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.
Check out this edition of the bi-weekly affiliated fund e-newsletter.
Notices and Reminders
January 1 Brings Changes to Planned Giving Tools
Changes in Charitable Gift Annuity Rates
Due to continued low-interest rates, new charitable gift annuity rates became effective January 1, 2012. Please discard all current charitable gift annuity materials and consult NCF’s re-designed charitable gift annuity brochure with the new rates. You may download and print this brochure as needed. Share it with someone who may want to make a gift to your affiliated fund and increase their cash flow.Changes in IRA Rollover Provisions
The opportunity to make a tax-free distribution from an IRA to your affiliated fund expired on January 1, 2012. If this provision is reinstated NCF will let you know and will provide updated marketing materials. Please discard existing marketing materials pertaining to the Charitable IRA Rollover.
Report Can Guide Efforts to Aid Children
Act Now to Ensure Adulthood Success
Voices for Children in Nebraska estimates that the conditions children face impact them so profoundly that adulthood success can often be determined as early as third grade. The Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report provides an overview of how Nebraska’s 0- to 8-year olds are faring in terms of health, education, safety and economic stability. It provides state and regional overviews, as well as a county-by county breakdown of data ranging from the number of juvenile arrests to number of children living in poverty. Affiliated funds can consult this report to help determine where the children in their communities are most in need and then use this data to guide their future efforts.
NCF’s 2012 Scholarship Selection Committee Forms packets will be mailed to affiliated fund leaders within the next week. Be sure to return them to NCF by March 2. Remember, to be in compliance with the law, affiliated funds cannot begin the scholarship selection process until NCF has approved the nominations.
If you have questions regarding the forms, please contact one of the following NCF staff members: Doug Friedli, Jim Gustafson, Les Long or Marcia White at (402) 323-7330; or Jana Jensen at (308) 588-6299.
January’s webinar about the Transfer of Wealth is now available to view online. Learn how to use the study to advance your affiliated fund’s mission, start conversations with donors and make the case for your hometown by integrating the study’s findings into your marketing and communications plan.
Don’t forget to register for NCF’s next webinar: Chair Training for Affiliated Funds. Join this interactive webinar to learn the skills you need to lead your FAC to success. Marcia White, NCF’s Director of Community Development Philanthropy, and Jana Jensen, NCF’s Director of Community Fund Development – Western Nebraska, will lead this webinar twice on Wednesday, February 8, once at 12:30pm CT (11:30am MT) and again at 5:30pm CT (4:30pm MT). Each webinar will last no longer than one hour, including time for you to ask questions and offer advice to other affiliated fund leaders. Online registration is available, so register today!
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on January 19, 2012.
The Atkinson Police Department is equipped to deal with increased drug trafficking on Highway 20, thanks to help from the Atkinson Community Foundation Fund. Within a month the Fund received enough donations to purchase a police dog.Read more →