STRATFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyberAlert, Inc., the worldwide media monitoring service, has extended the deadline to January 9 for not-for-profit organizations to apply for one of the Company’s 2012 PR grants. Each grant consists of one year of free online news and/or social media monitoring service. More information and a simple and secure grant application are available online at https://secure.cyberalert.com/grantsX.html.
CyberAlert plans to award PR grants to a minimum of 15 non-profit and philanthropic organizations for 2012. Any type of organization in the U.S. or worldwide that provides charitable services is eligible for the grant. The retail value of the free year of media monitoring ranges from $3,000 to $4,500.
Between 2004 and 2011, CyberAlert awarded 164 media monitoring grants to not-for-profit organizations with an aggregate retail value of over $375,000. Among the 20 grant recipients for 2011 were Black Business & Professional Association (Canada), BrainTrust Canada, Children’s Brain Foundation, InterAction, JCC Maccabi Games Kaiserman JCC, MedShare, National Research Center for Women and Families, PEACE OUTside Campus, Society for Public Health Education, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE), Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, and United Nation’s University.
In past years, the PR grants were restricted to organizations in the United States and Canada. This year all charitable organizations worldwide are eligible to apply for a grant, except for previous grant recipients. In the past, the selection criteria favored organizations offering services nationally or internationally in health and safety, education, environment, children’s and family services and voter education. Past recipients have also included professional associations, museums and educational institutions.
CyberAlert will announce the grant recipients at the end of January.
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 of over 2,100 news programs on over 600 TV stations in the Top 100 markets in the United States. For social media monitoring (online word-of-mouth), the NetPinions™ service monitors over 100,000 Web message boards and UseNet news groups for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends. Its BlogSquirrel™ blog monitoring service monitors over 5 million blog postings each day from a total of 75+ million blogs worldwide. CyberAlert VDO™ each day monitors online video clips on 200+ video sharing and social media websites like YouTube. CyberAlert also monitors all Twitter tweets. CyberAlert offers a no-risk 14-day free media monitoring trial of all its services.