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
Due to reduced state aid, the Norfolk school district was unable to fund its High Achievers summer classes in 2011. Thanks to the Connie Endowment Fund, children were able to participate through an alternative Summer Arts Challenge at the Norfolk Arts Center. Teacher Mary Haas helps Isaiah Roemhildt during the third and fourth-grade “Mobiles” class at the Norfolk Arts Center.
Photo courtesy Norfolk Daily News.