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RK Dixon and Premier to give away a $15,000 office technology makeover – and other prizes – to deserving non-profits

Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest celebrates 10 years with $57,000 in prizes

DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 20, 2015) – Registration is now open for the 10th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.

RK Dixon and its sister company Premier are inviting area non-profits to enter the 10th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest for a chance to win more than $57,000 in prizes.

The contest provides non-profit organizations in more than 120 countries across central and eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin the opportunity to win an office technology makeover.

RK Dixon and Premier will award $57,000 to be split between 18 winners, with the grand prize winner receiving a $15,000 office technology makeover. The first runner-up will receive a multi-function printer valued at up to $10,000. The four remaining winners will receive a multi-function printer valued at up to $5,000. In addition, RK Dixon and Premier will award 10 runners-up with printers valued at up to $1,000 each.

To recognize the 10th anniversary of the contest, RK Dixon and Premier are also launching the “10 Days of Giveaways” during the first phase of online voting. Each day, one registered non-profit will be awarded an 80GB Lenovo Tab 2 tablet via random drawing.

“Since the inception of this program, we have donated more than $450,000 to deserving non-profits around the area. We are thrilled and humbled to celebrate 10 years of giving back to those who choose to serve their communities every day,” said Bryan Dixon, CEO of RK Dixon.

The grand prize technology makeover by Premier and RK Dixon – both leading providers of copiers, printers, IT services, managed print services and pure drinking water systems – may include, but is not limited to: a black-and-white copier, a color copier, a printer, multifunction systems, IT services and water purification units.

“It’s harder than ever for non-profit organizations to find the money in their budget to purchase, install and manage office equipment,” said Dixon. “We created this contest 10 years ago as a way of acknowledging and thanking non-profits for the hard work they do in providing charitable services to our communities.”

Last year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest awarded St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill. a $15,000 office technology makeover. The Iowa Arboretum, based in Madrid, Iowa, was named the runner-up, and received a $10,000 multi-function printer.

“There’s a lot of value to participating in the contest. It really galvanized a lot of people behind the Arboretum,” said Mark Schneider, executive director of the Iowa Arboretum. “It has helped us reach out to a variety of networks and it brought attention to our organization. There’s a lot of value in participating – even if you don’t win.”

This year, RK Dixon and Premier are inviting all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in central and eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and the southern tip of Wisconsin to enter the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest at www.MMNPRB.com. Registration for the contest is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on August 14. On Aug. 24, RK Dixon and Premier will then ask the public to go online and vote for the non-profit they think has the biggest need for an office technology makeover.

RK Dixon and Premier are partnering with WIFR-TV, WEEK-TV, KWQC-TV, KCRG-TV, WOI-TV and WICS-TV for this year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.

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 309.692.3300.

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About RK Dixon
RK Dixon has become a leading provider of copiers, printersmanaged print servicesIT solutions and pure water drinking systems in each of the business communities it serves. This 32-year-old company retains a highly trained and tenured staff and provides its customers with products boasting over 99 percent uptime. RK Dixon serves more than 80 counties in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin with office locations in Davenport, Iowa, and Bloomington, Champaign, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield, Ill. In February 2012, RK Dixon was acquired by Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX). For more information, visit www.rkdixon.com or call 877.RK.DIXON (877.753.4966).

About Premier

Premier has become a leading provider of copiers, printers, managed print services, and IT solutions in each of the business communities it serves. Its team of highly experienced professionals work to help identify opportunities that will help position companies for success in today’s ever-changing business environment. Premier covers more than 40 counties in central Iowa with offices in Marshalltown and Des Moines. In April, 2011, Premier was acquired by Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX). For more information, visit www.premier-iowa.com or call 888.569.1257.

About Xerox

Since the invention of Xerography 75 years ago, the people of Xerox (NYSE: XRX) have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

 

Public Service Announcements

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RK Dixon and Premier are offering non-profits a chance to win the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest. The winner will receive an office technology makeover valued at up to $15,000. To register, visit www.MMNPRB.com by August 14.

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It can be hard for non-profit organizations to find the funds to purchase office technology. That’s why RK Dixon and Premier are offering non-profit organizations a chance to win the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest. The winning organization will receive an office technology makeover valued at up to $15,000. To register for the Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest, visit www.MMNPRB.com by August 14.