Geonetric Will Again Develop New Websites for Non-Profits in 2013

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Operation Overnight is an event where Geonetric partners with Linn County non-profits and gift services such as a new website and other digital materials. Training on how to maintain the website and on 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.

To apply go here between May 1 and July 1, 2013.

Geonetric Provided New Websites to Four Non-Profits in 2012

In 2012, Geonetric,  a Cedar Rapids-based website developer and interactive marketing consulting firm, chose  four non-profits  to receive new and  free websites.

Selected were the Catherine McAuley Center, Transportation Advisory Group, Mission of Hope, and Gems of Hope, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be selected for the Geonetric project and we can’t wait to see how our new website turns out,” says Nicki Ross, development and communications manager at the Catherine McAuley Center.

The project was created with the expectation there would only be one winner, but as the team quickly found out, it was hard to choose.

“We had a great response from the Cedar Rapids non-profit community,” says Eric Engelmann, president and CEO of Geonetric. “And we were very impressed with the efforts put into the applications. We put the nominations to a vote and these four non-profits had the most support. Our Geonetric team is so enthusiastic about Operation Overnight, and we have so many team members participating, that we decided we had the capacity to help all four.”

Operation Overnight will begin on November 8, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. and will last 24 straight hours. During this exciting event, Geonetric developers, designers and marketing strategists will work together to deliver new websites and supporting materials for the four non-profits selected free of charge.
The four non-profit organizations were selected from a pool of applications. Qualified non-profits had to be a 501(c) organization based in Cedar Rapids, IA. Applicants were asked to outline how receiving a new website and marketing materials would help them accomplish their organization’s mission to improve the Cedar Rapids, IA community.

More details about Operation Overnight can be found at

About Catherine McAuley Center

The Catherine McAuley Center (CMC) helps individuals transform their lives through a transitional housing for homeless women and basic education for under-educated and non-English speaking adults. Last year CMC provided one-on-one tutoring to 282 adult learners, saw 16 individuals pass their citizenship test and provided more than 4,000 nights of shelter to homeless women while offering support services that help them become financially stable and find permanent housing.

About Transportation Advisory Group

The Transportation Advisory Group manages and delivers coordinated transportation services to customers, including older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with lower incomes. Focus is on meeting individual needs, working with all area transportation providers to achieve a more efficient system.

About Mission of Hope

Mission of Hope is a Christian ministry offering physical, emotional, and spiritual help to former offenders and others in need. Mission of Hope serves the formerly incarcerated, poor, homeless, mentally challenged, and those struggling from the effects of the economy – anyone in need of assistance. Mission of Hope also meets basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and works closely with other agencies regarding referrals and support, and offers a variety of services to extend hope and healing to those desiring different lives for themselves and their families.

About Gems of Hope, Inc.

Gems of Hope’s mission is to bring hope to cancer patients and their families. We offer “gifts of hope” to all cancer patients being treated in Cedar Rapids, IA as well as workshops and programming for their families.


About Geonetric®

Geonetric helps hospitals and health systems develop and implement innovative Web strategies to engage their patients and communities online. VitalSite®, Geonetric’s robust content management software, easily manages websites, portals and intranets, and includes a large selection of interactive modules. Geonetric also provides a comprehensive suite of online services, from strategy and design, to search engine marketing and social media management, to ongoing support and hosting – all designed to engage site visitors and deliver measurable results. Visit to learn more and follow us on Twitter @geonetric.



Information provided by Heather Stanley with Geonetric

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