Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Committee Descriptions
Share |

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
You must be a member of PRSA and PRSA Colorado to join a committee.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Committee Chair and Co-Chair:

  • Oversee committee, develop and implement processes for information sharing, manage PRSA Colorado communications plan and editorial calendar, ensure that all sub-committees are aligned with communication needs to achieve PRSA Colorado communication objectives.

Communications Sub-Committees:

  • Chapter Editor and Co-Editor: Reviews any and all content that will be made public through PRSA Colorado and ensure that chapter’s style standards and unified voice are met throughout channels.
  • Social Media: Oversee strategy and utilize association social media channels to promote PRSA Colorado events, programs, thought leadership, members and opportunities.
  • E-Newsletter: Oversee e-newsletter content creation, strategize to effectively promote PRSA Colorado events, programs, members and opportunities with currently subscribed members. Sends blog posts to association manager for posting.
  • Content Coordinator: Oversee content creation for PRSA Colorado’s existing channels, research Colorado events, programs, member news and industry related topics. Work with PRSA Colorado board and members to develop creative content.
  • Media Relations: Work with relevant media outlets to share PRSA Colorado news, find and obtain thought leadership opportunities such as guest columns, etc. and help to promote the chapter and its work in every possible way.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

PR Boost:

  • Plan and execute annual event that provides PR/communication assistance to area nonprofits.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

PRSSA/Student Outreach:

  • Serve as liaison with local PRSSA chapters.
  • Coordinate at least one student program per year.
  • Build relationships with student PRSSA chapters and PR groups at universities and colleges within the chapter service area.
  • Provide speakers for PRSSA meetings and other non-PRSSA groups. Strongly encourage PRSA associate membership after college graduation.
  • ·        Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

 

GOLD PICK AWARDS

  • Handle chapter citation programs for outstanding service to the chapter and profession.
  • Responsible for all aspects of annual awards event including call for entries, reciprocal judging, event coordination and management.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

MEMBER SERVICES

Accreditation:

  • Promote Universal Accreditation within the chapter and encourage eligible members to participate in the exam process.
  • Work with other chapter committees in planning and conducting courses or seminars to prepare candidates to take the accreditation exam.
  • Schedule written and oral portions of the accreditation exam and arranges for oral examining teams of three accredited members.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.
  • Ethics study curriculum for accreditation exam supported by Chapter Ethics Officer.
  • Chair and vice chair must have their APR. Committee members do not need to have their APR.

 

Membership Recruitment/Retention:

The goal of this committee is to earn new members, while also helping to support a positive member experience within the Colorado Chapter. The committee is led by a chair and supported by a team of two to four committee members. Ideally, members of this committee are comfortable with discussing our chapter, the benefits of membership, sharing their positive experience within the chapter and having conversations with people interested in learning more about PRSA Colorado. This committee provides a great opportunity to learn more about how to keep a member organization strong, while gaining a greater knowledge of what PRSA national and our chapter offer to members. Typically, there is one meeting in person, per quarter, with monthly conference calls in-between those meetings. Event attendance is not required, but helpful in carrying out the following tactics. Generally, outside of the 30-60 minute monthly calls and event attendance, committee members spend about 2-4 hours/month to help achieve the committee’s goals.

  • Identify eligible and qualified candidates within the chapter area, to assist them in becoming members.  Pay particular attention to graduating PRSSA members, established practitioners who are new to Colorado and new practitioners.
  • Support the chapter’s member retention program.
  • Be familiar with the membership and eligibility information in the national and local chapter bylaws.
  • Be aware of national membership promotions that can be leveraged locally.
  • Submit annual membership recruitment/retention plan for board approval.
  • Promote friendly relations among members, welcome new members into the chapter and make certain that guests who attend chapter functions meet members.
  • Formally follow up with guests to all PRSA Colorado functions, done via phone and email.
  • Ensure each new member is accompanied and properly introduced when attending the first chapter meeting.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.
  • Solicit board support as needed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Programs/Social Events:

  • Plan, promote and stage professional develop programs for regular chapter meetings.
  • In addition to scheduling speakers, panelists or other programs, including making all advance arrangements with speakers, obtain biographical information for introductions and promoting and publicizing the meeting.
  • Make recommendations to the board of directors for additional professional development programs.
  • Create social and networking opportunities for chapter members throughout the year.
  • Coordinate annual events, including the Leadership Garden Party and the Holiday Party.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

 

Chapter Summit:

  • Plan, promote and stage the annual Chapter Summit, a full-day professional development and networking event.
  • In addition to scheduling speakers, panelists or other programs, including making all advance arrangements with speakers, obtain biographical information for introductions and promoting and publicizing the Chapter Summit.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

 

Young Professionals:

  • Create social and networking opportunities for chapter members throughout the year with particular focus on younger members.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

 

Strategic Partnerships/Sponsorship:

  • Led by the immediate past president.
  • Create sponsorship opportunities to generate chapter revenue.
  • Maintain relationships with sponsors.
  • Manage strategic partnerships with other professional organizations.
  • Collaborate with board and committee chairs to develop opportunities to generate chapter revenue.
  • Adhere to annual budget allowance/goal.

 

Volunteer Crew:

  • Volunteer your time on an as needed/as available basis.
  • Be “on call” to support other committees with one-off tasks.

 

last updated 12/12/16

 

 


















PRSA Colorado
12011 Tejon St., Ste. 700, Westminster, CO 80234
(303) 920-0176, fax (303) 458-0002
info@prsacolorado.org