Congratulations to the winners of PR Daily’s 2017 Nonprofit PR Awards.

Nonprofit communications professionals face a lot of challenges. Whether their goal is raising awareness about their organization’s mission in the hopes of raising funds, inspiring people to take up the cause and volunteer or telling their story with the help of reporters, there’s a lot to do. They’re often tasked with getting all of this (and more) done with a small team and an even smaller budget. We’re excited to have found organizations that have overcome the challenges and met their goals.

Our winners come from a variety of organizations. They communicate about everything from health care issues to historic landmarks to travel and tourism. These unique stories and campaigns truly set these professionals apart from the rest.

Read on to learn more about the winners and honorable mention recipients for PR Daily’s 2017 Nonprofit PR Awards with this Special Edition of PRDaily.com:

CAMPAIGNS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Advocacy or Awareness Campaign

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Orange Slice Selfie Campaign, SHIFT Communications
  • Illinois Nurses Association Correctional Center Nurses Project, David James Group and Illinois Nurses Association
  • Decide to be Heard, Ohio's Hospice
  • Text for Food, Share Our Strength
  • #144aDay, Addiction Policy Forum
  • Filter It Out, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Honorable Mention

  • It's Not Just Camp It's …, JCC Chicago

Community-Nonprofit Partnership

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Flint Water IT Infrastructure Collaboration, Truscott Rossman and Great Lakes Health Connect
  • Delta Dental Clinic at VOA: Building a Dental Home for the Homeless, Delta Dental

Corporate-Nonprofit Partnership

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Metro United Way 2016 Campaign, Humana
  • The Castle Group x WriteBoston, The Castle Group and Write Boston

Honorable Mentions

  • Build Day 2016, RMD Advertising and Wagons Ho Ho Ho
  • A Call to Action for Gender Equality, Boylan Communications, LLC
  • PA Blue Ribbon Champion for Kids Awards and Rally for Children, Nell McCormack Abom Communications and Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
  • Positioning Sohn as a Conference for a Cause, Group Gordon and Sohn Conference Foundation
  • Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival, Tower

Honorable Mention

  • EdGEOcation Giving Campaign, USGIF

Honorable Mentions

  • When I Grow Up, The Abbi Agency and Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation
  • Tacoma Kids Have It, Tacoma Public Schools
  • "Fun Never Gets Old" Engagement and Awareness Campaign, Air Force Enlisted Village, Inc.
  • Value of the CCCs, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Golden Apple Awards Surprise Visits Campaign, The Harbinger Group and Golden Apple

Media Relations Campaign

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • The Science of Exercise: Reaching a Worldwide Audience with High Impact Research, McMaster University
  • Helping Solve an International Mystery—Team of Experts Investigate Death of Nobel Winner Pablo Neruda, McMaster University
  • Domestic Child Sex Trafficking, Public Relations KPS3 and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • DKMS U.S. Media Campaign, Marino PR
  • Global Fishing Watch, Launch Oceana
  • Spring/Summer 2017 Bug Barometer, Vault Communications and National Pest Management Association (NPMA)

Honorable Mentions

  • Home for the Holidays: Taking a Virtual Road Trip with the American Red Cross, American Red Cross
  • Going For Gold: Leveraging the Rio Olympics for Social Media Success, McMaster University
  • What's Age Got to Do With It?, Asbury Communities
  • The Great State Road Trip: Exploring MSU's Impact Across Michigan, Communications and Brand Strategy, Michigan State University

CREATIVE PR ASSETS

Honorable Mentions

  • We Are Stronger TOGETHER, Jewish Federation of Delaware
  • One Mission: 2016 Annual Report, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Foundations for Transformation: 2017 Sustainability Report, CooperKatz & Company and American Cleaning Institute
  • Inspired by Progress. Powered by People., LMI
  • Reporting VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s 2016 Success In A Revolutionary Report, VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Honorable Mentions

  • "Cutting-Edge Cancer Research: Patients share their clinical trials experiences," University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • “A dying child's spirit shines,” Spectrum Health
  • “Mighty boy defies the odds,” Spectrum Health
  • The Heart-In-A-Box, Indiana University Health
  • Positioning Sohn as a Conference for a Cause, Group Gordon and Sohn Conference Foundation
  • Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival, Tower

Honorable Mention

  • IU Health News Hub, Indiana University Health

Honorable Mentions

  • Urban Angel Magazine, St. Michael's Hospital Foundation
  • Thrive Magazine, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Forward Magazine Spring/Summer 2017, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Trajectory Magazine, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
  • Command Information—Yankee Engineer, USACE, New England District

Honorable Mention

  • Transformed by Travel Photo Contest, Cultural Vistas

Honorable Mentions

  • Everyday Moments of Grace, PeaceHealth
  • Peter Lombardo's Miracle, Spectrum Health
  • Pill-sized Pacemaker, Spectrum Health
  • Towards a More Compassionate Workplace, Seattle Children's Hospital and Fox-Wilmar Productions
  • Pew Fellowships in the Arts at 25, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

GRAND PRIZE

Grand Prize: Nonprofit PR Campaign of the Year

GRAND PRIZE

Honorable Mentions

  • Global Fishing Watch Launch, Oceana
  • VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s Historic District Campaign, VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Grand Prize: Nonprofit PR Team of the Year

GRAND PRIZE