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Contribute to the General Fund

Your contribution is essential to the Institute’s ability to deliver on its purpose – to build and mainstream research-based knowledge in public relations. In particular, it allows us to continue our policy of providing everything that we publish free of charge on our web site.

Contribute to a Specific Project

PR Research

Provides a guide to existing public relations research and translates this knowledge into practitioners’ language. Research-based knowledge is critical to the maturation of public relations as a strategic management function and a profession. This knowledge base consists of essays by noted scholars and links to a wide range of published research.

Sponsor an Award

Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Professional Public Relations

Noted scholars have called Hamilton’s techniques of persuasion, his authorship of most of the 85 Federalist Papers and their carefully timed release, plus his compelling debates, “the finest use of public relations in history.” In that same spirit, the Alexander Hamilton medal honors the person whose exemplary efforts demonstrate the power of the effective use of public relations.

Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications

The Arthur W. Page Society partners with the Institute for Public Relations to conducts this annual award competition for original case studies written by students at accredited schools of business, communications or journalism that focus on corporate communication and public relations practice.

Institute for Public Relations BledCom Special Prize

Awarded annually at the BledCom Symposium at Lake Bled, Slovenia, this prize recognizes the best new research to help practitioners understand how and why the culture of a country or region is an essential variable influencing how public relations is practiced there.

Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award for Excellence in Public Relations Measurement & Evaluation

The Jack Felton Golden Ruler Award recognizes superb examples of research used to support public relations practice. Winning papers are published as case studies by the Institute for Public Relations.

Pathfinder Award

Given in recognition of an original program of scholarly research that has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations. Special consideration will be given to an applicant’s lifetime research achievements.

Sponsor a Table at the Annual Distinguished Lecture

Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner

November 13, 2014, The Yale Club, NYC

The Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner is an unbroken tradition dating back to 1961. Each year, a major figure in PR practice or education, or a related field, addresses a topic of vital importance to our profession. In addition, the Institute bestows a variety of major awards, including the Pathfinder Award for a program of original scholarly research, and the Alexander Hamilton Medal for lifetime contributions to the public relations profession.

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Contributions of goods and services are welcome and include (but are not limited to) meeting space, consulting and creative services.