IT makeover helps local nonprofits

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Microsoft Reno and IQ Technology Solutions are providing a combined contribution of $20,000 in funding and services to local nonprofit charitable organizations as part of the 11th annual IT Makeover campaign.

The select nonprofit agencies will be able to use the IT Makeover campaign funding for Microsoft products and services, as well as technical consulting, implementation services and IT management supplied by IQ Technology Solutions.

Nonprofit charitable organizations interested in applying for the campaign funding will need to submit an application that includes a description of their current information technology solutions and thoughts on how the campaign funds could be used to help them fulfill their missions. A committee made up of IQ Technology and Microsoft employees review the applications and identify which organizations will receive funding based upon need and the stated goals for how improved technology solutions will help the organization’s mission and provide benefits to the community.

You can view the 2019 IT Makeover Campaign video or visit the campaign website to download the application. The deadline for submitting applications for the IT Makeover Campaign is April 12, 2019 and recipients will be announced in May.

Previous winners have been selected from nonprofit agencies throughout Northern Nevada. Over the past ten years, a total of $240,000 has been awarded to more than 30 local nonprofit recipients that have used makeover funding to update existing IT solutions and add new capabilities in the hope of generating positive results for years to come. Last year’s recipients included: Dress for Success Reno, Crisis Support Services of Nevada, and Child Assault Prevention Project.