*PBPRS is a fiscally sponsored project of FNC Philly a 501(c)(3) who is the umbrella agency for PBPRS and oversees the organization’s operations. Contact us at info[at]bprsphilly.org.
August 7, 2019—URGENT SECURITY MESSAGE FROM PBPRS AND PRESIDENT MONICA PETERS
Dear Stakeholders and Supporters:
We thank you for notifying us on these matters.
We are posting this to alert stakeholders that the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) has had issues the past few years with persons misrepresenting themselves as being currently involved in our organization, contacting stakeholders with misinformation, including attempting to raise money in our organization's name without our knowledge.
* Fiscal sponsor FNC Philly and Society President Monica Peters are the only official spokespersons for the organization.
In addition, we have been alerted that individuals have misled the public to believe they are directly or indirectly in leadership capacity due to prior involvement at some point with our organization. This is also done by posting misleading information on social media.
We thank you for notifying us and please continue to alert us immediately if you see any misleading activities or have received any information about our organization that does not come directly from President Monica Peters or FNC Philly.
Since 2016, PBPRS has long changed in a transformative new direction including transferring fiscal sponsors in 2018 to our current fiscal sponsor, FNC Philly a 501(c )(3), that is a very reputable fiscal sponsor in the region who is also the umbrella agency for PBPRS, to give us the oversight, administrative support, proper organizational structure and guidance we need to grow properly. This includes maintaining the legal ownership of PBPRS intellectual property transferred from previous fiscal sponsorship.
PBPRS operates under the supervision, administrative/organizational requirements of FNC Philly who also accepts and processes all financial transactions including donations and event payments for the organization.
Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information/questions about the organization.
We look forward to seeing you again at our annual Power PR conference on November 1, 2019.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society
cc: Mid-Atlantic Black Public Relations Society, project of FNC Philly, 501(c)(3)
FNC Philly 501(c)(3), fiscal sponsor of Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society
Message from Monica Peters
Welcome to the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS). The organization is a fiscally sponsored project of FNC Philly a 501(c)(3).
There is more to come as we continue to build including our 3rd annual conference in 2019.
Since May 2016, as a two-term president, we have gone from quarterly events to now having our own annual conference held in 2017 and 2018.
I knew it was important to implement an annual conference for African American public relations professionals in the region.
At our 2017 inaugural conference held at the Liberty View, we received a citation from the Philadelphia City Council, presented Communicator of the Year and Organization of the Year Award to persons making an impact in their field and the community.
In June 2018, we expanded the annual educational event to a full day conference which was once again held at the Liberty View Independence Visitor Center--offering professional development to PR practitioners, entrepreneurs, organizations and community members. NBC10/Telemundo62 was our media partner and Kenny Johnson from the Phillies and NBC10's Erin Coleman served as moderator.
Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society was started in 2000. In May 2016, the organization enhanced and expanded it’s mission to provide public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and community members throughout the Greater Philadelphia region with professional support. This includes an annual conference attended by PR and non-PR professionals, entrepreneurs, organizations and community members throughout the region. Our organization has been serviced via fiscal sponsorship since 2013. PBPRS is a fiscally sponsored project of FNC Philly a 501(c)(3) who accepts and processes all financial transactions including donations and event payments. PBPRS operates under the supervision, administrative/organizational requirements and guidance of FNC Philly.
Feel free to contact the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) today-- info[at]bprsphilly.org.
President Monica Peters Bio:
Monica Peters is a seasoned strategic communications public relations veteran from Philadelphia.
She handled national public relations on behalf of a tech-education incubator in Silicon Valley for the Whitehouse’s My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon initiative in 2014 and 2015 in Philadelphia and Oakland, California.
In 2018 she was honored by the Philly Ad Club along with successful women from the Philadelphia region at their organization’s annual Successful Women in Advertising event.
In 2017 she received a citation from City Council for implementing the inaugural annual Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society Conference, the only conference in the city and region that caters to African American public relations professionals.
Peters is also known for her public relations expertise handling press logistics for high profile legal cases and events.
She was featured in London’s Telegraph discussing poverty in Philadelphia.
Midlatlantic Black Public Relations Society/Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS)
is a fiscally sponsored project of FNC Philly a 501(c)(3)