Do you believe in the mission of a nonprofit so much that you would nominate them for an award? Do you donate and volunteer at a local nonprofit and want to recognize them for their magnificent work? We do too! We’ve been privileged to work with many fantastic nonprofits providing them with technology leadership but we wanted to do more. We have donated money, done in-kind donations, and have been volunteers for most, if not all, of our nonprofit clients but we wanted to get the word out about the wonderful things that local nonprofits are doing for our community.

In 2017, NetRes owner, Jeff Howard, wanted to fully embrace NetRes’ mission of “making a positive difference for customers, employees and the community;” he set out on his own mission to find out how local nonprofits really work. After interviewing many nonprofit leaders in DFW, he was amazed at how much he didn’t know about all the incredible organizations that are making a different in our community. Therefore, we created the DFW Nonprofit Champion Award. An annual award to be gifted to a locally based nonprofit that make a difference in the community.

For the last several years we, as an organization, have been inspired by one of our client’s dedication to a local nonprofit he is passionate about. He has purchased and donated a PC for them, and came to our all-hands meeting to raise money and recruit volunteers. In fact, the gentleman is now the chairman on the board. His passion and promotion of his favorite local nonprofit gave us the inspiration for the DFW Nonprofit Champion Award. We know there are others in the community who contribute to nonprofits with their resources of time and money and have a passion for seeing that organization achieve its mission.

We want to hear from our clients, employees and the community and have you all nominate a local nonprofit that embraces the spirit of a champion and is an organization that brings a positive difference to the community. We would love to hear your story on why your favorite nonprofit should be awarded our first annual award. Our goal is to recognize, reward and showcase local nonprofits yearly for the wonderful work they do for the DFW area.

Please submit your nonprofit in hopes of becoming our 2018 DFW Nonprofit Champion. We’re taking submissions until September 2018. We plan on narrowing down the finalists and reaching out to the nonprofits to hear more of their stories and their missions. The 2018 NCA recipient will be spotlighted on our website and receive an in-kind donation from NetRes.