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Operation Overnight 2014

This morning four Cedar Rapids non-profits gathered together to see their organizations’ brand new websites. Area Substance Abuse CouncilChildren’s Theatre of Cedar Rapids ‘Playtime Poppy’Corridor Running, and Feed Iowa First are all proud owners of new websites.

“We are honored to have worked with Geonetric on Operation Overnight,” says Lori Johnson, President of Children’s Theatre of Cedar Rapids ‘Playtime Poppy’. “Our new website will help us connect with our community and tell our story in new and better ways.”

The sites were built as part Geonetric’s third annual Operation Overnight which began on October 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and concluded October 24, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

During the 24-hour timeframe, Geonetric developers, designers and marketing strategists worked around the clock to deliver new websites to the non-profits selected without cost. Representatives from each of the non-profits also received writing for the web, Google Analytics and social media training.

“Every year I’m impressed with both the number of applicants and the number of Geonetric volunteers,” says Anne Ohrt, Operation Overnight committee chair and employee at Geonetric. “We’re truly doing something special here. We are able to touch lives through the websites that we build for these very deserving non-profits in our community.”

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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Operation Overnight

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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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