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.
In order to raise public awareness your affiliated fund needs to get out into the public! Take advantage of every opportunity you can to market your fund at fairs, conferences, training sessions and community festivals. Try to always have a representative available at your display so they can visit with people one-on-one. Be enthusiastic, informative and friendly! Always have a handout, such as a brochure, to give to your visitors.
A three-panel display board works perfectly for most exhibitions and is moderately priced. Check with your local business supply outlet or shop on the Internet. Talk to your local sign shop to get some original ideas and practical pointers.
Tips on putting together your display:
Here are some ideas from NCF affiliated funds:
McCook Community Foundation Fund
Nebraska Community Foundation
Hyannis Area Community Foundation Fund
The Groundwater Foundation
Pender-Thurston Education and Community Foundation Fund
Butler County Area Community Foundation Fund
The WealthSpring Fund
Paige Eaves traveled to Wauneta the summer of 2009 to present two checks totaling $100,000 to the Wauneta Community Foundation Fund from the estate of her parents, Cliff and Betty Boyce.
The gift provided enough funding to cover the final construction costs of the new medical clinic and additional equipment purchases. Although Cliff and Betty hadn’t lived in Wauneta for more than 50 years, they always considered it their hometown.Read more →