2018 Nonprofit Awards Finalists Announced by PR News

Nonprofit PR

Hunger prevention, hurricane relief, academic scholarships: These are just a few of the worthy causes spotlighted by the 2018 PR News' Nonprofit Awards finalists.

PR News' Nonprofit Awards—which benchmark and celebrate the past year's top nonprofit communications campaigns and the storytellers behind them—are announced at an annual luncheon in Washington, D.C., along with the winners of PR News' CSR Awards. This year, PR News' CSR & Nonprofit Awards Luncheon will be held March 20, 2018 at The National Press Club.

The luncheon will feature a keynote speech by Bob Filbin, chief data scientist at crisis intervention nonprofit Crisis Text Line, and a former driving force at DoSomething.org.  Filbin, one of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 and a notable speaker at SXSW, will speak on how communicators can turn data into action at their own organizations, driving involvement, action, funding and media interest for social responsibility programs and nonprofit initiatives.

Here's the full list of PR News' 2018 Nonprofit Awards finalists:

Nonprofit Communicator of the Year

  • Monique Morrow, The Humanized Internet
  • Kelly Stone, CompTIA

Nonprofit Team of the Year

  • America's Promise Alliance
  • goDigital - DC Public Library

Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts

  • Advocating for Access to Care: Frontline Physicians Unite - – AOA, AAFP, AAP, ACOG, ACP & APA
  • Campaign to Expand Full-Day Kindergarten in New Hampshire - Save the Children Action Network
  • Don't Lose Sight of Children: Saving Pediatric Health Care and the Affordable Care Act - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Infantile Spasms Awareness Week 2016 - McCabe Message Partners
  • NACE International
  • Park Champion Initiative - National Recreation and Park Association
  • This Is Hunger - MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Annual Publication or Brochure

  • 2017 Report to the Community - Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Children’s Health Takes Pediatric Health Care and Welfare Beyond
  • Foundations for Transformation: 2017 American Cleaning Institute Sustainability Report - American Cleaning Institute and CooperKatz & Co
  • "Passport to Downtown Manhattan", Educational Alliance's 2016 Annual Report - Educational Alliance

Blog

  • Building Better Lives in Guatemala - Counterpart International
  • IU Health News Hub - Indiana University Health
  • Professionals Blog - Milton Hershey School
  • Word on Benefits Blog - International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 

Branding/Re-Branding

  • Jhpiego
  • Nutrition International – GMMB
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
  • Zenith Education Group Introduces a New Path to Skills-Based Education - ECMC Group

Corporate/Nonprofit Partnership

  • Ascension Chess Program Empowers Students in the Face of Adversity – FleishmanHillard
  • Home is the Key 2017 - Porter Novelli Atlanta
  • Maggiano's/Make-A-Wish - Brinker International, Inc. 

Crisis Management

  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Castle View Elementary School Crisis Communications - Riverside Unified School District

Digital PR and Marketing

  • goDigital - DC Public Library
  • Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign - National Recreation and Park Association 

Employee/Internal Communications

  • 2020 Vision - Milton Hershey School
  • “Balloon Beat” Rises Above the Industry Standard - Children's Health

Event PR

  • Ann Arbor SPARK
  • Making My Daughter's Death Count: The Launch of the Heather Heyer Foundation - The TASC Group

External Publication or Report

  • 2017 Global Estimates on Modern Slavery – Edelman
  • Foundations for Transformation: 2017 American Cleaning Institute Sustainability Report - CooperKatz & Co
  • Power Up Hong Kong - Annual Report 2015/16 – Hong Kong Tourism Board

Fundraising and Philanthropy Communications

  • Home is the Key 2017 - Porter Novelli Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity
  • Turning Points: 2016 - Kenneth Rainin Foundation 

Marketing

  • goDigital - DC Public Library
  • Hurricane Harvey Appeal - CompTIA 

Media Relations

  • Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair: The Campaign to Improve Public Transit and Defend Transportation Workers’ Rights in the DC Metro Area - The TASC Group
  • Nurses Week/Diapering That Nurtures Campaign – AWHONN
  • Putting a Spotlight on Teen Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - JED Foundation and Makovsky

Member Communications

  • Medicaid Matters for Children: Pediatrician Engagement to Protect Children’s Health Care - American Academy of Pediatrics
  • SkinSerious - McCabe Message Partners PR

Natural Disaster Communications

  • Hot Topic: Disaster Communications - Charity Navigator
  • Hurricane Harvey Response: How Children’s Health Responded to One of the Largest Disasters in Texas History 

PR on a Shoestring Budget

  • Follow Your Beer - National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Hot Topic: Disaster Communications - Charity Navigator
  • Know the Risks - The MetroHealth System
  • Making My Daughter's Death Count: The Launch of the Heather Heyer Foundation - The TASC Group
  • SkinSerious - McCabe Message Partners PR
  • Tragedy to Triumph - One Boy's Story - Indiana University Health

Public Affairs/Issues Management

  • Center for Presidential Transition - Partnership for Public Service
  • Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair: The Campaign to Improve Public Transit and Defend Transportation Workers’ Rights in the DC Metro Area - The TASC Group
  • Global Perspectives on Tax Reform - Tax Analysts
  • Putting Patients Before Politics in the National Health Reform Debate - American Medical Association

Public Service Announcement

  • Join the Fight - United Way Worldwide
  • The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation: Shedding Light on Brain Aneurysms - Ogilvy

Social Media

  • #HANGRY campaign - Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry
  • Princeton HealthCare System
  • Recruiting Donations and Volunteers to Help Toronto’s Homeless for Project Winter Survival - Spark Growth

Social Responsibility Campaign/Initiatives

  • Count It! Lock It! Drop It! Campaign - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - MP&F Public Relations
  • Earth Focus Summer of the Environment - KCETLink Media Group
  • Greater Boston Food Bank: Hunger Action Month 2017 - Agency 451
  • #I'm not a good teacher# for promotion of ICPJS – Ogilvy
  • Life Service Award - National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Oxygen to Fly - Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Project Sunshine - Effect Burson Marsteller
  • School in Movement Program- Better on the Move Campaign - ARCOR Foundation

Video and/or Podcast Program

  • #I'm not a good teacher# for promotion of ICPJS – Ogilvy
  • Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Falling Behind Video - Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Love Tremendously Hope Exceedingly - Red Couch Stories
  • Nothing but Nets Launches Virtual Reality Film, “Under the Net” - United Nations Foundation 

Web Site

  • org - CompTIA
  • National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs - McCabe Message Partners
  • edu - Purchase College, SUNY
  • The Safe Cheesemaking Hub - American Cheese Society