2021 Public Service Partnership(s)

PRSA Pittsburgh Seeks Local Nonprofits for 2021 Public Service Project

PRSA Pittsburgh is accepting proposals from Pittsburgh-area not-for-profit organizations that are in need of pro-bono public relations, marketing and communications assistance during 2021.

We recognize the communications, marketing and fundraising pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scope of services that the PRSA Pittsburgh Public Service Committee can assist with includes, but is not limited to the following (will be based on needs identified in proposal):

  • Planning and executing a communications strategy in response to the nonprofits current needs (i.e. assistance with media relations, crisis communications, social media, writing, etc.)
  • Beneficiary designation at a PRSA Pittsburgh virtual event or events (i.e., a portion of PRSA event sales will go to the organization, donate applicable supplies, opportunity for leadership or mission recipient to speak at PRSA events, etc.)
  • Planning and executing a communications campaign (i.e., to support a new fundraising initiative, new virtual events or programming, promote a new initiative, etc.)

See the Request for Proposals for more details.

Deadline for proposals is Friday, April 9, 2021.

Public Service Committee will select and notify chosen organization no later than Friday, April 23, 2021.

With questions, contact Jeff Krakoff, public service chair, at jeffk@krakoffcomm.com

Read more about our 2020 Public Service projects:

SWSG hosts its annual fundraising breakfast gala each August, the Strong Awards. However, due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be held online. The Strong Awards recognizes women, girls, and companies in the Pittsburgh region who demonstrate outstanding service to the community and who uplift women and girls.

“From 2017-2019, our budget increased by 40 percent thanks to fundraising during the Strong Awards,” said Kimmi Baston, Operations Director of SWSG Pittsburgh. “The success of this event is critical for our mentorship programming, and we’re thrilled to partner with PRSA on this project.”

PRSA Pittsburgh is providing communications and marketing planning, which includes media relations, social media, email marketing, and partner outreach for the Strong Awards.

Officially incorporated as a nonprofit in 2018, the Pittsburgh Hires Veterans has a small staff with military connections and an understanding of issues encountered in the transition from the military to life as a civilian.

“A pro bono relationship with PRSA Pittsburgh will have a tremendous impact on our organization, veterans and employers,” explained Dayna Brown, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Hires Veterans. “One of the best ways to thank a veteran or transitioning service member for their service is to help them secure a great job, now more than ever.”

PRSA Pittsburgh is providing strategic development of a social media strategy to be implemented over the course of the latter half of 2020 to increase Pittsburgh Hires Veterans’ visibility and awareness to the veterans and employers who could greatly benefit from their services.

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