PRSA Colorado Benefits

    As one of the 10 largest chapters in the nation, PRSA Colorado offers members a tremendous network in which you can actively benefit from and participate in to help shape the current and future landscape of our industry. 

    Professional Development

    Continuing Education/Professional Development Programs - PRSA Colorado’s professional development programs feature a timely topic with wide appeal. The meetings provide an excellent networking opportunity, with more than 50 area professionals in attendance. PRSA Colorado members receive a 25 percent discount on event registration. 

    Annual Chapter Summit - PRSA Colorado offers a full day of engaging discussions, case studies and relevant presentations for Colorado’s public relations professionals. Featuring top talent from some of the most noteworthy industries and companies in the state, the summit focuses on best practices for developing meaningful and effective communications strategies. Anyone is welcome to attend this full day of learning, a half day or solely the keynote speaker lunch. Members receive a discounted rate.

    Accreditation - Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is the only professional certification program open to public relations professionals, and is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB). PRSA Colorado helps candidates prepare for the Examination for APR and membership is required to retain the designation, which requires fulfillment of maintenance requirements set forth by PRSA. 


    Events - PRSA Colorado offers a variety of events each month including the continuing education meetings, annual summit and social events to afford networking opportunities. Members receive discounted rates to attend.

    Committees - PRSA Colorado's committee volunteers are vital to the success of our chapter. Countless hard-working members devote time and energy to committees, allowing them to build a closer working relationship with other professionals, further develop their professional skills and learn new skills, too. You must be a PRSA Colorado member to volunteer on a committee (or serve on the Board of Directors). Committee and board volunteers have a much stronger professional network than their colleagues who don’t volunteer with the chapter. 

    Directory - A searchable directory listing of all members is provided on PRSA Colorado’s website and can only be accessed by members.

    Community - Share your content and drive thought leadership by contributing to the PRSA Colorado blog, commenting on our social properties and sharing your voice at events. 


    Gold Pick Awards - The PRSA Colorado Gold Pick Awards is an annual competition designed to recognize programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the public relations profession in Colorado. The awards competition is open to all PR practitioners who reside in Colorado. Entries are submitted at the start of each calendar year. Winners are announced at a May celebration. You do not have to be a member to enter the competition.

    Special Awards

    This is your chance to recognize the outstanding professionals in our field and those we work so closely with each day. Some of these awards are only open to PRSA Colorado members, but anyone may submit a nomination.