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May 24, 2011 14:19 ET

Compassion International Announced as a Winner of Top 10 Corporate Blog Sites

Compassion Wins One of Top Three Spots

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Compassion International, the world's largest Christian child development and sponsorship organization, has been announced by Social Fresh as a winner of their Top 10 Corporate Blog Awards, ranking third on the list.

Earlier this month, Social Fresh, a social media education company, had selected 29 finalists from over 150 company blogs that were nominated by the Social Fresh community. The 29 finalists included Disney Parks, PlayStation, Southwest Airlines, Time Warner Cable, and Whole Foods.

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.

"Reaching the first group wasn't easy," said Jason Keath, founder of Social Fresh. "But winning this award speaks volumes about the forward thinking of management at Compassion International. As our only non profit to win the award, other non profits would do well to learn from what Compassion has done with their blog."

Because of a three-way tie for 9th place, the four-judge panel decided to include an eleventh winner in the Top 10. The judges on the panel were 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. This group of judges will be conducting a blogging for business panel at BlogWorld NYC May 25.

"It's an honor to receive this award from Social Fresh," 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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