SOURCE: Compassion International

Compassion International

May 05, 2011 16:04 ET

Compassion Announced as a Finalist for Top Corporate Blogs

Social Fresh Names Compassion as One of Two Non Profits to Clinch Final Nomination

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Compassion International, the world's largest Christian child development and sponsorship organization, is one of 29 finalists that has been chosen by Social Fresh for having one of the top ten corporate blogs.

Social Fresh, a social media education company, will narrow down the 29 finalists to 10 winners next week using a four-judge panel. The judges on the panel are Paula Berg of Linhart PR and formerly of Southwest Airlines, Josh Hallett of Voce Communications, Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Tom Martin of Converse Digital. Other finalists include Disney Parks, Southwest Airlines, Time Warner Cable, and Whole Foods.

"Reaching this first group is not easy," said Jason Keath, founder of Social Fresh. "Over 100 blogs did not make the cut from our nominations, and Compassion was one of only two non profits that made it to this round."

Initially, the Social Fresh community nominated over 150 company blogs as candidates for the top ten spots. In order to make the final list, objective metrics were used such as scores, traffic numbers, amount of new content, number of nominations, and adherence to nomination requirements.

"We are honored to be included as a finalist," said Mark Hanlon, senior vice president, USA, of Compassion International. "In our drive to rescue children from poverty, we are always looking for the best practices in technology to engage people in joining us in this fight."

Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children -- enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.

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