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
Two Online Tools to Move your Mission Forward – June 8
Using your NCF Web page and Facebook
Web-based and social media present a wonderful opportunity for you and your affiliated fund to connect with donors, potential donors and community leaders. As a benefit of affiliation, Nebraska Community Foundation community-based affiliated funds automatically receive a Web page hosted by NCF. Other types of affiliated funds have the option of receiving a Web page. Attend this webinar to learn how to make the most of your Web page with photos, announcements, online donations and promotion.
Facebook is another online tool that helps you build and strengthen relationships. Join us for a quick tutorial on creating a Facebook page, get valuable tips on maximizing your Facebook page, and see examples from other affiliated funds.
Tune in and learn tactics to improve your online presence and begin making meaningful online connections with people interested in your community!
This webinar will be offered twice on Wednesday, June 8, 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
Save the Date!
NCF’s Annual Banquet, Affiliated Fund Exposition and Affiliated Fund Training
November 10, 2011 – Norfolk, Nebraska
On-Demand Training: Bringing Donors Together to Discuss Future Gifts
Recorded Affiliated Fund Webinar
The key to growing your affiliated fund’s assets is to regularly engage new prospective donors and re-engage current and past donors. Hosting gathering events and legacy dinners is a great way to reach your donors – especially those who may be interested in making planned gifts. These events allow you to create a space where many people who are passionate about your affiliated fund’s work can come together to talk about why they have given or would like to in the future. It also gives you an opportunity to share your affiliated fund’s vision for your community with people who are well-suited to provide financial support to meet those goals.
The entire presentation includes an overview of planned giving in Nebraska, gathering events and legacy dinners by Jim Gustafson, NCF Gift Planning Director and Jana Jensen, NCF Director of Community Fund Development – Western Nebraska. Two affiliated fund leaders – Deb Johnson from Shickley and Denise Ringenberg from McCook – present information on how they have held successful gathering events and legacy dinners to encourage planned giving to their affiliated funds.
Part one of the webinar features Deb Jonhson’s presentation of how the Shickley Community Foundation has successfully used gathering events to introduce their donors to planned giving. Also included in this recording is an overview of the purpose and process of putting on a gathering event by Jim Gustafson, NCF Gift Planning Director and the final questions and answers period.
Part two features Denise Ringenberg’s presentation of how two charitable organizations in McCook have joined together to hold legacy dinners for their donors. Hear their tactics and strategies for a successful event. The recording also includes an overview of the purpose and process of holding a legacy dinner by Jana Jensen, NCF Director of Community Fund Development – Western Nebraska, and the final questions and answers period.
Proven Strategies to Address Youth Outmigration – June 16
Nominate Your Volunteers
Governor’s Points of Light Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Governor’s Point of Light Awards. Each quarter, ServeNebraska, in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, honors a Nebraska adult, youth, and group for exemplary volunteer service to their community.
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on May 12, 2011.
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