2017 Nonprofit Challenge Winner – The Results Are In

31 Jan 2017 Nonprofit Challenge Winner – The Results Are In


We’re excited to announce that On-The-Move Community Integration is the winner of the 2017 Nonprofit Challenge, marking the start of our one-year partnership with the organization. Each year, we offer deserving nonprofits like On-The-Move a year of pro bono PR support.

On-The-Move is a small nonprofit supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in accessing their community through healthful, meaningful, and environmentally responsible activities. The name of the game for On-The-Move is integration.

Since 2007, they have led a grassroots effort to break down barriers and provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with opportunities to become part of their communities. On-The-Move believes that true inclusion occurs when individuals have regular opportunities to play a role in their community, and that the greater community deserves frequent interactions with people who have differing abilities, communication styles, and experiences.

On-The-Move makes this happen through:

  • Small group activities that integrate adults with different abilities into their communities. These activities could be urban hikes, volunteer activities, or attending a free concert.
  • An employment placement program that enables job-seekers to find work and share their skills with the community.
  • Personal enrichment programs that provide extra support to participants with skills like reading or navigating social relationships.

We’re so excited to kick off our seventh year (lucky number 7!) of conducting the Nonprofit Challenge and look forward to assisting On-The-Move become better communicators and reach their goals in 2017.

About The Nonprofit Challenge

Each year we offer one year of pro bono public relations support to a deserving nonprofit organization in the Portland-Metro area — it’s our way of giving back to the community we love.

Our goal is simple: To give local nonprofits the tools they need to grow into smart, savvy communicators through a year of mentoring and training.

Over the past 6 years, we’ve dedicated more than 1,080 hours toward helping local nonprofits become better communicators, unify their organizations around compelling and unique messages, understand the rules of media and social media, and manage their relationships with the communities they serve.

Matt Bresnahan
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