The Washington DC metro area (DC/MD/VA) is home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations doing good works for communities in need.  WWPR is always excited to engage with the nonprofit community and what better way to do that than through our Pro Bono Client Request for Applications.

Every two years, WWPR’s Pro Bono Committee rolls out the application process to identify a qualified 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization who meets the criteria and best demonstrates a strong need for communications and public relations help.  The current Pro Bono client is the Financial Literacy Organization for Women & Girls.  Previous clients include The Children’s Law Center, DC Rape Crisis Center, Safe Shores–the DC Children’s Advocacy Center, and Thrive DC.

Alicia Horton, Executive Director of Thrive DC, Pro Bono client for 2012 and 2013 years, commented that, “Thrive DC has been providing services to the homeless community for over 35 years.  We have been doing the work for a long time, but it wasn’t until the WWPR partnership that Thrive DC began, in earnest, the work of strategically communicating our mission and work to effectively increase our visibility and expand our audience.  WWPR offered invaluable support in many, many ways from the development of a comprehensive communications strategy, to help with the development a beautiful new website.  WWPR has enhanced our growth by lending their expertise, their time, and their passion to our work.”

This is a unique opportunity for a nonprofit organization to get access to professional communications assistance for two years from WWPR.  Our goal is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for PR practitioners in the Washington, DC metro area.  Our more than 300 members have a passion for supporting other local organizations whose missions also support women.

Become the next WWPR Pro Bono Client and apply for the 2015 and 2016 term.  The deadline is September 5, 2014.  Click here for criteria requirements and application.