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Philanthropic activism: Donors promote change through charity

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 1, 2021    in

 

Omaha, NEB – SHARE Omaha, now two years old, has provided the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro with a new portal for philanthropy.  SHARE Omaha is the newest way to promote and communicate philanthropic activism. Itself a nonprofit, SHARE Omaha offers an online place for nonprofits to consolidate their needs and a place for donors and volunteers to find organizations that meet their goals. It provides one website, SHAREomaha.org, where organizations can share their volunteer needs, their cash needs and their wish list of items. The website is also the single place where donors and volunteers can access over 500 nonprofits to find the ones that best fit their goals for contributing to doing good in the community.

SHARE Omaha Spurs New Philanthropic Ideas

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 26, 2021    in
Omaha, Neb – The first Do Good Week, April 19 – April 24, 2021, is a new way of giving and giving back introduced by SHARE Omaha. The week-long event coincides with National Volunteer Week and amplifies the mission of SHARE Omaha. Do Good Week, presented by FNBO, is different because it focuses on three major ways for the community to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations through building their volunteer base, fulfilling wish lists of goods needed, and financially supporting their work. The five themed days, more than one day of fundraising, represent the next evolution in community giving and volunteerism for Omaha and Southwest Iowa.
 

SHARE Omaha Launches Do Good Week

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 19, 2021    in
Omaha, Neb – SHARE Omaha, announces that the organization is launching the first Do Good Week from April 19 - April 24, 2021. Coinciding with National Volunteer Week, Do Good Week amplifies the mission of SHARE Omaha to meet the needs of community organizations by financially supporting their efforts, building their donor base, fulfilling the wish lists of goods needed and volunteering. The week-long effort, with themed days, builds on the eight year history of Omaha Community Foundation’s Omaha Gives which ended in 2020. 
 

Giving Tuesday reveals growing power of doing good metro-wide

Written by Katie Fourney    on December 10, 2019    in

Local nonprofits win new support in “Do Good” takeover powered by SHARE Omaha


Giving Tuesday 2019, powered by SHARE Omaha, turned out to be a memorable day for local nonprofits in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Organizer Marjorie Maas said results from the first-ever “do good takeover” tell a promising story.
 
Opportunities to hear about Giving Tuesday multiplied, from a few hundred thousand in 2018 to upwards of seven million this year, according to media and advertising metrics tracked by Universal Information Services. 15-second commercials and some 200 SHARE Omaha members invited everyone in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area to do some good and be part of Giving Tuesday. The global generosity movement now inspires over 200 community campaigns nationwide.

SHARE Omaha offering cross-river office hours

Written by Katie Fourney    on August 7, 2019    in
 
As a connector of the metropolitan area’s nonprofit organizations and public supporters, SHARE Omaha is happily spreading the word that it is leasing physical space in both Omaha and Council Bluffs. SHARE Omaha will spend half the week at the Scott Technology Center in Omaha’s centralized Aksarben Village (6825 Pine Street) and the balance of time in Council Bluffs subleasing from The 712 Initiative (1228 S. Main Street).
 
“We are a common ground for nonprofit organizations’ needs being met across a wide geographic area. What better physical and symbolic message to try officing amongst the nonprofit community and having dedicated time in both states of our service territory? It greatly excites our team to pilot this cross-river effort,” said Marjorie Maas, executive director of SHARE Omaha.
 

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