announced today that the National Association of Mothers’ Centers (NAMC)
was the winner of the firm’s “S Contest.” SDialogue
will work with NAMC
in an engagement of up to two months, worth $10,000 in sustainability strategy and communications services.Linda Juergens, Executive Director at NAMC
, said “There is no way to underestimate how crucial a sustainability strategy is for organizations, particularly non-profits which are facing increasing challenges in the current economic environment. The NAMC
is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with a firm like SDialogue
to accomplish our mission of supporting care giving work.”
SDialogue had promoted the contest and voting process through various social media platforms, advertising and the press. The contest began with 40 entrants, describing why their organizations were worthy of such services and how winning could benefit them. The winner was selected through a community vote at an online SDialogue contest page, after SDialogue narrowed the field to five finalists.
The contest ended with over 2,000 votes coming in for the five finalists and NAMC clearly taking the lead. Beth Bengtson, partner at SDialogue, said “We’re thrilled with the level of participation and the quality of the entrants. While we felt that all of the finalists were great organizations and worthy of our services, the community spoke and chose NAMC. We look forward to the opportunity of working with them and furthering their cause.”
The five finalists were as follows:
icouldbe.org is a pioneer in the emerging online mentoring industry reaching young people who do not have access to quality educational resources, using a dynamic virtual learning environment to connect them to mentors who offer practical and individualized advice, information and expertise.
· People Capital
People Capital is an early-stage, socially-responsible firm that aims to address the funding gap between higher education costs and federal loans and grants – a $113 billion market.
· National Association of Mothers’ Centers
The NAMC has a 35 year history of life-changing mother-to-mother support and connections, addressing mothers’ unique needs and experiences within a unique culture of mutual respect. Our programs impact not just mothers, but children and families too.
· Speak Shop
Speak Shop provides face-to-face Spanish tutoring via webcam with teachers in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Customers schedule lessons at their convenience and pay about $10 per one-hour lesson. Teachers gain business and technology skills while working at a fair wage as micro-entrepreneurs.
Sweetriot is an activist candy company based in New York City and is creating a sweet movement to FIX the world! Sweetriot sources and produces our cacao directly in Latin America and uses recyclable, reusable packaging which features emerging artists.
About SDialogue: SDialogue is an award-winning, full-service sustainability strategy & communications firm. Founded in 2003, well before the recent green marketing craze brought everyone on the bandwagon, SDialogue has helped clients that have included Ben & Jerry’s, National Geographic, Working Assets and Yale University, among dozens of others. www.sDialogue.com
About NAMC: The National Association of Mothers’ Centers recognizes the challenges, realities and value of mothering and advocates for support of care giving work. Since 1975 their community-building model has laid the foundation for hundreds of programs in local centers, in libraries and in the workplace. These programs offer mothers, fathers and other caregivers a sense of camaraderie, peer support, empathy, information, and resources. http://www.motherscenter.org/