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Getting Your Chapter to Boston: Fundraising Edition

Although it only happens once a year, it’s probably the best five days of any PRSSA member’s college career — National Conference. While this professional development event can be an amazing opportunity, the financial burden can often be a barrier in getting students there. Regardless if your Chapter aims to send two students or 20 […]

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How Chapter Fundraising Can Take You All the Way to Boston

Whether it be a budget-slashing session for your Chapter, petitioning more funds from your school’s student government association or pleading with your PRSA sponsor Chapter, we all need to raise funds for our Chapter. How else will you subsidize the costs of those snazzy new Chapter sweatshirts or attend the next National Conference in Boston? […]

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Planning For Success: Resource and Transition Training [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Planning for Success: Resources and Transition Training Presenters: Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Jenn Shafer, Vice President of Regional Conferences Veronica Mingrone,Vice President of Professional Development Heather Harder, Immediate Past President Tina McCorkindale, APR, National Faculty Adviser Recap: A panel of PRSSA National Committee members along with their National Faculty Adviser explained […]

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Fundraising Tips: Food is Key to Winning Over Your College Campus

Fundraising. It can be the bane of any Chapter treasurer’s existence. Not only that, but trying to raise funds on a college campus is difficult. The only simple solution to this conundrum is food. Everyone needs it and it’s an excuse for students to not eat campus food. I can guarantee if you ask anyone […]

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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: Fundraising Ideas to Send Members to National Conference

Dear Chapter Development: My Chapter needs to raise money to send members to National Conference in Atlanta. Do you have any ideas? The PRSSA 2015 National Conference, Nov. 6–10 in Atlanta, is shaping up to be one of the best national events yet. For many Chapters, fundraising for National Conference is a daunting and around-the-clock […]

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How-To: Keep Your Chapter Engaged During the Summer

Final exams are finished, the dorms are empty and the year’s last PRSSA meeting is in the books; it’s summertime. Yes, the summer is a perfect time to sharpen your skills at an internship or get away and enjoy the simple things in life: the weather, family, sleeping in. However, summer is also the perfect […]

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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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Fundraise Successfully Using These Five Tips

On college campuses, generating revenue for your Chapter can be a difficult task. On top of that, it can be tough to convince your members to put their busy lives on pause for fundraising projects. In my experience, I’ve found a few helpful ways to combat these challenges. Here are my favorite tips for Chapter […]

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