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Timeline

Step 1 – Online registration: August 21 at 8 a.m. – September 13 at 5 p.m.

  • Registration for the 2018 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest begins August 21.
  • Non-profit organizations will have more than three weeks to complete the registration form. Entrants can register as either a “large” or “small” non-profit based on annual revenue.
  • During this time, anyone may visit the website and view the entrants, but no voting will take place.
  • Online registration ends at 5 p.m. on September 13.

Step 2 – 1st round of online voting: September 14 at 8 a.m. – September 20 at 5 p.m.

  • Let the first round of voting begin! The first round of voting will narrow the contestants down to a group of 10 finalists – five finalists in both the large and small non-profit categories.
  • Your story and information will be listed on this website for the public to review.
  • As a participant, we encourage you to use the prepared marketing resources to motivate supporters to cast their online votes.
  • Make sure to tell family, co-workers and friends to visit the website and vote for your organization!
  • Your supporters may vote once every 24 hours per category per email address.

Step 3 – Finalists create videos: September 21 – 27

  • All finalists will be asked to provide a 1-2 minute YouTube video highlighting their organization and their need for an office technology makeover.

Step 4 – 2nd round of online voting: September 28 at 8 a.m. – October 4 at 5 p.m.

  • The second round of voting will determine the winning organizations.
  • Your supporters may vote once every 24 hours per category per email address.
  • Non-profits, don’t forget to use the resource materials and encourage your supporters to vote again.

Step 5 – Winner announcement: October 11

  • RK Dixon will announce the winning organizations on WQAD.
  • 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.

*Certain restrictions apply. See rules for full details.