The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
Here’s what you’ll find in this edition of the bi-weekly affiliated fund e-newsletter.
Notices and Reminders
Online Training: Live Webinar: Building Donor Loyalty– September 14
Affiliated Fund Webinar
Congratulations! You received a gift for your affiliated fund! To quote the movie Casablanca, “. . . this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Or it should be. Retaining donors and creating long-term donor loyalty to your affiliated fund increases your revenue and makes the donor a better advocate for your cause. The reality is that 60-70% of donors to not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. don’t give to the same organization a second time. Getting donors back and keeping them is also key to securing planned gifts which are typically 200 to 300 times larger than the donor’s largest annual or cash gift.
Join NCF’s Gift Planning Director, Jim Gustafson, and learn purposeful, easy-to-implement, strategies to build donor loyalty. Register today!
Register today using the links below:
for the 12:30pm CT/11:30am MT webinar
for the 5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT webinar
On-Demand Webinar: Building an Annual Giving Program
Recorded Affiliated Fund Webinar
Learn strategies to build an effective annual giving program for your affiliated fund. First, Maureen Wenke with the Pender-Thurston Education and Community Foundation Fund shares how Pender-Thurston has attracted a broad donor base through their Founders Club. Next, you will hear from Lindsey Foster with the McCook Community Foundation Fund on how McCook has used in-person donor thank you calls as a way to engage and maintain their donors. Finally, Marcia White, NCF’s Director of Community Development Philanthropy, shares advice on how to make your annual giving program effective, including how to incorporate various communications methods such as phone, in-person, mail and online contacts.
View the Entire Presentation(60 minutes)
Note: Due to technical difficulties with the recording of this webinar you will not be able to view the PowerPoint slides on the recording. Please follow along using the PowerPoint handout which is available on the recording’s Web page.
Nebraska Community Foundation development staff members are looking for six to eight affiliated funds to host regional meetings during the first three months of 2012. We’re looking for affiliated fund communities that are located throughout the state to allow as many affiliated funds as possible to attend one of the trainings.
Benefits of Hosting a Regional Meeting
Affiliated Fund Responsibilities when Hosting a Regional Meeting
Secure a meeting location
Arrange for food to be served at the meeting
NCF’s Responsibilities to Help Host Communities
Sign us up!
If your affiliated fund is interested in hosting a regional meeting in 2012 please contact your development staff member.
Host communities will be chosen based on their interest, ability to meet the requirements of host communities and the ability for other affiliated funds to attend based on your geographic location.
Omaha World Herald
August 22, 2011
Article reprinted with permission of The Omaha World-Herald.
Celebrate Volunteer Excellence!
ServeNebraska is seeking nominations for the Governor’s Points of Light Awards
It’s time to nominate a Youth, Adult or Group from your community for a prestigious Points of Light Award! Every quarter, ServeNebraska, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, honor accomplishments of Nebraskans who have given exemplary volunteer service to their communities. Volunteer service by Points of Light recipients should reflect the fulfillment of one of the following promises for our youth and communities. Those promises include: Ongoing Caring Relationships, Safe Places, A Healthy Start and Future, Marketable Skills through Education, Opportunities to Serve, and Community Organization. These volunteers are presented with a beautiful award while their inspiring stories are shared at a special ceremony for them at the State Capitol.
The nomination process is easier than ever! Just click on the link below to download, complete and submit your Governor’s Points of Light Award nomination by email. http://www.serve.nebraska.gov.
The deadline for this quarter’s nomination is September 15, 2011.
Thank you so much for nominating someone who has made a big difference to the people in your community!
Malissa Stec (second from left) joins Rock County Community Fund Advisory Committee members Larry Buell, Homer Buell, Ann Dvorak, and Dennis Swanson at an information booth at the Sandhills Ranch Expo. Stec was drawn as the winner of $500 that she could designate to a charitable organization. She donated the prize back to the Fund.Read more →