Keynote Speaker
Emily Lenzner
VP, Global
Atlantic Media

Join PR News for the Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon on March 15, 2016, from 12 - 2:30 p.m., at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., as we salute the winners and honorable mentions of a distinguished circle of those holding the key to best practices in the nonprofit communications arena. This must-attend industry event will honor the top nonprofit PR campaigns of the year, the smartest communications initiatives and the people behind them.


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PR News will honor the finalists for the CSR Awards and the honorees for the Diversity in PR Awards alongside the Nonprofit PR Awards winners and honorable mentions. View the complete list of CSR finalists online now. You can view the Diversity in PR honorees here.

National Press Club
529 14th Street, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C., USA 20045

Traveling to D.C. for the luncheon? Here is a list of hotels near the National Press Club.

Don't forget to reserve your congratulatory ad in the Spring Luncheon Event Program Guide! For more information regarding placing an ad, please contact Account Executive Lindsay Silverberg at [email protected].

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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Per Person Rate Early Bird rate (ends Feb. 26): Regular Rate:
Awards Luncheon Only $499 $499
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For more information, please contact Rachel Scharmann at [email protected].

PR News will hold a PR Business Leadership Boot Camp, which will take place the day before the Spring Awards Luncheon on March 14, 2016. This full-day, interactive event will give you an understanding of the business management techniques necessary to make your PR efforts a successful venture. Two-day packages are available for this event along with the Spring Awards Luncheon.

Why Should I Book a Table?

By reserving a table at PR News' Spring Awards Luncheon, you will ensure that your team will be able to sit together as we celebrate the honorees with priority seating at the front of the room. Seating at the luncheon is first come, first serve only without table reservations, so by securing a table your team will bypass the line and snag one of the best seats in the house. For questions on booking a table, contact Jessica Placencia at [email protected].


Nonprofit PR Awards Finalists

Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts

  • American Heart Association - Step Up to the Plate for School Meals
  • APCO Worldwide - Protecting North Carolina Nonprofit Tax Exemption
  • The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health - ACT!ON Mental Health
  • Havas PR Global Collective - A Global Collaboration Wins the Day for Climate Science
  • Illinois Policy Action - Chicago food-cart legalization
  • National Association of Convenience Stores - NACS In Store
  • United Nations Foundation - Public Affairs Team


  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Nine Network of Public Media: American Graduate
  • Right Hat - A New Way of Thinking
  • Right Hat - Growing Excellence

Corporate/NonProfit Partnership

  • American Lung Association & CVS Health, Edelman - LUNG FORCE
  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - KidSmartz
  • Samsung Electronics Canada - Samsung Canada's The Look At Me Project
  • U.S. Green Building Council - Green Apple Day of Service 2015

Digital PR and Marketing

  • Consumer Technology Association - 2014 CTA Holiday Research Campaign
  • Taco Bell Foundation - "Potential" Campaign
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Weber Shandwick on behalf of UNICEF - Real-Time Content Studio at the UN General Assembly

Event PR

  • Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - Champions for Children's Hospitals
  • Girl Scouts of the USA - Girl Scouts Adds a ‘Byte’ to Its Iconic Cookie Program
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board - Home Away from Rome Campaign

External Publication or Report (online or print)

  • American Cleaning Institute - 2015 ACI Sustainability Report
  • The Case Foundation - A Short Guide to Impact Investing
  • The Garden Conservancy - Silver Anniversary Report
  • National Disability Institute - 25@25
  • SHIFT Communications - The Power of Wonder: Celebrating Five Years with Wonderopolis


  • 92nd Street Y, United Nations Foundation, Coyne PR, Edelman, Fenton, FleishmanHillard, Havas PR North America, Sunshine Sachs, Turner 4d, Weber Shandwick - #GivingTuesday: The Day the World Gave Back
  • American Lung Association & Edelman - LUNG FORCE
  • Johanniterhjälpen - Challenge Ebola
  • Taco Bell Foundation - Raising Money for Teen Potential


  • American Lung Association & Edelman - LUNG FORCE
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - WE ARE AESTHETICS
  • Taco Bell Foundation - "Potential" Campaign

Media Relations

  • American Lung Association & Edelman - LUNG FORCE
  • Compassion International - Rebuilding Haiti
  • Girl Scouts of the USA - Girl Scouts Adds a ‘Byte’ to Its Iconic Cookie Program
  • Humane Society Silicon Valley - Eddie the Terrible
  • U.S. Green Building Council - Top 10 LEED States
  • United Nations Foundation - Public Affairs Team

PR on a Shoestring Budget

  • Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing - Fair Pricing for Libraries
  • Girl Scouts of the USA - Girl Scouts Adds a ‘Byte’ to Its Iconic Cookie Program
  • Havas PR North America - Huerta Scholarship: The First Hour for the First Americans
  • Imprenta Communications Group - I Can Afford College
  • Johanniterhjälpen - Challenge Ebola
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation - Light it Red for Lymphoma
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners - Small Business
  • United Nations Foundation - Girl Up

Public Affairs/Issues Management

  • Havas PR North America - Moving Mountains to Draw Attention to Sacred Navajo Land
  • U.S. Green Building Council - Booz Allen Economic Impact Study

Public Service Announcement

  • AICR/Williams Whittle - CANcer PREVENTion: Together We Can
  • Imprenta Communications Group (United States of America) - North East Medical Services
  • NSBC and Paul Werth Associates - Love the Life – Wear It! PSA Campaign


  • CA Technologies
  • MedTech Association - Bio/Med Breakthroughs – 2015 Bio/Med Industry Report: Navigating Today’s Healthcare Landscape
  • MVP Health Care - MVPnews Employee Newsletter
  • Office Depot Foundation - 2014 Annual Report to the Community
  • US Postal Service - little blue book

Social Media

  • American Hosptial Association - Advancing Health in America
  • Hospital for Special Surgery - HSS Back in the Game
  • Weber Shandwick on behalf of UNICEF - Real-Time Content Studio at the UN General Assembly

Social Responsibility

  • Girl Scouts of the USA - Girl Scouts Adds a ‘Byte’ to Its Iconic Cookie Program
  • Imprenta Communications Group - Wage Theft
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners - Teen Driving Reboot
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice
  • Taco Bell Foundation - "Potential" Campaign

Video and/or Podcast Program

  • CAF America - Radio Network
  • The Case Foundation - Are Your Ready to Change the World?
  • National Hemophilia Foundation - Making Your Clot Work for You


  • Georgia Aquarium - 2015 Website Redesign
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association - NBWA Website

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