Become a part of something bigger.
It starts with one person, one idea, one desire to make our community better. From there, who knows? Because when you become part of an initiative, it becomes much bigger than any one person, one neighborhood or one organization can be. And your support can deliver a greater impact as part of a collaborative whole.
Here in Omaha, you’ll find many of our efforts already underway. And you can see the good they’re already doing as a result.
Nonprofit Capacity Building
We believe that strengthening nonprofits ultimately strengthens the whole community. Simply put, a good nonprofit organization has a strong board that hires capable staff that runs quality programs. The board and staff ensure that capacity is constantly being built and is never stagnant. This solid and growing organization is supported by donors and volunteers. A community will be more prosperous when its nonprofit sector is made up mostly of these kinds of mature groups.
To do this, we must build capacity in our nonprofit organizations. Capacity is the infrastructure that an organization relies on to fulfill its mission. This infrastructure encompasses a wide range of capabilities, knowledge and resources – such as technology, board development, financial management and fundraising – all the things that strengthen a nonprofit’s ability to have greater impact.
Interested in learning more about nonprofit capacity building and the results from the first year of the Initiative? Read our latest issue of Connect the Dots or the Year One Evaluation Report.
Omaha By Design
A civic planning organization, Omaha By Design is a unique partnership between public, private and philanthropic sectors that come together to execute projects that improve the quality of Omaha’s natural and built environments. Through its four areas of emphasis – Green Omaha, Civic Omaha, Neighborhood Omaha and Environment Omaha – it brings together diverse groups of people, all of whom have a stake in the outcomes.