Upcoming Events

FPRA Gainesville PR Masters – The Amazing Give

FPRA Gainesville members with 10+ years of experience are invited to join us for the first PR Masters of 2020!

Wednesday, January 29 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
The Community Foundation of North Central Florida
3919 W. Newberry Road, Ste 3, Gainesville, FL 32607

The Community Foundation of North Central Florida has been promoting and sustaining philanthropy in the North Central Florida Community since 1998. Community Foundations, such as this one, have become catalysts for improvement through philanthropy, helping you help others today and in the future.

The Community Foundation of North Central Florida hosts The Amazing Give, an annual 24-hour online fundraising effort offering other nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their organizations. For 24-hours, The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing an easy way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action.

Join us as we hear from Lesley Banis, director of programs, about the impact the Community Foundation is making and 2020’s The Amazing Give, which is March 20-21.

Questions? Email Immediate Past President Lindsey Robertson.

The FPRA Gainesville PR Masters program provides professional development and networking opportunities to members with 10+ years of experience in the public relations field. Anyone who meets this criteria is welcome to join at no cost as a part of their membership with our chapter.


FPRA Gainesville Pop-Up PR

Join us for some no-stress socializing at our next Pop Up PR — a way to relax and get to know your FPRA buddies. Enjoy some great food and great conversation at Public & General on February 5 starting at 5:30p.m. RSVP on our Facebook event so we know who’ll be joining the fun!


Wednesday, February 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Public & General
1000 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601


Creating a Hero Culture at Work: The Power of Attitude, Resilience and Appreciation!

How do we create a Hero Culture at work, meaning how do we model the heroic qualities that can exponentially improve morale, attitude and increase resiliency? In Jennifer Webb’s highly interactive program she discusses how to further develop the “powers” we already have to get the results we want. Entertaining and informative, it also discusses the power of gratitude and the importance of appreciation.

Take-aways identify various Super Powers and how to leverage their strengths including Spontaneous Combustion-the Power to fire up and excite people, X-ray Vision-the Power to “see” through the problem person to his or her potential and Serendicity-the Power to attract luck and create opportunity.

Thursday, February 20 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. (Breakfast program: networking begins at 8:30 a.m., program begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Sweetwater Branch Inn
625 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

All FPRA Members can prepay at the member rate of $20 or pay $25 at the door. Non-members can reserve their spot for $25 or pay $30 at the door.

If you would like more information, contact Linda Homewood at (352) 665-3665 or lhomewood@gmail.com.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will only be issued for a cancellation received on or before the Monday prior to the scheduled program. The cancellation must be submitted by emailing Linda Homewood. Registrants that do not remit payment at the time of registration and do not submit an email cancellation notification before the deadline will receive an invoice that must be paid in full within 7-10 business days.

Directions to Sweetwater Branch Inn: The inn is located six blocks east (away from the University of Florida) of the intersection of University Avenue and Main Street.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Kirby Smith parking lot across University Ave and on surrounding streets. *Do not park in areas reserved for guests of the Inn or in spaces marked as tow-away zones.*


FPRA Gainesville Quiz For a Cause

Join us for another fun night for Quiz for a Cause, our annual fundraiser to support professional development opportunities for FPRA members! Teams will test their knowledge of a broad range of trivia categories to compete to be the 2020 Quiz for a Cause Champions.

Beverages will be available for purchase through First Magnitude, and teams are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

Thursday, March 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
First Magnitude 
1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 

Admission: $25 for professionals/$200 for a team of 8. $10 for students.

All proceeds support FPRA professional development opportunities. Payment is accepted in cash, check or credit card at the door.

Teams: 8 people per team maximum.

Sign up: To serve as a team captain and register your team, contact Angela Chan at educationalservicesfpragville@gmail.com, or click below. Need help finding a team? Contact Angela Chan to be placed on a team. Everyone is welcome!