SCORE and Office Depot Foundation Named Finalist for PRNews Platinum Award

Sep 05, 2011, 09:00 ET from SCORE

Publication created by SCORE, Office Depot Foundation and Southern California Edison, 'Business Planning Tools for Nonprofit Organizations- Second Edition' gets Nomination.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - 'mentors to America's small business,' is honored to be nominated along with the Office Depot Foundation as a finalist for the PRNews Platinum Award in the category of External Publication. SCORE and the Office Depot Foundation are recognized for the 'Business Planning Tools for Nonprofit Organizations – Second Edition' booklet. This new, expanded edition is just one of the initiatives SCORE and the Office Depot Foundation are working on to assist nonprofit organizations in building their capacity to serve their communities.

The SCORE and Office Depot Foundations' 'Business Planning Tools for Nonprofit Organizations – Second Edition' booklet is an effective, user-friendly, 38 page booklet that includes sections entitled Diversity of Nonprofits, Strategic Plans, Business Plans & Feasibility Studies, Encouraging the Entrepreneurial Spirit, Financial Options, Volunteerism, Recruitment and more. Along with Southern California Edison's (SCE) important content contribution, "This guide is about a great American institution, and a powerful agent for change: the nonprofit charitable organization." (page 4 of the guide.)

"Nonprofits are crucial to the success of our country," SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says. "The 'Business Planning Tools for Nonprofit Organizations – Second Edition' is only one of the many free small business resources offered by SCORE." Yancey adds, "Recognition of this publication is also recognition of our great partnership with the Office Depot Foundation and the valuable content provided by both Southern California Edison and the Serve Illinois Commission."

The Annual PRNews Platinum Award luncheon will take place on September 14th at the Grand Hyatt in NYC. This event sets the industry benchmark for excellence across all areas of public relations and will honor the top PR campaigns of the year as well as the smartest communications initiatives and the people behind them. The SCORE Foundation's partner in the External Publication nomination category, the Office Depot Foundation, will also be inducted into the Platinum PR Awards 2011 Hall of Fame.

About SCORE:
SCORE has helped create more than 90,000 jobs over the past two years. With a strong network of more than 13,000 volunteers with a wide variety of expertise from 364 chapters nationwide, SCORE volunteers provide entrepreneurs and small business owners free advice and low-cost local workshops. SCORE, a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, also offers free online resources, templates and tools to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business.

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