Modern Office Methods Kicks Off
Fourth Annual Jump START Your Nonprofit ContestCompetition Awards $35,000 in Office Technology Prizes

CINCINNATI – Sept. 13, 2013– Modern Office Methods (MOM) will kick off its fourth annual Jump START Your Nonprofit competition on Monday, Sept. 16. Nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton can compete to win one of three office technology makeovers valued up to $20,000 from MOM. Nonprofits can register for the contest at through Friday, Oct. 11.
“Updated technology equipment is a key factor in maintaining an efficient operation, especially for nonprofits,” said Steve Bandy, senior vice president of marketing. “So, we eagerly await Jump START every year, knowing that, along with the community, MOM will help nonprofits better serve their missions.”
The criteria for nonprofit organizations to enter Jump START Your Nonprofit is as follows:


  • Verifiable 501(c)(3) status
  • Cannot be a home-based organization
  • Must complete registration and submit up to a 200-word description of why the organization deserves an office technology makeover
  • Must read all contest rules carefully


Shortly after registration ends, MOM will determine 10 finalists from each market that will be qualified for a public vote. From Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, the public can vote for their favorite at The top vote-getter in each market will be named a winner.
The nonprofit that receives the most votes among the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton markets will win the grand prize, a $20,000 office technology upgrade. The next highest vote-getter will receive a $10,000 technology makeover. The winner with the third-highest number of votes will receive $5,000 in new office equipment.
In 2012, The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio was the Grand Prize office makeover winner. The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati was the first runner-up. Hannah’s Treasure Chest in Dayton, Ohio, was the second runner-up.
Prizes may include: color copiers, black/white copiers, multifunctional systems (copy/print/scan/fax), scanners, fax machines, servers and document management systems.

MOM received the 2013 and 2012 Community Involvement Award from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber for its work with the Jump START Your Nonprofit initiative.