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
Register now for NCF’s next webinar designed to assist FAC Treasurers. The functions of the treasurer are vital to operating your fund in compliance with federal and state regulations and NCF guidelines and policies. This lays the groundwork for affiliated fund success. If you are the treasurer for your affiliated fund, this webinar is a must. It’s also important that more than one person understand the financial processes required to maintain your fund, so invite your fellow FAC members to watch, participate and learn.
Topics will include:
- Sales tax
- Financial reports
Doug Friedli, NCF’s Director of Community Fund Development- Eastern Nebraska, and Les Long, NCF’s Controller, will lead this webinar twice on Wednesday, March 14.
Register today using the links below:
for the 12:30pm CT/11:30am MT webinar
for the 5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT webinar
Chairing Your FAC: Success with Sanity
On-Demand Affiliated Fund Webinar
February’s webinar, “Chairing your FAC: Success with Sanity,” is now available to view online. You can watch the entire webinar (45 minutes) or one of two parts, Building a Functioning Team (20 minutes) or Making Meetings Meaningful (26 minutes) which also includes information on NCF resources. This is a good webinar for current, future or prospective chairs, but has information for everyone, so encourage your entire FAC to watch!
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Regional meetings are in full swing and have been major successes so far. For those who have already attended their regional meeting but have not yet filled out an evaluation, please do so online. NCF will use your feedback to make sure that future events are even more useful for you.
If you have not yet attended a regional meeting, you can still register online for meetings in Arnold on February 28, Hebron on March 15 and O’Neill on March 20.
Are you looking for a way to attract a younger demographic to your Fund’s cause? Then read this article from The Denver Post about several nonprofits that are using creative new techniques to attract young professionals to their fundraising events. Instead of just advertising in the local paper, they are using Facebook, Twitter and Evites. While time-tested fundraising events have their place, tips from this article will help your FAC plan events that engage younger community members.
The Burwell High School track was built in 2005 with 80 percent of the cost covered by private donations through the Calamus Area Community Fund (formerly the Burwell Community Fund). Students from other schools also train at the facility. In 2011 the Fund helped pay for scheduled maintenance and improvements. Student athletes held a successful “labor auction” to help raise the funds.Read more →