WWPR Pro Bono Client Request for Applications 2015-2016; Deadline September 5
Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is now accepting applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving women and children for consideration as our pro bono client for the January 2015-December 2016 term. Applications will be accepted through September 5,2014.
Nonprofits interested in applying for this program must have:
501(c)(3) status (current and in good standing)
Proof the organization has been in existence for at least 24 months
Must be based or headquartered and a registered 501(c)(3) in the Washington, DC metro area
A dedicated point person to handle day-to-day contact
A mission dedicated to serving women and families in the Washington, DC metro area
Please return the completed electronic application along with your organization’s annual report (in PDF format if available) and/or any digital promotional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014. Hand-written or hard copy materials will not be accepted. WWPR will announce its selection in November.
WWPR Brown Bag Panel Discussion August 14th: “Tips for Building a Winning Resume, Portfolio and Personal Branding for Career Success”
Join WWPR for a Brown Bag Panel Discussion, “Tips for Building a Winning Resume, Portfolio and Personal Branding for Career Success” on Thursday, August 14 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. at Powell Tate, 733 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The panel discussion will be followed by a limited number of 10-minute, individual resume review appointments for WWPR members only. Register today to learn the do’s and don’ts of how best to present yourself when it’s time to make the next career move.
Cost: Free to WWPR & PRSA members; $20 for non-members.
Recap: WWPR’s “Secrets to Planning Perfect Events”
By Jontice Small, WWPR Professional Development Committee Member
On June 26th, WWPR’s Professional Development Committee in partnership with Pepco Holdings, Inc. hosted an exciting and informative discussion at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery revealing the secrets to planning perfect events. The sold-out event began with networking, hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Geppetto Catering, and a wine tasting provided by Total Wine & More. Along with sparkling wines, Total Wine provided takeaways, including formulas on how to calculate the number of bottles for an event using the number of guests and duration of the program.
Debbi Jarvis, panel moderator and Group Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility for Pepco Holdings, opened with a warm welcome and shared several pointers to planning a successful press event. Regarding developing relationships with reporters she shared, “You have to do the work before the event,” and “Be a source, not a sore.”
The Role of Public Relations in Politics is a monthly column written by WWPR member Margaret Mulvihill, examining the role of PR in politics.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Washington Women in Public Relations
Definitions and Candidates
This month, while thinking about the role of public relations in politics, I went back to the basics. I pulled the definitions of public relations, politics and the two largest political parties in the United States.
This month’s Member Spotlight interview features WWPR member Tahira L. Christmon of Goodwill Industries International/WWPR Emerging Leaders Awards Committee member.
Q: How did you get started in communications?
A: My elementary school had a morning telecast that aired all of our school announcements from a makeshift television studio. In the fourth grade I began volunteering as a camerawoman and producing anchor scripts. The following year I became the lead anchor. In middle school I wrote feature and news articles for a weekly online publication that centered around educating children and teens on U.S. and world news.
Communicating and telling compelling stories have always come natural to me. I continued my interest in broadcast journalism at Syracuse University and interned at nearly every local and major news station this side of the Mason Dixon. When I graduated I was offered a job at the NBC News Washington bureau as an assignment desk assistant and field producer for “Nightly News with Brian Williams.” I went on to do general assignment and beat reporting with Verizon FiOs 1 and CTV News, a local news network in Maryland.
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