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Media Monitoring Giveaway: Non-Profits Eligible for PR Grants from CyberAlert

CyberAlert, Inc., the worldwide media monitoring service, will give away media monitoring services to not-for-profit organizations for 2013. Health, education, arts, child services, social service, science, sports, professional associations and all other types of non-profit organizations worldwide are eligible to receive a PR grant.

Each media monitoring grant consists of one full year of free news monitoring and/or social media monitoring service, ranging in value from $3,000 for national news monitoring to $6,000 for worldwide news and social media monitoring. CyberAlert will award a minimum of 15 media monitoring grants.

CyberAlert is accepting grant applications until December 31 and will announce the grant recipients in January. More information and a simple and secure grant application is available online at https://secure.cyberalert.com/grantsX.html.

Between 2004 and 2012, CyberAlert (www.cyberalert.com) has awarded 164 media monitoring and PR grants to not-for-profit organizations with an aggregate value of over $435,000. Among the 18 PR grant recipients for 2012 were Alliance for Children & Families, Identity Theft Council, Institute of Heart Math, Keep a Breast Foundation (Canada), Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, National Relief Charities, Pro Majeur, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, and Street Football World (Germany).

Previous grant recipients have included InterAction, National Research Center for Women and Families, Mercy Ships, Society for Public Health Education, National Wildlife Federation, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE), Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, United Nation's University, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Children’s Wish Foundation (Canada), St. Baldrick’s Foundation, CancerCare, and Military Spouses for Change.

In past years, the PR grants were restricted to organizations in the United States and Canada. This year all not-for-profit organizations worldwide are eligible to apply for a grant, except for previous grant recipients.

About CyberAlert:

Founded in 1999, CyberAlert (http://www.cyberalert.com) is a worldwide news monitoring, broadcast monitoring, social media monitoring and media measurement service. Its CyberAlert® 5.0 worldwide online news monitoring service monitors 55,000+ online news sources each day in 250+ languages in 190 countries. The company's TV broadcast monitoring service monitors the closed caption text and video feed of over 2,100 news programs on over 600 TV stations in all 210 markets in the United States. For social media monitoring, CyberAlert monitors over 75 million blogs worldwide, 100,000 message boards and forums, 200 video sharing sites, Twitter and Facebook.

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