Our Industry Partners & Friends

The PRSA Foundation seeks to be both a catalyst and convener by embracing our peer organizations as allies and strengthening our programmatic efforts by engaging these organizations as partners.
Champions for PRSSA
Founded in 1981 by Betsy Plank, APR, Fellow PRSA, the Champions for PRSSA, formerly called Friends of PRSSA, bring together those who have special, ongoing interest in PRSSA, its student members and public relations education.
Hispanic Public Relations Association

Founded in 1984, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the foremost organization of Hispanic public relations practitioners in the U.S. HPRA is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of Hispanics in public relations through year-round programs, professional development seminars and networking. The national organization aims to meet the professional needs of the growing number of Hispanic PR practitioners, independents and agencies. HPRA National, its Chapters and those Chapters in formation are paving the way for the next phase of growth and evolution in the PR industry, especially in the Hispanic market space.

International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC)

AMEC (the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication) is the world’s largest media intelligence and insights professional association, representing organizations and practitioners who provide media evaluation and communication research and analytics. AMEC currently has more than 160 members in 86 countries worldwide. Our industry role is to help educate the market and encourage best practice. Our mission is to educate and grow the market in each region for the benefit of our members through International Chapters (hubs) in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. AMEC’s pioneering work in the field has included the development of the Barcelona Principles, Barcelona Principles 2.0 and most recently the launch of the AMEC Integrated Evaluation Framework.

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations representing 55 countries across the globe: from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia. Collectively, these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms.


The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit research foundation focused on research that matters to the profession, providing timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use. All research is available free at www.instituteforpr.org and provides the basis for IPR’s professional conferences and events.

The Museum of Public Relations
National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS)

The National Black Public Relations Society, Inc. serves as an advocate for black professionals in the public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations and related fields. Through a network of members in affiliates around the country, the organization, founded in 1998, offers peer-to-peer support, mentorship, networking, job opportunities, internships and career advancement strategies for professionals engaged in corporate, government, agency, nonprofit and private practice.


Page is a global membership organization that unites the world’s leading communications executives to strengthen the enterprise leadership role of the chief communications officer (CCO). We advance our mission through thought leadership, learning programs and networking experiences to connect the brightest industry minds to transform business for the better. With nearly 800 members in 25 countries, Page members represent a multitude of industries, PR agencies and advisory firms, nonprofits and NGOs, and academicians.

The Plank Center

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations is the leading international resource for practitioners, educators and students who are passionate about advancing their careers and the public relations profession. Along with its pillars of leadership and mentorship, The Center is a catalyst for other professional organizations, to help identify and bridge gaps, and assist organizations seeking to adopt best- in-class practices in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The PR Council

Representing over 100 firms, the PR Council (PRC) is a U.S. membership-based industry association designed to empower the present and next generation of communications professionals, industry innovators and business leaders through education, events and industry resources. Visit www.prcouncil.net to learn more.

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community. The organization’s mission is to make its members smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career through innovative programs that enhance their credibility and opportunities to connect with a strong network of more than 21,000 professionals. Learn more about PRSA at https://www.prsa.org.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Founded in 1967, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA consists of more than 10,000 students and advisers organized in 300-plus Chapters in the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.