Member Benefits

Being a member of NAPRCA delivers solid professional and personal benefits.

  • Monthly chapter meetings with knowledgeable and lively speakers on communication topics
  • Involvement in local events like The BIG Marketing & PR Event hosted in partnership with The Catalyst or Nonprofit University with The Community Foundation
  • Impactful community service through the PRobono Project
  • State and regional conferences (at member rates)
  • Password-protected online membership directory of PR pros in four states, organized by chapter and industry
  • Peer-reviewed awards at state and regional levels
  • Leadership opportunities at chapter, state and regional levels
  • Professional accreditation with military and young professional subcategories

Ready to join? Apply online.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Professional membership is for the calendar year January-December but eligible members can join any time at prorated rates (listed below). All memberships end December 31 and must be renewed for the following year.

  • January-March 100%
  • April-June 75%
  • July-September 50%
  • October-December 25%

If you’d rather not worry about messing with your monthly luncheon payment each time or submitting a receipt for reimbursement, you can simply prepay for your meals when you join or renew your membership. The cost is $150 for the year.

*Under normal circumstances, we offer prepaid lunch options. We will not during the 2021 calendar year. Stay tuned for more information.

Membership ownership remains with the individual. So if you change jobs or move to another PRCA chapter, your membership moves with you.

The North Alabama chapter of PRCA is one of the largest in the state with over 100 professional and student members from Huntsville to the Shoals. Our members represent a variety of industries and organizations – corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, media, advertising and PR firms as well as solo practitioners. There are four types of membership:
  • Active Membership – Full-time PR practitioners or those who have full responsibility for organizational PR activities
  • Associate Membership – Persons with an interest in PR but whose duties exclude them from the direct practice of PR
  • Student Membership – Full or part-time students pursuing a career in PR or communications
  • Sustaining Membership – Retired PR practitioners