To Show Love for Non-Profits on Valentine's Day, Boston-Based Strategic Communications Firm The CHT Group Announces "Communications for a Cause"

Contest is for New England 501(c)(3) organizations, winner will receive one year of free public relations services

Feb 14, 2013, 10:14 ET from The CHT Group

BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The CHT Group, a full-service public relations agency, launched a contest for New England based non-profit organizations, who will have the opportunity to win one year of free public relations services.


Communications for a Cause will accept submissions through March 15. Interested non-profits can apply online at using the submission form to explain the organization's work and mission and how it would benefit from a year of free public and media relations from the Boston-based agency.

"Each year our agency selects several non-profit organizations to work with on a pro-bono basis," said Marlin Collingwood, President of The CHT Group. "There are so many amazing charitable organizations that we've never heard of that are deserving of our pro bono work; so this year, we decided to look beyond our usual list and give an opportunity for any worthy organization to have a chance at a year-long public relations campaign to spread its message far and wide."

The winner of the contest will be chosen by a panel of three independent judges that will evaluate each entry based on need, the organization's mission, and the creativity of the submission. The expert judges include: Ted Chaloner, CEO of Chaloner and Associates; Jo O'Connor, Associate Professor of Public Relations at Boston University; and Rich Nagle, longtime Boston PR executive and entrepreneur.

The CHT Group has experience working on a pro bono basis with a variety of non-profit organizations including: The MGH Cancer Center's the one hundred, Camp Odayin, The Holy Family Institute, Variety the Children's Charity, Music4More, Teen Voices and Washington and Jefferson College.

Applicants must be a designated 501(c)(3) with a location in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut or Rhode Island.

For full details and more information about Communications for a Cause, please visit

About The CHT Group

The CHT Group is a strategic communications firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.The agency offers an array of services in the public relations, public affairs and government relations sectors, working with its clients to build and strengthen their relationships with media, elected officials, employees, regulators, customers, shareholders, constituents, and community leaders.