WWPR Pro Bono Committee to Provide Communications Counsel and Support to Qualified Local Nonprofit Organization Serving Women or Children

Washington, DC – June 28, 2021 – Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR),

announced that it is actively seeking a new pro-bono client for a two-year term commencing in January 2022. The professional organization is inviting nonprofit organizations serving women and/or children in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to apply to work with WWPR’s Pro Bono Committee, which has provided public relations support and strategy to local organizations since its inception 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 client achieve and amplify the impact of its key communications objectives during the two-year term. The scope of services varies depending on the pro-bono client needs, and may include strategic planning, branding, messaging, media training, media outreach and monitoring, event planning, digital communication and/or website support, social media engagement, or other communications related services.

Applications must be submitted by end of day Friday, July 30. Organizations interested in applying for this program must demonstrate the following:

  • A mission dedicated to serving women and/or 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 to probono@wwpr.org.

“It was an honor to work with WWPR’s Pro Bono committee and we are deeply grateful for their time, talent and expertise,” said Joy Bentley Phillips, Chief Advancement Officer of Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School. “Over the last two years, WWPR’s Pro Bono committee has helped us develop clearer and stronger materials; advised us on media and other strategic communications opportunities; provided recommendations for our web presence and supported our advancement team staff through the numerous challenges presented by COVID-19. We are better prepared to deliver adult education and workforce development programs to DC residents in the years ahead because of WWPR’s support.”

“Despite all that 2020 brought to the table last year, our Pro Bono committee helmed by our talented co-chairs Zorie Valchev and Elynsey Price led an incredible two year project working with Academy of Hope to help them reach their marketing communications goals. Our work with Academy of Hope marks our eighth pro-bono client since the inception of the program in 1993 and reinforces WWPR’s commitment to working alongside the amazing non-profit groups in the Washington DC area,” said WWPR President, Christina Francisco. “As I look back on our time with Academy of Hope, I feel honored to have WWPR be a part of their journey of growth and I know I speak for the whole board when I say we are truly inspired by the impact and work that Academy of Hope shares through its mission to create a lasting impact by offering tailored educational services for adults who, due to low-literacy and insufficient basic skills, are not able to find or retain living-wage employment and are often trapped in a cycle of poverty.”

Following an application review and interview process, WWPR will announce a new Pro Bono client in January 2022. For more information about WWPR, please visit www.wwpr.org. Specific questions about the application process and the Pro Bono Committee may be directed to Pro Bono Co-Chairs Elynsey Price and Zorie Valchev at probono@wwpr.org.

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