How local creative community notables are using the web to make our city a better understood place was the driving force behind last week’s Philadelphia DoGooder Awards.
Aside from the nonprofit video awards, Mayor Michael Nutter presented three awards to a packed University of the Arts‘ Hamilton Hall, including “Innovation in Urban Mechanics,” which went to City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell, Nutter’s former communications director who got him on Twitter (find a video of this below), and “Innovation in Community Building,” which went to PhillyChitChat blogger and paparazzo HughE Dillon.
The Philadelphia DoGooder Awards aimed to train local nonprofits to tell their stories through video and social media. Read more about the project here. It awarded more than $50,000 in resources to the winning nonprofits, according to the organizers. Co-organizer Kevin Colahan said he hopes to bring the model to other cities.
Find a full list of winners and a video of Nutter awarding Peterkin-Bell her award below. Find more photos of the event here.
Viewers Choice Video
First Place: Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Second Place: New Leash on Life USA
Third Place: Diversified Community Services
Best Overall Video: Working Film Establishment
Best Overall Hackathon Video: PathwaysPA
Innovation in Urban Mechanics: City Representative Desiree Peterkin- Bell
Innovation in Storytelling: Executive Producer of Philly.com Leah Kauffman
Innovation in Community Building: PhillyChitChat founder HughE Dillon
Emerging Leaders: Matt Joyce, executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia; Michelle Freeman, publisher of Flying Kite Media; Erica Hawthorne, founder of Small But Mighty Arts Grant Program; Christopher Norris, founder of Techbook Online; Anna Aagenes, District Office Director for State Representative Brian Sims.
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