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.
Before you create a brochure you should prepare a fact sheet for your affiliated fund. This contains all the “inside” information about your affiliated fund. Some of this information will need to be included in your brochures and flyers, but your fact sheet will be much longer than most of the materials you produce.
NCF assists our new affiliated funds in producing their first organizational brochure. We will help you develop copy, and we will develop a design, which can include photos that you provide. NCF provides 200 copies of your first two-sided color brochure at a cost of $.30 per copy. Please contact us for more information.
Here are three examples and generic templates with suggested wording that you may use. Use photos of your community and your “grants at work” if possible.
Generic brochure with Transfer of Wealth Info
Generic Brochure for Established Fund
Generic Brochure with Self-Mailer
If you have a graphics designer who works in the program InDesign, the following templates may be helpful:
All external communications (press releases, brochures, annual reports) produced by affiliated funds should acknowledge the relationship with the Nebraska Community Foundation. There are several reasons why this is good practice:
Levels of Acknowledgment:
Depending on the space constraints, the following copy offers guidance:
Must always include:
The Hometown Community Foundation Fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.
Should always include:
For more information visit nebcommfound.org.
May also include:
The Hometown Community Foundation Fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, which enables our Fund to receive tax-deductible contributions. NCF provides financial management, strategic development and education/training services to communities, organizations and donor-advised funds across the state. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. community foundations.
May also include:
Working with the Nebraska Community Foundation helps the Hometown Community Foundation Fund reduce administrative costs and provides access to financial and legal services, training and education, on-site technical support, marketing services and gift planning assistance. This means more of every dollar received in donations benefits the Hometown area.
Affiliated funds are encouraged to include the NCF logo in printed publications.
High-resolution logos are available on the Logos, Titles & Style page.
Two Color - Preferred
The two-color version of the logo is its truest form and should be used whenever possible. Nebraska Community is red. Foundation is black.
The all black logo is the second preferred use. If the logo needs to appear on a dark background, it may be reversed to white.
Over an Image
If the logo must appear on an image, the image should be black and white, which will help the legibility of the color logo. If in doubt, keep the logo over a solid background, preferably white. The logo should not appear in a box, especially a white box on a dark background.
A minimum amount of space must be maintained around all four sides of the logo. Typically half of the height of the logo should be maintained around each side.
Minimum Size/Maximum Size
TThe minimum reproduction size of The Nebraska Community Foundation logo is 1 5/8 (1.63) inches wide. Anything smaller will result in the logo becoming unreadable. The largest size must not exceed 3 inches on a 8x11 title/report page.
Kathy Thuman has made cash contributions of more than $180,000 to support the Nebraska Community Foundation’s mission.
“I really feel that the Nebraska Community Foundation’s endowment campaign is a great way to give to the whole state, and have some influence over the whole state, because we really are a single community. We’re a small population and we know each other,” Kathy said.Read more →