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.
Social media has changed the world we market in and should be used as an integral part
of an eMarketing campaign. People are finding it easy to ignore traditional advertising, found in newspapers, TV and radio. Social media is all about the ways that we get attention by creating, connecting and sharing online.
Social media can give affiliated funds the opportunity to frequently interact with donors, with targeted unique communications, which they can choose to engage with on their terms. Social media’s potential to go viral is one of its greatest benefits. If your potential donors like the content, they will share it with their friends.
The various social media platforms also create easy ways to link to other organizations with similar interests and/or content that supports the funds ideas and plans.
Blogs can be written by one person or by a group of people. Blogs are typically textual, but can have images, videos, audio or any combination of these. Blog posts are typically a few paragraphs long and can highlight activities, events, people, and ideas of a fund. Blogs help Web site content stay fresh, help search engines find the site and help donors make a strong connection with the personality of the organization.
YouTube allows users to share and search for video, audio and images. Share videos of your community and its good works on this site.
Flickr allows users to share and search for photos. Share photos of your community on this site.
Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia based mostly on anonymous contributions. Wikipedia’s articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information. Make sure your affiliated fund is described on this site.
In 2006 the Robert and Jeanette Hunt Donor-Advised Fund, the family foundation of the founders of Great Plains Communications in Nebraska, offered up to ten $50,000 challenge grants to communities served by the company.Read more →