COSPRA offers these membership benefits
We understand that Colorado school districts are unique and people in various roles are responsible for communications. Your membership provides you with the following benefits:
- Access to COSPRA Listserv
- This is an email group of all COSPRA members and one of the most valuable perks of membership! Get access to all members to ask questions, solicit advice, compare situations and get support for all your school communication needs.
- Reduced conference registration fees
- Sample resources
- A bank of parent and staff letters, plans and other communication tools to handle typical situations that schools and districts face. Why reinvent the wheel – use something that another professional has drafted and tweak it for your purposes!
- Networking and professional development
- COSPRA offers two member activities each year for networking and to gain valuable professional development training and skills. Each fall, professionals from around the state gather in Denver to hear from national speakers on best practices in school PR, social media, video production and more! Spring is a time for award recognitions and information about the future of the profession and our industry as a whole.
- Awards recognition
- Only COSPRA members are invited to participate in our annual awards program. This is a chance to showcase the best of your district from the year before. Cost effective and easy to enter, the program then features winners at the Spring Conference and highlights them on our website. Award winners are then recognized by the COSPRA board at their own School Board meetings and given a certificate or plaque, depending on award level.
- Professional development scholarships
- COSPRA offers scholarships for members to attend the annual national conference through our parent organization, the National School Public Relations Association. These scholarships are announced via the listserve and awarded at the spring luncheon. Stay tuned to your email for information each year.
- Accreditation scholarships
- Scholarships are available each year for members who are interested in earning their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). Scholarships are announced each spring in conjunction with the awards program, via the listserv.
- Chapter and Sponsor Events
Membership registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! The 2021-22 membership drive will end on October 15, 2021, so join now to maintain or get access to these great membership benefits!