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Congratulations to the Selected Non-Profits of Operation Overnight 2014!

Area Substance Abuse Council, Children’s Theatre of Cedar Rapids/Playtime Poppy, Corridor Running and Feed Iowa First will receive new websites thanks to Geonetric’s 24–hour charity event.

“It was an absolute honor and surprise to be selected as a part of such a philanthropic event,” says John Dwyer, vice president of Corridor Running. “This new website will help further our mission of promoting health and fitness in the Eastern Iowa Corridor.”

“ASAC is an expert in the substance abuse prevention and treatment field but not in website design,” says Lauren Merrick, resource development coordinator at Area Substance Abuse Council. “We are excited to have Geonetric’s expertise to create an awesome website.”

Operation Overnight is an event where Geonetric partners with Linn County non-profits and gift services such as new websites and other digital materials. Training on how to maintain the websites and how to use social media channels is also provided. During the 24-hour time frame, Geonetric developers, designers and marketing strategists work around the clock to deliver new websites to the selected non-profits without cost.

Last year's event began on October 17, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. and concluded October 18, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Non-profit organization were selected from a pool of applications. Qualified non-profits had to be a 501(c) organization based in Linn County, IA. Applicants were asked to outline how receiving a new website and marketing materials would help them accomplish their organization’s mission to improve their community.

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Meet Past Operation Overnight Non-Profits!

"What an awesome experience! Everything about Operation Overnight has been top notch. We are so pleased with our brand new website and incredibly impressed with our Geonetric team. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the process and we can not adequately thank everyone that has been involved in this process. Truly this is a dream come true and we are very grateful." Angela Berns, President - Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program

"What an incredible gift to be chosen for this event. Even more so, what a great experience! The talents of my Geonetric team along with the incredible generosity of the company, in so many ways made for an exciting, memorable experience. We could not fee more blessed or more excited to launch our new website." Norah Hammond, Executive Director - Cedar Rapids Science Center

"I was excited and optimistic when we started this process and had high hopes. After being involved with the Geonetric staff and seeing their passion and dedication to Operation Overnight I am humbled. I can't believe what they created, we are so grateful." Brian Stutzman, Executive Director - Young Parents Network (YouthPort)

"What an amazing 24 hours. Energy was amazing from start to finish! And engagement... from all levels of professionals, volunteers and non-profit partners made a huge difference. Thank you Geonetric and all! What an honor to be a part of a community that works to make things better for others." Joan Hackbarth, Director Community Relations - Tanager Place (YouthPort)

"Thanks to Geonetric and GoDaddy we have achieved the goal of a Web presence that shares the history of the cemetery and provides information about available services that Oak Hill Cemetery provides. The team at Geonetric did a fantastic job organizing and problem solving during the creation of the website and met our unique requirements. We have enjoyed participating in this wonderful experience." Carl Thoresen, Superintendent - Oak Hill Cemetery Association

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Non–profit Application Closes

July 15, 2014

Non–profits Announced

August 15, 2014

Operation Overnight

October 23 – 24, 2014

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