CIPRNet launches to 'empower volunteers'

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today launched CIPRNet - an innovative engagement platform designed to empower the CIPR's 300 strong community of volunteers and enable greater collaboration between our membership committees.

CIPRNet provides an online space for member volunteers to share information on regional, national and sector news and events. The platform houses practical guidance and information on volunteer roles, and features an open forum enabling volunteers from different areas to exchange questions and ideas.

CIPRNet is the result of a comprehensive member volunteer consultation led by Laura Sutherland Chart.PR, FCIPR. The new platform forms part of the Institute's commitment to recognising the valuable contribution of its volunteers.

Laura Sutherland FCIPR Chart.PR Chief at Aura and Founder of #PRFest
The volunteer community who tirelessly support the mission and objectives of the CIPR are hugely valued. This new social networking platform will encourage greater sharing and collaboration amongst nations, regions and sector groups, which in turn should mean better communication, coordination and ideas.

CIPRNet will be key to growing engagement amongst volunteers. Thanks to everyone who has helped develop, test and launch the site.
Laura Sutherland FCIPR Chart.PR Chief at Aura and Founder of #PRFest
Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
The CIPR's strength lies in its networks. From San Francisco to Singapore, our volunteers are the lifeblood of the CIPR. CIPRNet will harness the positive energy of our volunteers on a single platform and encourage two-way communication. It will promote debate, idea sharing and exchange of best practice. Above all, it will empower our volunteers and enable them to deliver an even greater service for our members across the UK.
Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President

All CIPR volunteers including regional and sector group committee members have been sent instructions on how to access CIPRNet.