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 week’s e-newsletter.
Notices and Reminders
Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with other affiliated funds!
So far over 100 Fund Advisory Committee members have attended one of the Regional Meetings in January and February. If you haven’t joined us yet, there’s still time. Thanks to Nebraska winter weather, two meetings have been rescheduled for March.
See pictures from the Affiliated Fund Regional Meetings on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/nebraskacommunityfoundation.
|Host Community||Location||Date||Register Online|
|Pender||Fire Hall||March 1||by February 22|
|Thedford||Stub’s||March 15||by March 8|
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new ideas for making your affiliated fund more successful and learn from your fellow affiliated fund leaders and NCF staff! At the Regional Meetings you will be able to:
A light no-host supper will be served beginning at 5:30pm (local time) before each meeting. (Meal cost will be $10 or under.) All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm local time and end at 8:30 pm.
Please register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCF_regional_meeting_registration.
Questions? Contact Marcia, Doug or Jana with your questions.
We’d like to hear your input about your affiliated fund even if you are not able to attend a Regional Meeting. If you can not attend a Regional Meeting please complete the two-question Regional Meeting Homework survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/regional_meeting_homework. (If you are registering for a regional meeting you do not need to complete this separate survey, it’s included in the registration process.)
Making the Most of NCF’s Marketing Assistance – March 9
Get to know the tools and resources available to you
|Be the first to learn about two new marketing tools! Reggi Carlson, NCF’s Communications Director, will walk you through two new marketing tools for affiliated funds. The first is a tool designed to help you get the most out of the marketing and communications resources available to you as an affiliated fund. The second is a tool will help you identify and recruit a “marketing coordinator” in your own community. If you want to learn more about getting marketing help for your affiliated fund this is one webinar you don’t want to miss.|
This webinar will be offered twice on March 9th, once at 12:30pm CT (11:30am MT) and again at 5:30pm CT (4:30pm MT). Each will last up to one hour.
Register today using the links below:
for the 12:30pm CT/11:30am MT webinar
for the 5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT webinar
Recorded Affiliated Fund Webinar
|Sheri Hink hosts this talk-show format webinar and her guest is Jim Gustafson talking about getting conversations started. Jim shares a few of his experiences in visiting with people about making a planned gift. This lively, in-depth discussion gives new ideas on how to approach your neighbors about making a planned gift back to their community and favorite charitable organizations.|
View the Recording (54 minutes)
We were trying out a new webinar format and it was not without its bumps. We made every effort to edit out the audio issues that took place during the live presentation of this webinar but you will notice a few areas in the recording where the speaker is difficult to hear.
Jim shared a variety of handouts after the webinar. View and download the handouts at nebcommfound.org » For Affiliated Funds » Education & Training » Webinar Trainings » Fundraising
The Department of Economic Development is accepting nominations
A lot of good work has been done by many of NCF’s affiliated funds for their local communities. In fact, several NCF affiliated fund communities have already been named Governor’s Showcase Communities: Burwell (2008), Laurel (2006), Ord (2005) and Ainsworth (2001).
Check out this opportunity and consider nominating your community for an award!
National Community Development Week will be celebrated from April 25-30, 2011. In celebration of National Community Development Week, the Department of Economic Development is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Showcase Community. This designation recognizes communities that have demonstrated exceptional capacity during the past 5 – 10 years to:
The Governor’s Showcase Community Award will be presented during Community Development Week at the State Capitol. Nominations are due by April 4, 2011. For more information and for the Governor’s Showcase Community Nomination Form, visit the Nebraska Department of Economic Development website at: http://www.neded.org/content/view/195/63/.
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on February 18, 2011.
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