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.
This week we’re featuring a variety of training and networking opportunities available to you, our affiliated fund leaders.
Notices and Reminders
Online Training: Planned Giving Live! – February 9
Talking with Jim Gustafson and your peers about getting conversations started.
Since Larry King retired, we’re adopting his format! Sheri Hink will host this talk-show format webinar and her first guest will be Jim Gustafson talking about getting conversations started. Jim will share a few of his experiences talking to people about making a planned gift. Then, it’s your turn in the guest chair – the webinar will feature an “open mic” portion where you can ask questions and have a real-time conversation with Sheri, Jim and your fellow webinar participants.
|This lively, in-depth discussion will give you new ideas on how to approach your neighbors about making a planned gift back to your community and your favorite charitable organizations. Unlike previous NCF webinars, participants will be un-muted and able to “chime in” at any time – in fact, we hope you do.|
The point of this training is to give you the opportunity to ask questions and share stories about your experiences.
These online conversations will be offered twice on February 9th, once at 12:30pm CT (11:30am MT) and again at 5:30pm CT (4:30pm MT). Each conversation will last up to one hour.
Register today using the links below:
Due to the interactive nature of this webinar, each session will be limited to the first 25 registrants.
for the 12:30pm CT/11:30am MT webinar
for the 5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT webinar
In-Person Training: Regional Meetings
Back by popular demand! Coming to a town near you!
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:
|Host Community||Location||Date||Register Online|
|Atkinson||Community Center||January 20||by January 13|
|Ogallala||Valentino’s||January 25||by January 18|
|McCook||Chief Restaurant||January 27||by January 20|
|Pender||Fire Hall||February 1||by January 25|
|Nebraska City||Rowe Center||February 3||by January 27|
|Thedford||Stub’s||February 8||by February 1|
|Shickley||Catholic Church||February 10||by February 3|
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.
There is no cost to register. While registration is not required, NCF does encourage you to register for the meeting you intend to attend. NCF uses the registration information to plan for meals, handouts and make other preparations. Therefore, if we do not have at least 10 people registered for a meeting by the deadline (one week before each meeting), the meeting will be cancelled and we will notify you by email.
After you register, you’ll be asked to complete a brief, two-question survey that will help us better prepare to meet your affiliated fund’s needs with meeting content. We are also asking each affiliated fund to prepare a short oral report to present at the meeting. Details of that “homework” assignment are included in the online registration and survey.
All members of your Fund Advisory Committee are welcome to attend, so feel free to forward this email if you’re not sure that all your FAC members are on NCF’s email list.
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.)
On-Demand Training: Finding and Engaging Young Leaders
Recorded Affiliated Fund Webinar
Many affiliated fund leaders tell us their Fund Advisory Committees could use some young blood. But how do you recruit and retain young people? During this session, affiliated fund leaders and NCF’s Marcia White explore the differences and the similarities among Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millenials, and discuss how affiliated funds have engaged young people—in fact, people of all ages—in their work.
Affiliated Fund Leader Presenters
| Judy Brockmeier
Eustis Area Community Foundation Fund
Nebraska Community Foundation Board Member
| K.C. Belitz
Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund
Nebraska Community Foundation Board Member
| David Partsch
Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund
Entire Presentation (58 minutes)
The recording of the entire webinar begins with an introduction of generational attributes presented by Marcia White. Next, it features presentations by Judy Brockmeier of Eustis, K.C. Belitz of Columbus and David Partsch of Nebraska City on how their Fund Advisory Committees are engaging individuals from different generations on their FACs. The recording concludes with the questions and answers segment where the presenters answer questions from the live audience.
Part 1: Introduction (17 minutes)
This recording features the introduction of generational attributes presented by Marcia White. Marcia discusses the attributes of the Mature Generation, Boomer Generation, Generation X and Generation @. Next she provides an overview of how generations X and @ view volunteerism as well as providing insights on how to find and retain generation X and @ volunteers for your community foundation fund.
Part 2: Community Wisdom (41 minutes)
The community wisdom section of the webinar features presentations from Judy Brockmeier of Eustis, K.C. Belitz of Columbus and David Partsch of Nebraska City on how their Fund Advisory Committees are engaging individuals from different generations on their FACs. Part two also includes the questions and answers segment where the presenters answer questions from the live audience.
National Training: Beyond Grantmaking
Engaging Citizens in Building a Better Community
Webinar featuring Jeff Yost
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Central
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mountain
Community foundations are increasingly involving residents from all walks in setting direction for the community – through affiliate funds, visioning processes, leadership development, advisory committees, advocacy and numerous other avenues within their foundations and with partners.
Join this webinar to hear how two community foundations are leveraging significant resources, building local leadership, crafting long-term solutions and building community through citizen engagement. Hear why colleagues are making citizen engagement central to their foundations’ work. The presenters will discuss what works and share the fundamentals of citizen engagement that can be adapted for use in other communities.
Nancy Van Milligen, President/CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Jeff Yost, President and CEO, Nebraska Community Foundation
Deborah Ellwood, Executive Director, CFLeads
Please register by January 25, 2011. This webinar is FREE.
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on January 20, 2011.
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