is paramount. Several agencies such as FleishmanHillard, Edelman, and PorterNovelli have programs dedicated to promoting racial and ethnic inclusion and celebrating individuality. But why should one need to know about other racial and ethnic groups? How does […]

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March Twitter Chat “Planning for Your Chapter’s Success” Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March 2014 Twitter Chat, “Planning for Your Chapter’s Success.” Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts PRSSA National Professional Adviser Don Egle, APR, ABC  and Vice President of Public Relations Ben Butler (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for leading the conversation. Join us on April 15 at 9 […]

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