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Philadelphia DoGooder Awards honors local innovators, including blogger HughE Dillon for Innovation in Community Building [VIDEO]

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 […]

Philadelphia DoGooder Awards organizers Dave Gloss (far left) and Kevin Colahan (second from left). Photo credit: Noelia Hobeika.
Philadelphia DoGooder Awards organizers Dave Gloss (far left) and Kevin Colahan (second from left). Photo credit: Noelia Hobeika.

Philadelphia DoGooder Awards organizers Dave Gloss (far left) and Kevin Colahan (second from left).
Photo credit: Noelia Hobeika.

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.

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Viewers Choice Video

First Place: Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Second Place: New Leash on Life USA

Third Place: Diversified Community Services

Best Overall VideoWorking 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 LeadersMatt Joyce, executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia;  Michelle Freeman, publisher of Flying Kite Media;  Erica Hawthorne, founder of Small But Mighty Arts Grant ProgramChristopher Norris, founder of Techbook OnlineAnna Aagenes, District Office Director for State Representative Brian Sims.

Companies: GreenLight Fund / Philly.com

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