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RK Dixon launches 11th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest in Springfield and Champaign

2016 program will award $60,000 in total prizes to help non-profits with office technology makeovers and equipment

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (June 13, 2016) – RK Dixon, a leading provider of copiers, printers, IT services, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, is inviting Springfield and Champaign 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 11th 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 11 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.”

A change from previous years’ contest is that this year’s contest will focus exclusively on the Springfield/Champaign region.

“By concentrating on a smaller region, we will be able to increase the overall prize allocation and make a more dramatic impact for these organizations,” said Dixon.

Non-profit organizations in Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Cumberland, Dewitt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Ford, Iroquois, Logan, Macon, Menard, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, Shelby and Vermilion counties are eligible to participate in the contest. Also new this year are “large” and “small” non-profit categories that will 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.

Last year’s Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest awarded Special Olympics Iowa a $15,000 office technology makeover. The Foster Pet Outreach, based in Edwards, Ill., was named the runner-up, and received a $10,000 multi-function device.

Registration for the contest opens today at and will close at 5 p.m. on July 8. Round 2 voting begins on July 11 when the public will be invited to vote online for the non-profit with the biggest need for an office technology makeover.

RK Dixon is partnering with 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 Darren Garrett, marketing manager at RK Dixon, at 563.823.6365.


About RK Dixon/Premier
RK Dixon is a leading provider of copiers, printersmanaged print servicesIT solutions and pure water drinking systems in each of the business communities it serves. Founded in 1983, the company retains a highly trained and tenured staff, and provides its customers with products boasting over 99 percent uptime. RK Dixon, along with its sister company, Premier, serves more than 120 counties in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin with office locations in Davenport, Marshalltown, and Urbandale, Iowa, and Bloomington, Champaign, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield, Ill. In April, 2011, Premier was acquired by Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX).
RK Dixon was acquired by GIS in February 2012. For more information, visit or call 877.RK.DIXON (877.753.4966). To learn more about Premier, visit or call 888.569.1257.

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