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
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 improves 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
By Lana Williams
August 10, 2011
The Council on Foundations’ RE: Philanthropy Blog recently featured an article about the millennial generation in the workplace. It offers a unique perspective on how to work with Millennials, from the perspective of a Millennial. Although the article, “Fear Not…We Come In Peace,” is written about Millennials in the workplace we think that the author’s point of view could easily apply to community volunteer work. Take a look at this short article and let us know if you agree.
On a related note, you may want to revisit this NCF webinar recorded in January. The webinar explores the differences and similarities among generations and shows ways to engage young people-in fact, people of all ages-in the work of your affiliated fund. Three affiliated fund leaders share their experience and advice. View the webinar.
Convergence: How Five Trends will Reshape the Social Sector
September 27, 2011 from 8:30am to 11:30am CDT in Lincoln, Nebraska
NCF is one of the nonprofit sponsors of a presentation that will take a look into the future of the social sector. The Human Services Federation of Lincoln and the Small Business Association of the Midlands are offering this unique conversation event facilitated by David La Piana, a leading national expert on nonprofit management and governance. The event seeks to illuminate several key trends - and their interrelationship - which will be especially relevant to nonprofits as they look to the future.
The event takes place on Tuesday, September 27 in Lincoln. Click here for more information or to register. Register before September 9 to get the early-bird rate.
Volunteer fireman Shawn McCown hauls a new fire hose provided by a grant from the Diller Community Foundation Fund. Also pictured is firefighter Jennifer McLaughlin and Fund Advisory Committee members (l-r) Kathy Schroeder, Beth Roelfs, Joyce Carpenter and Peggy Hemphill.Read more →