by Valeria Beussinkler_25smaller

How is it February already? With one month of 2015 in the books, it’s easy get caught up in so many priorities competing for our attention and small tasks we need to do each day.

As PRSA Central PA Chapter works hard on bringing you the many great events and initiatives we have planned for 2015, we encourage your feedback and greater involvement with our Chapter. PRSA Central PA is as great of a Chapter as all of us can make it!

As you are keeping track of fulfilling your 2015 professional resolutions, consider these 3 ways you can get more involved in our Chapter’s activities, meet new professionals and, hopefully, learn new skills or tools along the way:

  1. Register and attend one of our monthly programs featuring guest speakers on timely topics, network with fellow PR professionals in our area, meet the Co-Chairs of our Program Committee and talk to them about your needs for professional development and suggestions for topics you would like to see covered.
  1. Volunteer and serve as a Co-Chair on one of the Chapter Committees in 2015. Not sure you can make such a commitment yet? Start with volunteering your skills for a mini task or a small project that will help advance Committee’s 2015 goals. We can always use some extra hands in making our Chapter initiatives even better! And hey, maybe you will even acquire some new skills you can put on your resume or make new connections!

Not sure you are ready to volunteer? Go to our Facebook page or Twitter account, get involved in our PR conversations and help us spread the word about the Chapter!

  1. Looking for meaningful ways to give back to the communities you live and work in? Consider volunteering for our PRSA’s PR For a Day project in spring 2015.

On Friday, April 24, 2015, you will be partnered with a small non-pofit agency in your area to donate your experience and talent to the public relations or marketing projects of firms lacking appropriate skills or resources. You decide the number of hours you would like to donate, however, you are encouraged to spend at least three hours of your time with a non-profit agency at its office. Prior to the day of the event, you will be provided with some background information on a non-profit agency that you are partnered with, and their projects and challenges, in order to maximize the time spent on-site.

Want to learn more? Please contact Valeria Beussink and/or Liz Greenaway.