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
On-Demand Training: Two Online Tools to Move Your Mission Forward
Recorded Affiliated Fund Webinar
Web-based and social media present a wonderful opportunity for you and your affiliated fund to connect with donors, potential donors and community leaders. This webinar shares information on how to make the most of your NCF-hosted Web page with photos, announcements, online donations and promotion. It also provides a quick tutorial on creating a Facebook page, sharing valuable tips on maximizing your Facebook page and examples from other affiliated funds.
The entire presentation includes information about what is provided automatically on community-based affiliated fund Web pages as well as several ideas on how to customize the page to make it better fit your community. NCF’s Outreach, Education and Events Manager, Sheri Hink also shares information on Facebook pages for affiliated funds including basic information about Facebook and Facebook pages, tips that apply to any social media presence and information to consider as you start a Facebook page.
Part one of the webinar features the introduction and a discussion of information about affiliated fund Web pages on NCF’s website, ideas on how to customize your page and best practices used by other affiliated funds on their Web pages.
Part two features a “tour” of Facebook and Facebook pages, some basic Facebook education, tips that apply to any social media presence. It also includes a tour of various affiliated fund Facebook pages and one Facebook group. This recording also includes the final question and answer portion of the webinar.
Online Training: Using Committees to Accomplish Your Goals – July 13
Sharing the work to get more done
Your affiliated fund can be more effective by taking three important steps:
Step 1 - Recruit the expertise you need for your Fund Advisory Committee
Step 2 - Use sub-committees to share the work
Step 3 - Enlist talent and knowledge from people outside your Fund Advisory Committee
Doug Friedli, NCF Director of Community Fund Development – Eastern Nebraska, will showcase affiliated funds using these steps to accomplish their goals. Doug also will share tools to help you with each step. Whether your affiliated fund is new or well established, this webinar will provide great ideas from other affiliated fund leaders on how to share the work to get more done.
This webinar will be offered twice on Wednesday, July 13, 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
WealthSpring Fund is looking to partner with other affiliated funds to support programs for women’s economic stability
The WealthSpring Fund welcomes partnerships with other NCF affiliated funds in grantmaking within rural communities across the state. WealthSpring, a statewide NCF-affiliated fund, provides grants to organizations that build women’s financial stability, security and self-sufficiency.
The Fund is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations—including other NCF affiliated funds—for programs that support job skills training, financial literacy, entrepreneurship education and work-related child care.
For more information about WealthSpring and to download application materials visit http://www.nebcommfound.org/fund/WealthSpring
Did you know that you can advertise your affiliated fund’s events free-of-charge on the NCF website? We offer an event calendar as a benefit of your affiliation with us. You can submit your events using the online form. Fill in as much information as possible on the form. If something is not applicable to your event, leave that field blank.
Check out these upcoming affiliated fund events!
|June 12||Brown County Community Fund Annual Meeting|
|June 16||SkillsUSA Nebraska 1st Annual Scholarship Golf Outing|
|June 18||Outdoor Adventure Day - Blaine County Area Community Foundation Fund|
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on June 9, 2011.
Rita Shimmin, a retired school teacher, grew up in Hershey and taught school in Elsie for three years before moving to Ogallala, where she taught high school business classes for 35 years. Rita worked with NCF’s Jim Gustafson to establish a charitable gift annuity which will benefit the Keith County Community Foundation Fund in the future.Read more →