How To Recognize Us
When the good news of a grant made by the Perry County Community Foundation gets publicized, the benefit is widespread. You receive positive attention for the important work you are doing, which can spark the interest of other funders. The Foundation and its donors are recognized, promoting more investment in community projects. Finally, other nonprofits learn about the Foundation's grant programs and are encouraged to contact us.
The Foundation publicizes all grants, through media relations and by featuring grant stories in our own publications, but we need your help to spread the word about your grant projects. You are most familiar with the exciting programs, events, and results you have achieved with the support of the Community Foundation. Often, the media is more interested in hearing directly from a nonprofit organization and the people it benefits. If we coordinate our efforts, we can be more successful in getting the word out.
Here's how you can help:
• Include news of your grant in any publications you produce for internal or external distribution, such as newsletters, brochures, annual reports, lists of supporters, board minutes, etc.
• Contact local media, including weekly suburban newspapers and special interest publications as appropriate, using either a news release (contact us for samples or help) or personal phone call.
• Include the Foundation's name and logo on signs or plaques that recognize donors at events or on facilities.
• Provide a link to the Foundation's Web site on your Web site, if you have one.
The Foundation will help you by:
• Seeking publicity for grants through local media.
• Brainstorming ideas with you for getting the word out about your grant.
• Helping you target appropriate media outlets.
• Reviewing and editing your news releases and other publicity materials, if you need help.
• Providing the Foundation logo for your use as appropriate.
Please always refer to the Foundation as the "Perry County Community Foundation." It is preferred in written material to use "the Community Foundation" or "the Foundation" on second reference, but "PCCF" is acceptable. If you have received a grant from an individual fund of the Foundation, the letter you receive with your check will specify the exact name of the fund that should be used in any recognition.
If you need to use our logo, we can provide it in many digital formats or as camera-ready art. Please let us know how you intend to use the logo so that we can help you achieve the best results. If you need a brief description of the Foundation, please use the following:
Founded in 1993, the Perry County Community Foundation is a charitable organization formed to strengthen our community by awarding grants to local nonprofits, by bringing individuals together to address community needs, and by offering personalized charitable gift planning services to local donors. The Foundation is like a bridge, connecting the needs of the community with the convictions of the heart.
We would like to receive copies of things that you publish that mention your grant, or news clippings you find about the grant. In particular, we encourage you to submit photographs — one or two carefully chosen images that best show your grant project — that could be used in the Foundation's newsletter or annual report. We will keep these items in your file and may be able to use them as examples for other grantees looking for publicity ideas.