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
Help us help you build stronger donor relationships by making sure your donors get the charitable deduction they expect on their 2011 tax returns. During the month of December, send any contributions you receive to NCF every day. This will help us process contributions and issue receipts for 2011 donations quickly and efficiently.
Any contributions postmarked after December 31, 2011 – regardless of the date on the check – will be counted as a 2012 donation.
Back by popular demand! Coming to a town near you!
Start the new year with new ideas for making your affiliated fund more successful than ever! Attend one of the nine Affiliated Fund Regional Meetings sponsored by the Nebraska Community Foundation and learn from your fellow affiliated fund leaders and NCF staff.
Please register online. There is no cost to register. The deadline for registration is one week before each meeting, but we appreciate your registering as soon as possible. Meetings with fewer than 10 people registered by the deadline will be cancelled. All members of your Fund Advisory Committee are encouraged to attend, so please forward this email if you’re not sure that all your FAC members are on NCF’s email list.
Regional Meetings are a great way to network with Fund Advisory Committee members from nearby communities and hone your skills. You will be able to:
A light no-host supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the meetings will run 6 to 8:30 p.m. (local time).
We hope to see you at the one that works best for you!
|Host community||Location||Date||Registration Deadline|
|Imperial||Brickstone Grill||January 17||January 10|
|Hyannis||Whispering Angel Inn||January 19||January 12|
|Columbus||Pinnacle Bank||January 24||January 17|
|Eustis||St. John’s Lutheran Church||January 31||January 24|
|Pender||Fire Hall||February 7||January 31|
|Unadilla||Duncan Building||February 16||February 9|
|Arnold||Arnold Community Center||February 28||February 21|
|Hebron||Thayer Central High School||March 15||March 8|
|O’Neill||Community Center||March 20||March 13|
How well does your affiliated fund thank your donors? Is saying “thank you” a part of your FAC’s regular activities? Watch this short video (less than 2 minutes!) to learn how one organization created a “thanking culture” within their leadership.
This video was originally posted by Christopher Davenport as part of the Movie Mondays for Fundraising Professionals series.
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