Announcing PR Daily’s 2021 Nonprofit Communications Awards finalists

Congratulations to this year’s list of outstanding finalists!

PR Daily’s 2021 Nonprofit Communications Awards finalists represent the people, teams and organizations whose campaigns, partnerships and projects helped build awareness of or raise funds for important causes, initiatives, organizations and programs.

Their powerful storytelling was put on display and led to success for their organizations or clients, and we congratulate these impressive finalists on their successful work.

Scroll down to see who made this year’s list, and stay tuned for the winner announcement in late September.

Grand Prize: Nonprofit Communications Campaign of the Year

  • American Gas Association: #FuelingOurCommunities
  • American Kidney Fund: Helping patients through COVID-19: American Kidney Fund
  • CompTIA: + Means Support
  • Inspira Health: Blue Hearts for Heroes
  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay area: Steady Through The Storm: 2020-21 Comprehensive Communications Campaign

Grand Prize: Nonprofit Communications Professional of the Year

  • Christopher Lloyd: Aspire Indiana Health
  • Kevin Wong: The Trevor Project

Grand Prize: Nonprofit Communications Team of the Year

  • CompTIA: B2C Marketing Team
  • Milton Hershey School: Office of Communications
  • New Hampshire Public Radio: Marketing and Communications Department
  • Seattle Indian Health Board: Seattle Indian Health Board Communications
  • The American Cleaning Institute: Small Team Raises Loud Voice to Educate Consumers on Correct COVID-19 Cleaning Practices

Advocacy or Awareness Campaign

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: National Nutrition Month® 2021
  • Accion Opportunity Fund: #SmallBusinessStrong
  • AltaMed Health Services: My Vote, My Health™
  • Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center: Fight Child Abuse Campaign
  • Casey House: Untold Stories of Stigma
  • ECMC Group: Question The Quo: Empowering Teens on their Higher Ed Journey
  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • MLC & Co.: Leveraging crisis communications into long-term success
  • The TASC Group: Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Action Plan
  • World Vision International: Internal Communications Team

Annual Report

  • Centerstone: Centerstone’s FY2020 Annual Report
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: External Affairs Department
  • Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association: HBA Annual Report
  • International Erosion Control Association: IECA
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture: OFA Today – 2021 Edition
  • The Catholic Foundation: 2020 Annual Report
  • United Way of Southwest Michigan: We Were Built For This

Blog

  • American Kidney Fund: Helping patients through COVID-19: American Kidney Fund
  • SeriousFun Children’s Network: SeriousFun Digital Content Initiative

Branding or Rebranding Campaign

  • GBU Life: GBU Financial Life Rebrand
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: San Antonio Museum of Art: Awareness & Membership Campaign
  • UC Riverside: Brand Visual Identity Initiative

Community-Nonprofit Partnership

  • Devils River Conservancy: The Devils River Conservancy Membership Program
  • Jesse Lee Church: Jesse Lee Church Homemade Pumpkin Patch
  • Megaworld Foundation, Inc.: Taking the Extra Mile for the Last Mile
  • Providence Day School: Loaves & Fishes Campaign
  • UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care: Freedom House 2.0

Corporate-Nonprofit Partnership

  • Alorica: Miles 4 MLBA
  • First Book: Empowering Educators
  • Special Olympics International: School of Strength
  • The Trevor Project: Crisis Contact Simulator Launch

Covid-19 Communications

  • American Heart Association: Corporate Communications
  • American Kidney Fund: Helping patients through COVID-19: American Kidney Fund
  • American Medical Association: Putting Science First in The Fight Against COVID-19
  • Argentum: Argentum COVID-19 Communications
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County: Response, Recovery & Resilience
  • CAP Tulsa: CAP Tulsa Marketing & Communications
  • Center for Dairy Excellence: Still Farming for You: Dairy & COVID-19
  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • OCLC, IMLS, and Battelle: REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project
  • Rush University System for Health: Rush Covid-19 Marketing and Communications Campaign
  • The American Cleaning Institute: Cutting Through the Noise: American Cleaning Institute Launches Multi-Pronged Effort to Educate Americans on COVID Cleaning
  • The New York Women’s Foundation: 2020 Resilience NYC: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
  • The PepsiCo Foundation: Meals to You

Digital Publication

  • Centerstone: Centerstone’s FY2020 Annual Report
  • Generation180: Digital Publication: Flip The Script Newsletter
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture: OFA Today – 2021 Edition
  • University of Notre Dame: NDWorks Weekly

Diversity: Equity and Inclusion Communications

  • Alorica: Alorica’s DEI Communications Campaign
  • Children’s Health: Children’s Health Introduces Employee and Community Resources Amidst Racial Injustice
  • Corazon Latino: Healthy Forest Healthy People Online
  • First Book: Empowering Educators
  • National AfterSchool Association: Create a Comprehensive Equity Strategy
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA): SEPTA Diversity, Equity, and Belonging: Where Differences Power Innovation
  • YWCA Northern New Jersey: Community Connections

Event PR and Marketing

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South Virtual SportsBall
  • City of Hope Orange County: Hope Lives in OC
  • NDSC: Soiree of Stars Gala
  • SeriousFun Children’s Network: SeriousFun for All

Fundraising & Donor Relations Campaign

  • Center for Parent and Teen Communication: 1-Minute Parenting Animation
  • Kean University Foundation: Kean University Foundation FY20 Annual Report
  • KQ Communications: Saving ACE Prevention Support
  • United Way of the National Capital Area: UWNCA EAF, FEC and Do More 24

Marketing Campaign

  • Cru: Wellness Resources
  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • National Association of REALTORS®: C2EX Challenge: Level-Up
  • National School Boards Association: NSBA 2021 Online Experience

Media Relations Campaign

  • American Humane: American Humane 2020 Hero Dog Awards
  • Camino Public Relations: 2021 Media
  • Children’s Health: Children’s Health and COVID-19, A Call to Action and Education
  • Evoke KYNE and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: Stop the Spread: COVID-19: Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Awareness Campaign
  • Generation180: Media Relations: Virginia General Assembly 2021
  • iQ 360: Movers and Shakas: Reimagining Hawaii’s Tourism Industry
  • Susan Davis International: Opening of the National Museum of the United States Army
  • The Jewish Theological Seminary: New Chancellor Rollout

Print Publication

  • GBU Life: The Reorter
  • International Erosion Control Association: IECA
  • National Association of REALTORS®: Social Media for Associations Booklet
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture: OFA Today – 2021 Edition
  • U.S. Masters Swimming: SWIMMER magazine

Video

  • Aspire Indiana Health: For Milo
  • Corazon Latino: Healthy Forest Healthy People Online
  • Foundation for Chiropractic Progress: I Know Pain
  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • National Association of REALTORS®: First-Time Buyer
  • Pittsburgh Technical College: Where Knowledge Meets Know-How: Day in the Life campaign

Visual Storytelling

  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice: In This Together

Website

  • Carroll Center for the Blind: The Stalls (Intranet): by Jason Laffer
  • League of Women Voters Education Fund: VOTE411
  • Webster University: New Website

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