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
Beginning with the End in Mind – April 13
Tools and resources for making impactful grants
The best way to make a long-term impact in your community is to know what difference you want to make in your community and make grants with that result in mind. The programs, projects and services you choose to fund are the public face of your vision, mission and values and your grants show donors and future donors what’s important to your affiliated fund. NCF has developed several tools to help you maximize your impact on your community and streamline grant administration.
Join Marcia White, NCF Director of Community Development Philanthropy and Doug Friedli, NCF Director of Community Fund Development – Eastern Nebraska, as they discuss impact grantmaking and walk you through the various grantmaking tools available.
This webinar will be offered twice on April 13th, 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
Affiliated Fund Leaders Training Survey
Take 2 minutes to help schedule mid-year Affiliated Fund Leader Training
Serving in a leadership role (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer or Secretary) for your affiliated fund requires a variety of skills. The Affiliated Fund Leadership Training sessions will provide an overview of the responsibilities of each of these positions and helpful hints to make you more effective in your leadership role. The training session, modeled after the Chair and Treasurer trainings provided last Fall, has been expanded to allow more time for discussion and interaction with your peers.
This training is a must for everyone currently serving in a leadership position for their affiliated fund and for anyone considering a leadership role.
Please complete this 2-minute survey to help us schedule the training in your area.Open Survey
Make Your Grant Dollars Do More
The WealthSpring Fund seeks partners for matching grants
The WealthSpring Fund is seeking partnerships with other NCF affiliated funds to help fulfill their mission of building women’s financial stability, security and self-sufficiency. Teaming up with WealthSpring, a statewide affiliated fund, can help you make a larger impact in your community.
For more information about WealthSpring visit http://www.nebcommfound.org/fund/WealthSpring
New, Easier-to-use, Format for Recorded Webinars
NCF is always looking for ways to make training opportunities more accessible for affiliated fund leaders. Recently, we updated the way you view recorded webinars. You no longer have to leave the NCF website to view the recordings. A recording of each NCF webinar is now available directly on the NCF website with fewer clicks required to access the recording. See the available webinars at nebcommfound.org » For Affiliated Funds » Education & Training » Webinar Trainings.
Below is a list of all available webinars. Visit the page above for descriptions of each and to view the recordings.
Affiliated Fund Development
Marketing & Communications
Article of Interest
Ag land prices make strong advance
By Art Hovey
Lincoln Journal Star
View article online
Land prices across the State of Nebraska have increased in the past few years and are now at an all-time high in some parts of the state. Increased land and commodity prices may mean that potential donors have an even greater ability to give back to their communities. Read this Lincoln Journal Star article on the increased land prices.
Contact your development staff member for more information on how this could impact donor cultivation and the Transfer of Wealth for your area.
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on March 24, 2011.
Doug and his wife, Judy, made a generous commitment to both the Imperial Community Foundation Fund and the Nebraska Community Foundation. Their gift comes in the form of a life insurance policy – $200,000 to ICFF and $50,000 to NCF – that will benefit both organizations in the future. Doug and Judy make tax-deductible contributions to fund the premiums on the policy, and the policy is owned by NCF for the benefit of ICFF and the NCF Endowment.Read more →