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

Washington, DC – June 26, 2023 – 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 2024. The professional organization is inviting nonprofit organizations serving women and/or families in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to apply to work with WWPR, which has provided public relations support and strategy to local organizations since its inception in 1992.

As part of a 259-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 but 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 11:59 PM ET on Monday, July 31. Organizations interested in applying for this program must :

  • Be based or headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area
  • Focus on serving women and/or families
  • Have 501(c)3 status
  • Have been operating for at least 24 months 
  • A dedicated point person to liaise with WWPR 

Completed applications should be submitted via a form at https://forms.gle/Knw8EY5oRDXWqZPb9

You may also download a Word version of the form here to draft before submitting. Please note, all nominations must be submitted via the Google form, emailed submissions will not be accepted. 

“I loved working with the smart and highly capable WWPR women. They helped us develop a media strategy the first year that included lists and data that we’ll be using for years to come. During the second year, they performed a website audit that gave me so much brilliant information about how I can use our website smarter,” said Moira McLaughlin, Communications Manager for New Endeavors by Women. “But maybe my favorite part about the group was the way they showed up for us, at events, getting our name out there and even managing our social media at our annual fundraiser. They are talented but also committed and a joy to work with.”

“WWPR had the privilege to partner with New Endeavors by Women (NEW) to help transform the lives of women and end the cycle of homelessness. As public relations and communications professionals, we remain dedicated to telling the story of the countless women who have benefited from NEW’s bold mission. WWPR is committed to empowering women and we look forward to partnering with another inspiring local social impact driven organization for the 2024-2025 term,” said Zorie Valchev, WWPR President, and Elynsey Price, WWPR President.

Following an application review and interview process, WWPR will announce a new Pro Bono client in January 2024. For more information about WWPR, please visit www.wwpr.org. Specific questions about the application process, contact Anne Thomas and Maggie Moore at probono@wwpr.org

About Washington Women in Public Relations

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is a member-based professional society cultivating and inspiring female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC market and beyond. The organization is committed to providing leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship, and industry networking. Visit us at wwpr.org, connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR and on Instagram @WWPRDC.

Name: Anne Thomas, Maggie Moore 
Title: WWPR Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs 
Email: anne.thomas@wwpr.org; maggie.moore@wwpr.org