A few weeks ago, a friend of mine (who works for The Marcus Group) mentioned they were putting together a campaign to offer one year of free communications services to one lucky nonprofit from the New Jersey or New
York metropolitan area. They decided the best way to celebrate their 40-year anniversary would be to give back to a nonprofit in their area. The name of the campaign is “Forty for Goodness Sake”.
Financially, times are rough for some nonprofits right now and I thought this was a brilliant way to reach out and help an organization in the area. I had to write about it, to help spread the word. It’s a brilliant campaign idea!
To give you some background on the agency, I’ll pull straight from a press release I found on their site:
“The Marcus Group, Inc. is a full-service advertising, public relations and crisis communications agency. Founded in 1970, The Marcus Group provides award-winning strategic communication services to a diverse group of commercial and not-for-profit clients.”
If you’ve heard their name before, it’s probably because they just helped Gilda’s Club gain local, regional and national media coverage and won a Communitas Award for “The Greening of Gilda’s Club NNJ”.
Are you a nonprofit who needs some help on the Communications front? The basic rules and how to apply can be found below. This is an awesome opportunity from a prominent PR agency, and I would highly recommend taking advantage of it!
In order to be elligible:
- You must be a 501(c)(3) organization from the New Jersey or New York metropolitan area
- You must have no current outside communications representation.
- Eligible nonprofits must provide a written description about themselves, their mission and services, and
how a communications firm can help them reach their goals.
For complete project details and an application form, visit www.marcusgroup.com. Applicants should send a completed form and two-page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should not exceed two pages.
Good luck to all the nonprofits participating, and congrats to The Marcus Group on 40 years of success (and more to come)!