RENEW Your Membership for 2019

November 2, 2018  |  Home, JOIN PRCA NOW, News  |  Comments Off on RENEW Your Membership for 2019

Here’s How:

The statewide member software system is only a year old. That means there are many of us who aren’t sure how to log in and renew. Don’t worry – it’s easy. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to prcaonline.com
  2. Log into your member profile (use the “Forgot Username/Password” if you can’t remember, or email Lori Miller for help)
  3. Select Renew your Membership from the side navigation panel
  4. Search the dues list by chapter and member type (You’re looking for NAPRCA)
  5. An invoice is generated with two payment options:
    • If you want to pay by check, click BYPASS PAYMENT
    • If you wish to pay with a credit card, click CONTINUE at the bottom
    • NOTE: If you pay online through PayPal, please allow the system to take you back to the PRCA website. There’s nothing else for you to do, but this makes sure the system updates right away and shows the order is closed.

And that’s it! We’ve made this easy step-by-step visual renewal tutorial for download, too (PDF file).

Can’t wait to see you on the roster for 2019!

 

 

 

JOIN TODAY: Get the Rest of 2018 for FREE!

October 8, 2018  |  JOIN PRCA NOW  |  Comments Off on JOIN TODAY: Get the Rest of 2018 for FREE!

PR PROS!

If you crave conversation with people who understand your work,
If you’re looking for ideas to make your campaigns stronger,
If you’re seeking creative inspiration or tactical problem-solving,
If mentorship or camaraderie or a career change is on your mind…

Get off the guest list and join PRCA as a full member now – and get the rest of 2018 for free!

PRCA has always been your local place for powerful professional development you can afford, and you can still get the perks of full membership:

  • Knowledgeable and lively speakers
  • Local and regional professional development (at member rates)
  • Password-protected online membership directory of PR pros in four states
  • Peer-reviewed awards at state and regional levels
  • Leadership opportunities at chapter, state and regional levels
  • Professional accreditation with military and young professional subcategories

But we’re making it even better by waiving 4Q 2018 dues altogether – because we’re convinced you’re worth it. So there’s no reason to wait for the first of the year – join now! We’d love to add you to our growing community of professionals.

A few more reasons you’ll be happy you joined:

Did you know the North Alabama chapter is the largest in the state? And we just topped our all-time membership total? We’ve grown 45% this year alone, which means your public relations peers recognize NAPRCA is the place to network and grow professionally. Need another incentive?

Join by Friday, November 9 and you can come to the November chapter meeting free, too! ($15 savings)

Ready to go for it? Join NAPRCA today. Let’s make this happen!

 

Why Join NAPRCA?

October 5, 2017  |  JOIN PRCA NOW  |  Comments Off on Why Join NAPRCA?

PRCA gives plenty of ways for members to meet PR peers, exchange ideas, and become more involved in the organization and community.

APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP


Membership Dues

Active (Open to full-time professionals, academics, or those spending at least 50% of work time on communication duties) – $120*

Associate (Open to vendors and those who do not currently work in the field but wish to network)  – $140*

Student (Open to full-time undergraduate college students. NOTE: Must join through local student chapter if one exists) – $25

Sustaining (For currently and actively retired PR practitioners) – $25

*Includes $15 non-refundable application fee. Anyone joining October – December will pay a full year’s dues with membership extending through year-end of the next calendar year. Once your application is received and approved, you will receive an invoice via PayPal.


Questions?

Questions about payment method? Haven’t received your invoice? E-mail NAPRCA VP of Membership Lori Miller.


Benefits of Membership

Networking
Monthly luncheons, professional workshops, annual conferences and social events give members many opportunities to share and grow.

Professional Development
Meetings, workshops and annual conferences showcase engaging, informative speakers talking about topics of interest to all levels of PR professionals. Plus, we strive to host at least one local professional development workshop each year and the state hosts at least one workshop open to all PRCA members. Workshops are open to non-members, but PRCA members usually receive a discounted rate.

Online Statewide Membership Directory
Become a member and get access to the four-state regional membership directory. To access, click on the Members Only tab on the SPRF website, and use your login information. If you do not know your login information, reach out to the chapter’s VP Membership.

Recognition
At our annual state conference, PRCA recognizes our members’ best work with Medallion Awards. The regional Southern Public Relations Federation also honors members with Lantern Awards.

Leadership
North Alabama chapter needs leaders to fill the board each year and there are a variety of committees upon which to serve. The state PRCA organization has more opportunities for leadership. Special events like the state conference and community service projects give other opportunities to serve. If you are interested, alert your local Board and let them know about your interest.

Code of Ethics
All members of PRCA have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics and do their part to uphold and further the state of the public relations profession. Review the Code of Ethics on the SPRF website.

Accreditation
Once meeting a few simple criteria, members can take a nationally recognized, universal accreditation exam — that means more recognition and often, more pay. Find out more at the PRCA site on accreditation. Accredited members are designated by the initials “APR” after their names.

Community Service
PRCA often selects local non-profit organizations to receive free public relations assistance with promotional campaigns, event planning, media relations, communication material and communication strategy. We do not provide fund-raising support.

A LEGACY OF CHAPTER AWARDS

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Part of the North Alabama legacy is a history of award-winning professional activity. Our chapter has won the Sharon Heflin “Chapter of the Year” Award six times.

Ten North Alabama members have received the state-wide organization’s highest honor, the Philip R. Forrest Practitioner of the Year Award.

Nineteen North Alabama members have been named Senior Practitioners.

Nearly every year, our members bring home Medallion Awards bestowed by their peers in the state.