Top Five Reasons You Should Become an FPRA Member:
- Expand Your Network
- Improve Your Skills
- Gain Recognition
- Increase Your Value
- Discover Career Opportunities
FPRA is an organization dedicated to delivering value to its members. The organization provides a wealth of services, benefits and opportunities dedicated to the success of public relations professionals including staying abreast of the profession, access to professional development and learning from other practitioners. Membership in FPRA is a sound professional investment that gives you quality career opportunities.
Since 1988, the Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association has been promoting and developing the public relations profession. Its membership is one of the most diverse in the state with multiple levels of experience and differing areas of expertise.
From non-profits to health care organizations, the Nature Coast Chapter offers a wide array of professional networking opportunities, professional development programs and community service projects.
FPRA provides a variety of services, benefits and opportunities dedicated to the success of the public relations professionals. Membership in FPRA is a sound professional investment, regardless of whether you are a student, a PR professional, a business, a non profit or a government agency:
Individuals professionally qualified by education or experience, who devote at least 5O percent of their working time to public relations activities and pay their own dues. The membership belongs to the individual.
Any organization, corporation, governmental agency or similar institution may join and appoint representatives who are professionally qualified by education or experience and devote at least 50 percent of their working time to public relations activities. The organization pays the dues and owns the membership.
Multiple Professional Institutional
Any organization, corporation, governmental agency or similar institution may join and appoint several representatives who are professionally qualified by education or experience, devote at least 50 percent of their working time to public relations activities and are employed in the same location (building). In addition to lower annual dues, multi-professional members are eligible for lower annual conference registration fees. The organization pays the dues and owns the membership.
Retired Professional Membership
Any professional member who has retired from the full-time practice of public relations for profit and has reached 62 years of age or more, shall be eligible for retired professional membership.
Any member of the association who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the profession and the association at both the state and local level, upon the recommendation of the Past President’s Council to the Board of Directors, followed by unanimous vote of both the board and the membership present at any regular meeting shall be eligible for life membership. Life members shall not be liable for dues or assessments.
Any person, either as an individual or representative of a firm or corporation, interested in the activities of the association and in an allied field of the public relations profession, is eligible for allied membership. As with professional memberships, if the individual pays the dues, he or she owns the membership. If an organization pays, the membership belongs to the organization.
A person professionally or academically qualified for professional membership, but who is temporarily not actively engaged in a public relations position. This membership is available for a maximum of one year.
Full-time students enrolled in accredited institutions of learning and interested in public relations. Student memberships run from September 1 – August 31.