2019 .ORG Impact Award Winners


Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry that operates the .org domain name extension, hosted its first annual Impact Awards last week. The formal event was held at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.

Here’s the purpose of the awards, which were given to individuals and organizations using .org domain names:

“This first annual program celebrates .ORG domain name users of all types and sizes for their accomplishments in community mobilization, marketing and outreach, and mission achievement.”

The winners of the 2019 awards are listed below:

Individual Awards honor the contribution of an individual to their organization or the broader sector and receive a $5,000 donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice:

Innovator Award – Alicia Weston, founder of Bags of Taste (UK)
Rising Star Award – Diane Diamantis, president and co-founder of The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc. (U.S.)
Outstanding Volunteer – Zehra Abbas, president and co-founder of Studio 89 (Canada)
Sector Awards recognize organizational and team accomplishments and receive a $2,000 donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice:

.ORG Non-profit of the Year – World Refugees School (U.S.)
.ORG Community Group of the Year – Community Focus Group (Kenya)
Initiative Awards celebrate achievement in a specific online niche area and receive a $1,000 donation to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice:

Best Integrated Communications Campaign – Skateistan, “Empowering Children Through Skateboarding and Education” (U.S. / Germany)
Best Social Media Campaign – The Mayhew, “Mayhew Website Redesign” (UK)
Best Use of Partnerships/Celebrity Endorsements – Kiva, “The Big Impact of Small Loans” (U.S.)
Outstanding Multimedia Content – C Three Foundation, “C Three Foundation Multimedia Approach” (U.S.)
Outstanding Online Fundraising Campaign – Teach For America, “Teach For America Alumni and Staff Challenge” (U.S.)
Outstanding Website Redesign – The Mayhew, “Home Is Where Their Dog Is” (UK)
Top #GivingTuesday Campaign – The City Mission, “Fund a Project That Would Change Your Community” (U.S.)

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