Washington, DC July 28, 2014Washington 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. Click here for the application.

WWPR is a professional membership organization for women in the public relations and communications fields. Our primary 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. Through the WWPR Pro Bono Committee we do just that by selecting a nonprofit client to which we provide pro bono communication and marketing services.

The WWPR Pro Bono Committee has been in existence since 1996. Every two years, the committee provides a nonprofit client with communications planning and assistance at no charge in order to help raise awareness of the organization. Our donated services can include press release writing, media relations, branding, marketing strategy, crisis communication planning, social media planning, event planning, messaging, media training and other communications related services. Each contract will be custom-created based on the selected organization’s need and goals.

WWPR is now accepting applications for consideration 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 probono@wwpr.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.

Click here for the application.

For more information about our organization, please visit www.wwpr.org. For questions about the application process, and the Pro Bono Committee, contact the committee Co-Chairs Maria Ibañez or Vicky Valdamani at probono@wwpr.org.




Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is the first and only D.C.-based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. WWPR is committed to delivering outstanding professional development, networking, marketplace positioning, and leadership opportunities to area communicators. Visit us at wwpr.org, “Like” us on Facebook.com/WashingtonWomeninPR, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR.


Media Contacts:
Maria Ibanez
Vicky Vadlamani