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What Makes a Nonprofit Organization Effective?

Our fundholders often ask us how to determine if a nonprofit is effective. Many times, financial reports are used as a measure of effectiveness, but a nonprofit’s finances only tell […]

Jun 14th, 2022   Donors, Grants, Knowledge, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

Social Consciousness: Today’s Expectations of Advisors

Especially over the last few years as social consciousness has increased, many of your clients may be more interested in how they can make a difference through their philanthropic activities, […]

May 23rd, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

QCDs from IRAs : Good News and Important Reminders

Qualified Charitable Distributions (“QCDs”), also sometimes referred to as Charitable IRA Rollovers, have been in the news recently, especially in light of the proposed SECURE Act 2.0 legislation that passed […]

May 23rd, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge

Trends in Philanthropy to Keep an Eye On in 2022

We’ve been working to strengthen our community by connecting fundholders and nonprofits for 40 years. In that time, we’ve learned a lot but we don’t pretend to know everything. What […]

Jan 19th, 2022   Advisors, Donors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

Corner Conversation ICYMI: Community Resilience Fund

You may have missed our recent Virtual Corner Conversation on the Community Resilience Fund: Where Are We 18 Months Later. We took a deep dive into three of our Community Resilience Fund focus areas and […]

Nov 17th, 2021   Donors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

OCF Launches New Data Site with Community Indicators

The Omaha Community Foundation has launched a new, comprehensive platform to house its data indicator project, The Landscape. The community-driven data project presents credible, comprehensive findings to better understand key […]

Jul 28th, 2021   Knowledge, News

Recommended Affordable Housing Initiatives for Omaha-Council Bluffs

In 2019-2020, a collaborative comprised of nine local foundations partnered with Development Strategies, a research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, to explore affordable housing across the Omaha metro area and […]

Jul 13th, 2021   Knowledge, Philanthropy

An Assessment of the Affordable Housing Landscape of Omaha-Council Bluffs

In 2019-2020, a collaborative comprised of nine local foundations partnered with Development Strategies, a research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, to explore affordable housing across the Omaha metro area and […]

Jul 13th, 2021   Knowledge, Philanthropy

COVID-19 Magnified Omaha’s Housing Issues

A lack of access to affordable housing has been one of our community’s larger longstanding issues. It’s only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Housing is one of the five focus […]

May 25th, 2021   COVID-19, Knowledge, Landscape Stories, Stories

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