Int’l ITC Announces Fundraising Program to Improve Advocacy & Web Offerings5 Aug, 2010
Int’l ITC Announces Fundraising Program to Improve Advocacy & Web Offerings
(August 2010) -The International Imaging Technology Council (Int’l ITC) has begun a first-time fundraising program that will help the Int’l ITC in its advocacy efforts and website products. Founded in 2001, the International Imaging Technology Council is a not-for-profit trade association that serves imaging supplies remanufacturers and dealers. Companies and individuals that contribute will receive recognition for their commitment, while also receiving products they can use in their business.
Bill Henry, Treasurer of the Int’l ITC and owner of American Laser Products in Wisconsin, designed the program. A member of the Board of Directors for almost ten years, Henry is a staunch supporter of the Int’l ITC. “As you know, the Int’l ITC has become a foundation for the growth of our industry. The Int’l ITC’s inherent mission is to protect and grow companies of all sizes from the smallest remanufacturer to the largest supplies vendors.”
“As the newly minted treasurer of the Int’l ITC, I think we all need to step up to fund an organization that exists entirely to support our businesses,” Henry said. “With that in mind, I am launching a fundraiser to help the Int’l ITC continue to operate at the level our members expect. To do that, I need everyone’s help.”
The Int’l ITC also administers the popular STMC quality certification program. “This offers the most basic tool of comparison for our industry. By utilizing STMC, customers can weed out the low quality suppliers,” Henry said. “I believe that is the overriding goal of us all whether we are an OEM manufacturer or an aftermarket remanufacturer.”
Henry and the Board of Directors of the Int’l ITC encourage participation in the fundraising efforts. They also hope to increase membership in 2011. “Naturally, some can afford more, some less, some not at all. All contributions are critical,” Henry said. “In order to make this easy to contribute, we will accept cash, credit cards, checks, payments over time, baseball cards or whatever.”
Int’l ITC’s advocacy efforts this year have included confronting potentially-infringing compatible products and crafting new potential sales opportunities for dealers through EPEAT. Int’l ITC maintains two websites, one for members and potential members at www.i-itc.org, and one for consumers at consumerchoice.info. Pledge information can be found at www.i-itc.org As well.