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RK Dixon launches 12th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest in Peoria and Bloomington

September 5, 2017 | RK Dixon Team

2017 program will award $60,000 in total prizes to help non-profits with office technology makeovers and equipment

PEORIA, Ill. (Sept. 5, 2017) – RK Dixon, a leading provider of copiers, printers, IT services, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, is inviting Peoria and Bloomington area non-profits to enter the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest for a chance to win a portion of $60,000 in office technology prizes.

The contest – now in its 12th year – is designed to ease the challenges of operating a non-profit organization and give groups the opportunity to focus more exclusively on their mission and the people they serve.

“It’s harder than ever for non-profit organizations to find the money in their budget to purchase, install and manage office technology,” said Bryan Dixon, CEO of RK Dixon. “We created this contest 12 years ago as a way of acknowledging and thanking non-profits for the hard work they do in providing charitable services to our communities. We hope the public will help us choose the most deserving winner.”

This year’s contest will focus exclusively on the Bloomington/Peoria region. Non-profit organizations in Fulton, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties are eligible to participate in the contest. Entrants will be categorized as either a “large” and “small” non-profit, based on annual revenue, to help create a more level playing ground among all the registered groups.

At stake are office technology makeovers and equipment packages that are designed to make the non-profits run better and – as a result – enhance their ability to focus on their mission.

The first-prize winner in the “large” non-profit category will receive an office technology makeover valued at up to $30,000. The second-prize winner will receive an equipment package valued at up to $10,000. The first-prize winner in the “small” non-profit category will receive an office technology makeover valued at up to $15,000. The second-prize winner will receive an equipment package valued at up to $5,000.

The office technology makeover prizes may include, but are not limited to: a black-and-white copier, a color copier, a printer, multifunction systems, IT services and water purification units.

Registration for the contest opens today at www.RKDixon.com and will close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 28. Round 1 voting begins on Sept. 29 when the public will be invited to vote online for the non-profit with the biggest need for an office technology makeover.

Last year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois in Springfield, Ill. a $30,000 office technology makeover and Saint Mary School in Taylorville, Ill., a $15,000 makeover. Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc. in Decatur, Ill. was named the runner-up in the large category and The Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Ill. was named the runner-up in the small category.

RK Dixon is partnering with Alpha Media Group for this year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.

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