Public voting phase begins in RK Dixon's "Make My Non-Profit Run Better" contest

Posted Online: Aug. 23, 2010, 11:28 am
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58 Quad City non-profits compete for chance to win $20,000 in Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest

Online public voting will determine top five finalists.

DAVENPORT, Iowa. (8/23/10) – A total of 58 Quad Cities area non-profits have entered RK Dixon's 2010 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest for a chance to win a $20,000 office technology makeover.

RK Dixon a leading provider of copiers, printers, IT services, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, is now giving Quad Cities residents a chance to support their favorite non-profit organization by simply casting their votes online.

The Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest provides non-profit organizations in Scott and Rock Island counties the opportunity to win an office equipment makeover valued at $20,000. The runner-up will receive a makeover valued at $10,000, and the second runner-up will receive a $5,000 makeover.

Now that the registration period is over, the 58 non-profits that are participating will now have to rely on public voting to get them into the final round.

"We have had a great response from the non-profit community and now it's up to Quad Cities residents to decide," said Bryan Dixon, president and CEO of RK Dixon. "We hope the public understands that their votes can make a difference in who will ultimately win an office technology makeover that these organizations could otherwise not afford."

Online voting begins Monday, Aug. 23, continuing through Monday, Aug. 30, ending at 5 p.m. that day. Visit and cast one vote each day for the non-profit of your choice.

After five finalists are selected, the second and final round of voting will begin Sept. 9. RK Dixon has partnered with KWQC-TV6 to profile the five finalists during that week.

The winner of the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest is scheduled to be announced the week of Sept. 20 on KWQC-TV6.

For a complete list of registered non-profit organizations, please visit:

For more information about the contest or to receive a high resolution contest logo, please contact Sue Hill, VP of Marketing for RK Dixon at 1.309.692.3300.


RK Dixon streamlines operations and reduces document costs for small to large offices. It provides a broad range of products and services for virtually every critical office application, from copying systems by Canon and Lanier, to integrated computer networks by Microsoft® Gold Certified technicians. This 27-year-old company retains a highly-trained and tenured staff and provides its customers with products boasting over 99 percent uptime. RK Dixon serves 80 counties in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin with office locations in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa, and Bloomington, Champaign, Peoria,

Rockford and Springfield, Ill. For more information, visit or call 877.RK.DIXON (877.753.4966).


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