Community Service


We serve as OCPRSA members’ resource to sharpen their expertise, gain experience, and give back to the community. Often PR professionals are interested in volunteering and doing good in the community, but they aren’t sure where to start. The committee works to provide that starting place by securing partnership opportunities between professionals, nonprofits and other organizations with a mission to enhance the greater good. By actively engaging as a liaison between PR pros and organizations in need, the committee provides PR pros with an opportunity to enhance their skills, build their portfolios, and also provide an organization with the support they need to spread the message of a worthy cause. This is achieved through both the online matching platform, the OCPRSA Gives Back Event, as well as other ongoing opportunities. Additionally, the committee works to provide seasoned PR pros the opportunity to give back by mentoring a young professional on a potential project for an organization in need.

Committee members’ responsibilities:
•    Plan the OCPRSA Gives Back event, working with PRSSA, YoPro, nonprofits and other organizations to ensure the event’s success
•    Strategize and implement ways to spread the word about the committee and its services to create a robust database to best match PR pros and organizations based on need, skillset and time availability


Patty Conover
Orange County Business Council