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.
NCF hosts monthly web-based training sessions for its affiliated funds. These training topics are chosen based on suggestions from affiliated fund leaders. Past webinars are organized below by NCF’s four fundamental planning strategies (as defined in the Action Planning Framework).
Detailed descriptions and access to view webinar recordings can be found on the individual pages.
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.
Get tips on how to build a high-functioning team for your affiliated fund.
Use the Transfer of Wealthy Study to advance the mission of your affiliated fund.
Learn strategies on how your affiliated fund can share the work and get more done by using committees. Read more/view available recordings
Explore the differences and the similarities among Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millenials, and learn how to engage young people-in fact, people of all ages-in the work of your affiliated fund. Read more/view available recordings
Learn how your Fund Advisory Committee can manage risk and how NCF tools can help. Read more/view recording
Learn about including volunteers in the work of your affiliated fund; the webinar covers information on volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition and more. Read more/view available recordings
Hear about how to get the right people on your Fund Advisory Committee by establishing clear expectations and criteria for committee membership.
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Learn how to team up with NCF in your FAC operations; get a better understanding of your relationship with NCF; review the roles and responsibilities of FAC members; and learn where to find tools and resources. Read more/view recording
Please note: There were technical difficulties that affected the sound quality on this webinar recording. Voices are understandable but not as clear as they are on other recordings.
Learn tips and proven tactics for successful affiliated fund governance including structural tools, the importance of a diverse FAC, and tips to increase FAC involvement. Read more/view recording
Learn about how to develop your general grantmaking philosophy, see examples of impact grants and hear an overview of tools and resources available to assist you in your grantmaking administration. Read more/view available recordings
This webinar focuses on the unique opportunities available for rural revitalization, how to use the principles of HomeTown Competitiveness to increase the impact of your grants, and how charitable assets can leverage outside funding. Read more/view recording
Gain insights on IRS rules for grantmaking, how to make high-impact grants and how the payout from your endowment is calculated. Read more/view recording
Learn strategies to build an effective annual giving program for your affiliated fund. Read more/view recording
Note: Due to technical difficulties with the recording of this webinar you will not be able to view the PowerPoint slides on the recording. Please follow along using the PowerPoint handout which is available on the recording’s Web page.
Learn how to make the most of your Web page with photos, announcements, online donations and promotion. The webinar also features a tour of Facebook pages and offers tips on how to maximize your reach through Facebook.
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This webinar walks you through two resources for affiliated funds; the first is a guide to getting assistance from NCF when you are working on different marketing projects and the second resource will help you identify and recruit a “marketing coordinator.”
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Join us as we look at three communications tools commonly used by many NCF affiliated funds: brochures, fundraising letters/envelopes and annual reports. Read more/view recording
Hear about the characteristics of strategic events, how to manage risks associated with events and learn tips to make events successful. Read more/view recording
Learn how to increase contributions by communicating the value of your affiliated fund. Read more/view recording
Explore ways to maximize the impact of three key communications tools (printed materials, media communications and fundraising letters). Read more/view recording
This webinar provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply for grant funding including where to find grant opportunities, policies and procedures and writing the application. Read more/view available recordings
Learn purposeful, easy-to-implement, strategies to build donor loyalty for your affiliated fund. Read more/view available recordings
Hosting gathering events and legacy dinners is a great way to reach your donors – especially those who may be interested in making planned gifts. Read more/view available recordings
This lively, in-depth discussion gives new ideas on how to approach your neighbors about making a planned gift back to their community and favorite charitable organizations. Read more/view recording
Hear practical advice on what to do when you hear “yes,” “no” or “maybe” from a potential donor as well as what follow up is needed for each response. Read more/view recording
Learn about the benefits of building an unrestricted endowment for your community. Read more/view recording
This webinar focuses on questions affiliated fund leaders should ask to determine your donor’s goals in relation to their gift, whether for a single gift or gifts from many individuals. Read more/view recording
Learn how to identify annual donors or active community volunteers who might be interested in giving major gifts back to their community – either from their current income or a planned gift. Read more/view recording
Learn about a simple planned giving product that’s perfect for wary donors. Read more/view recording
Learn how to identify, approach and work with professional advisors who serve your community. Read more/view recording
This webinar provides insights and tips for successful donor visitations in rural communities. Read more/view recording
This webinar tours of the NCF website, highlighting tools you can use to make your work at the local level easier and more effective. Read more/view recording
See the calendar for upcoming trainings.
Laurel Community Foundation Fund provides annual support to the area’s fire and rescue, downtown improvement, nursing home, schools and more.Read more →