After a total of 60,000 online votes from passionate supporters were tallied, the two organizations that took home the gold are Threshold and Ronald McDonald House of Durham. Both organizations were selected as based on public voting for a nonprofit with 15 or less employees and 16 or more employees, respectively.
Each winner, one from each voting category, will receive an office technology makeover designed to improve the efficiency of the nonprofit by enhancing its technological capabilities. Representatives from Milner will visit the offices of both winners to do a thorough assessment of their current situation and tailor a custom makeover to fulfill their specific needs.
The makeovers, worth a combined program value of $35,000, may include, but is not limited to: a black &white and/or color multifunction device, telephony equipment, provide network support and equipment, IT Consulting and other technologies to make the nonprofit’s office run more efficiently.
The top 10 finalists were notified and the final round of online voting ran from February 3, 2014 and ran through the 16th. The winning nonprofits were announced this morning at an award ceremony held at Milner’s Raleigh office which was then followed by a technology showcase.
The 10 finalists in the final round of voting were:
· CASA (Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes)
· Haven House
· NC Community Action Association (NCCAA)
· Philharmonic Association
· Ronald McDonald House of Durham
· Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA)
· West Lake Middle School Parent, Teacher, Student Association
Charlie Gibson, executive vice president of Milner, said, “Giving back to the organizations dedicated to serving our communities is something Milner feels privileged to do. After seeing the tremendous response, support and involvement last year when we first initiated this contest in Atlanta, we decided to continue this endeavor, reaching to the other regions we service. Everyone at Milner wishes to commend all of the participants and thank them for the work they do in our communities.”
Round 1 voting for the JumpStart contest commenced on January 13th, 2014 with 64 eligible submissions and ran through the 26th. The competing organizations enthusiastically spread the word through a variety of channels in hopes to gain the most votes and move to the final round.
Milner has received positive responses from both Atlanta and now Raleigh and is looking forward to continuing this program annually.
To learn more about these organizations, the contest or Milner, please visit www.milner.com/
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