PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon – March 12 in D.C.


Keynote Presentation:
Dave Daigle
Associate Director for Communications Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Join PR News for the Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon on March 12, 2015, from 12 - 2 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.

View Finalists | View Press Release | Register | Why Should I Book a Table?

PR News will honor the finalists for the CSR Awards alongside the Nonprofit PR Awards winners and honorable mentions on March 12 in D.C. View the complete list of CSR finalists online now.

Also be sure to attend the Crisis Management Workshop, which is the morning of the Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon, also at the National Press Club. This intensive half-day workshop will feature crisis management experts who will share their experiences and insights in how to develop and execute a strategy that will help your organization or clients weather inevitable crises.

Victoria Day
Airlines for America

Andrew Hollinger
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jessica P. Nielsen
Lockheed Martin

National Press Club
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Per Person Rate Regular Rate:
Awards Luncheon Only $475
Awards Luncheon & Crisis Workshop $1025
Group Rate Regular Rate:
Awards Luncheon & Crisis Workshop (group) $975
Awards Luncheon Table of Ten (Priority Seating)
Awards Luncheon Table Sponsorship (Priority Seating and Logo Placement in the Event Program Guide)  $6500

For more information, please contact Rachel Scharmann at Find out more about PR News' Crisis Management Workshop from 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. the morning of the Nonprofit PR & CSR Awards Luncheon and join us for both must-attend PR events. Space is limited, so register yourself and your team today; tables of ten are available!


Why Should I Book a Table?

By reserving a table at PR News' Nonprofit PR 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. With a table sponsorship, you'll receive priority seating, as well as added exposure with your company's logo in the event program guide. Reserve your table of ten today!

Nonprofit PR Awards Finalists

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Association/ Nonprofit Team of the Year

  • ASCD - Communications Team
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Small Business Majority - Communications Team
  • United Nations Foundation - Connecting you and the UN

Nonprofit Communicator of the Year

  • Angela Peluso – Verizon Foundation

Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Great Futures Campaign
  • Havas Worldwide Paris - The Airfood Project
  • Illinois Policy Action - Defending Illinois’ fair, flat tax
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI #Act4MentalHealth Campaign
  • NSF International - Campaign for Safer Supplements
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) - Hosting the World’s Mineral Industry and Canada’s Elected Representatives
  • United Nations Foundation, Girl Up Campaign - Girls Count Act
  • Weber Shandwick on behalf of Siemens - The Baton Pass


  • Illinois Policy Institute - "Dewonked"
  • Sierra Club - Coming Clean

Branding/ Rebranding

  • Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility - Formerly The Century Council
  • ICSC
  • Imprenta Communications Group, Inc. – On Lok Lifeways
  • King Media and the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition – ICE 5-Year and Affordable Housing Plan
  • Orbis International
  • US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform – Restoring Balance. Ensuring Justice: A Re-Branding for Effective Change

Corporate/ Nonprofit Partnerships

  • ASPIRE Communications - Cell Phones for Soldiers and AT&T Provide a Lifeline for America’s Bravest
  • Discovery Education - Manufacture Your Future
  • - Sprint
  • United Nations Foundation  - Walgreens
  • Weber Shandwick - Prudential and the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games
  • Weber Shandwick on behalf of Siemens - The Baton Pass

Event PR

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting Press Program
  • Child Care Resource Center - 5th Annual Laps4Literacy Event
  • Copacino+Fujikado - The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Asks: Do You Know Bruce?
  • Henson Consulting - Navy Pier Announces $20 Million Legacy Gift
  • The TASC Group - Athlete Ally's and All Out's Principle 6 Campaign
  • United Nations Foundation - Social Good Summit


  • EngenderHealth – Expanding access to international family planning
  • Golin on behalf of PetSmart Charities – The Journey Home: A Rescue Waggin’ Story
  • High10 Media  - Deaf Film Camp
  • King Media and the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition - ICE 5-Year Fair and Affordable Housing Plan
  • The Zeno Group -  The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse

Media Relations

  • American Institute of CPAs - Costs of Summer
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Tartaglia Communications - SPARK: Promoting a New Science Competition
  • The Hauser Group - Fair Saint Louis 2014
  • Henson Consulting - Destination Solar System Launches at Adler Planetarium
  • International Justice Mission - The Locust Effect
  • The National Audubon Society - Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report
  • National Education Association - Students Before Profits: The fight against corporate education reform in York, PA and Nationwide
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – National Study: Teens Report Higher Use of Performance Enhancing Substances
  • Porter Novelli - Center for Civil and Human Rights Opening Day Celebration Atlanta
  • The Zeno Group - The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse

Natural Disaster/Crisis Communications

  • The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light - Disaster Preparedness Kit-Building Events
  • GroundFloor Media - Establishing ColoradoUnited as the Brand and Voice of Colorado’s Recovery from the 2013 Floods
  • Singer Associates, Inc. – Children’s Hospital Oakland

PR on a Shoestring Budget

  • allen & gerritsen - Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life
  • ASPIRE Communications - ASPIRE Races to the Rescue of Rescue Ranch
  • Brevard Public Schools - Financial Facts Informational Campaign
  • Denha Media Group - Detroit's Loyola High School: A Plea to Pope Francis
  • FleishmanHillard - The St. Baldrick's Foundation
  • Harden Communications Partners - East Bay Vintners Alliance: Urban Wine Xperience
  • Meet Minneapolis - I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis
  • United Nations Foundation, Girl Up Campaign - #GIRLHERO campaign
  • Weber Shandwick with Reboot - Taking a Tech Detox: Nat’l Day of Unplugging

Public Affairs / Issues Management

  • Finn Partners on behalf of the D.C. Justice Grant Administration - "Show Up, Stand Out"
  • Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications - The Chicago Community Trust
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - Vision Plan: Imagine the Future of Open Space
  • Singer Associates, Inc. - City of San Bruno

Public Service

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders
  • Home Front Communications - Buckle Up for Life: It’s time we all get it right
  • Home Front Communications - See Tracks? Think Train! “It’s No Contest” Campaign
  • Imprenta Communications Group, Inc. - Wage Theft: Public Education
  • The TASC Group - Nonprofit Advocacy Campaign: Athlete Ally's and All Out's Principle 6 Campaign


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014
  • Compassion International - Compassion Magazine
  • Cultural Vistas - We Are Cultural Vistas, 2013 Annual Report
  • Nexus – Cornerstone Magazine
  • Pioneer Human Services
  • Reputation Architects - Enhancing Lives, Transforming Care: ArchCare 2013 Report to Stakeholders

Social Media

  • American Heart Association - EmpowerMEnt Challenge
  • EngenderHealth - Expanding Access To International Family Planning
  • JPA Health Communications - Melanoma Research Foundation: #GetNaked
  • The New York Public Library - #ireadeverywhere
  • Pets Add Life - American Pet Products Association’s Non-Profit Campaign
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children - Fezzy Gets His Name
  • United Nations Foundation - MDG500 campaign
  • United Nations Foundation, Shot@Life - Blogust campaign
  • Weill Cornell Medical College - “A Virtual Graduation” the Launch of Weill Cornell’s Instagram Platform

Social Responsibility

  • – H&M
  • Imprenta Communications Group, Inc. - Ethiopia Health Aid
  • Mediators Private Limited - OUP Anti-Piracy Awareness Campaign
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children - On Track to a Safe Summer
  • The TASC Group - Athlete Ally's and All Out's Principle 6 Campaign
  • Weber Shandwick and Yum! Brands - World Hunger Relief
  • The Zeno Group - Allstate Foundation Purple Purse
  • The Zeno Group - The Allstate Foundation: #GetThereSafe

Video and/or Podcast

  • AXON: National Hemophilia Foundation - What Schools Should Know: Having a Student with a Bleeding Disorder Video
  • EngenderHealth - Expanding Access to International Family Planning
  • Reputation Architects – Transforming Lives: ArchCare 2014 Gala Fundraising Video
  • Singer Associates - The Gorilla Foundation
  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust – Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations


  • Alcoa Foundation / Discovery Education - Manufacture Your Future
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - Redesign of CancerProgress.Net for ASCO's 50th Anniversary
  • National Association for Music Education - Broader Minded: Think Beyond the Bubbles
  • Orbis International

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