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As a PR professional, I am charged with being a keeper of client reputation, and an evangelist for their “good works.” As a result, I am consistently on the lookout for opportunities that will allow my clients to shine– which is probably why an announcement earlier this week about a new nonprofit “award” caught my eye.

Blue Avocado and Nonprofit Online News have announced the winners of the first-ever “Just Awards,” one for Abominable Press Coverage of the Nonprofit Sector, and the other for Narcissism in Philanthropy. The panel of judges chose the Rockefeller Foundation, citing the overwhelming and relentless promotion of its president, Judith Rodin for the Narcissism in Philanthropy Award and Stephanie Strom of The New York Times received the Abominable Press Coverage Award for her November 2009 article “Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks.”

I won’t go into all of the nuanced reasons for their selections (if you are interested, you can read more here), but I do want to play devil’s advocate for a moment, and explore some of questions that were running through my mind while reading about their selections: Read the rest of this entry »

Another week has flown by, which means that it’s time for “We are Thrilled” Friday (this is Communicate Good’s version of TGIF).  See my initial post on this topic here, and my follow up post here, for a bit of context.

Look – we all know how to find the sobering and upsetting stories in the news. Just read the front page of a newspaper, the home page of a news site, or watch the first 5 minutes of a news broadcast. Yet, despite the economy, the healthcare debate, and myriad international conflicts, there remains a wealth of individuals who are thrilled. You just need to know where to look…

1) Who better than funnyman Steve Harvey? … Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, is “thrilled to have The Steve Harvey Morning Show be a part of the 30th Anniversary of The Florida Classic. As the nation’s largest HBCU football game, we have a history of bringing fans a unique and exciting experience and we can’t think of a better man than Steve Harvey to kick off the celebration.”

See story here: Read the rest of this entry »