Pro Bono Committee to Provide Communications Counsel and Support to Qualified
Area Nonprofit Organization Serving Women and Children

Washington, DC – Sept. 19, 2012 – Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) today announced that the professional organization is actively seeking a new pro bono client for a two-year term commencing in January 2013. Nonprofit organizations serving women and children in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are invited to apply to work with WWPR’s pro bono committee, which has provided public relations support and strategy to local organizations since its formation in 1992.

As part of a 350-member strong organization dedicated to serving women in the public relations and communications fields, WWPR’s pro bono committee is exclusively focused on helping its pro-bono client to achieve key objectives and amplify the impact of its communications during the two-year term. The scope of services varies depending on an organization’s needs, and may include strategic planning, branding, messaging, media training, media outreach and monitoring, event planning, social media engagement, or other communications related services.

Applications must be received no later than October 16, 2012. Organizations interested in applying for this program must demonstrate the following:

  • A mission dedicated to serving women and families in the Metro D.C. area
  • 501(c) 3 status
  • At least 24 months in operation prior to submitting nomination
  • A dedicated point person to serve as liaison with WWPR pro bono committee

Completed applications may be submitted electronically to To submit a hard-copy application, please mail three copies of the completed application along with any existing printed or promotional materials to:

Washington Women in Public Relations
Attn: Pro Bono Search
Washington Square
P.O. Box 65297
Washington, DC 20035-5297

Following an application review and interview process, WWPR will announce a new pro bono client in January 2013. For more information about WWPR, please visit Specific questions about the application process and the pro bono committee may be directed to committee co-chairs Kate Barrett and Maria Ibañez at

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