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Fiona: Board Diversity Round Table Recap

Written by Fiona    on April 17, 2019    in
Fiona is a soon-to-be English Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha who is dependent on art to keep her alive. When she’s not writing creative nonfiction about gender, astrology or how to make the human experience better, she’s trying to find her new favorite horror movie.

Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending Young Black & Influential’s roundtable discussion on board diversity. Gathered with coffee and croissants, representatives from SHARE Omaha and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands partners like Heartland Family Service, Boys Town, FITGirl, Inc and more began their day.
 

Fiona: A different kind of education

Written by Fiona    on April 8, 2019    in

Fiona is a soon-to-be English Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha who is dependent on art to keep her alive. When she’s not writing creative nonfiction about gender, astrology or how to make the human experience better, she’s trying to find her new favorite horror movie.

As a college intern for SHARE Omaha, we asked her to write a little bit about why she is moved to give back to the community. Pledge to volunteer alongside her and hundreds more here.

April is (do)GOOD month! How will you serve?

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 1, 2019    in
Each year, National Volunteer Week falls in April. But the needs of the metro are too overwhelming to contain in one week. So, SHARE Omaha is declaring April (do)GOOD month in the Omaha metro! 

Will you commit to volunteer in April for (do)GOOD month?
You can start small, sampling an opportunity on SHARE Omaha. Or, in true metro fashion, you can go big. Get your whole office involved or take on a project that uses your skills to the fullest. No matter how you choose to start, send your interest to one of our local nonprofits today.

You can also connect with us in person at a (do)GOOD month event to identify your ideal volunteer opportunity or learn more about serving on a board of a nonprofit. Claim your free tickets now!

Metro flooding: How you're responding to those in need

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 29, 2019    in
It's devastating to see the impact of flood waters on our Iowa and Nebraska communities. The destruction to land and homes along with the number of families displaced is overwhelming. As the waters just start to recede, we know the full weight of this disaster is yet to be evident.

We at SHARE Omaha will continue to spread the word about how our local nonprofits are responding and how you can help. You can see an updated list of flood relief needs here

But our communities really are #IowaStrong and #NebraskaStrong. And SHARE Omaha followers have responded to the call.

SHARE Omaha goes live: A two month recap

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 21, 2019
Two short months ago the “coming soon” page disappeared and SHAREomaha.org went live. There in one centralized place were 150 local nonprofits who came together to share their needs, 193 volunteer postings and 840 wish list items, with the community. Collectively, we held our breath. Would the Omaha metro see the need of our nonprofits and respond?

And you did. On day one donations came, volunteer applications were submitted and wish list items were purchased and sent to our local nonprofits. And they haven’t stopped coming.  Now on day 64, the metro is using SHAREomaha.org as a tool for every day philanthropy. Thank you for embracing SHARE Omaha as a gateway to do good, 365 days a year.

Metro flooding: Who's doing what and how can you help?

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 16, 2019
Our hearts are heavy as flood waters wreak havoc in Iowa and Nebraska. The destruction to land and homes along with the number of families displaced is overwhelming.

But our community is doing what we do best. We rally and we support one another. 

Immediate disaster response and evacuation were first and foremost for our nonprofit partners. They sprang to action to protect our neighbors. But as the weeks go by and the waters recede, our community will need us all to act.

Below is a list of who is doing what and how you can help. Please check back often, and if you are a nonprofit member with a volunteer or donation need, email us at info@SHAREomaha.org so we can help you post needs here and to your profile. 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 

SHARE Omaha to recruit new community volunteers at the YP Summit

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 4, 2019    in
The Greater Omaha Chamber's YP Summit challenges the way you think, provides you with new tools and inspires you to put them into action. One of the new tools available to the metro? SHAREomaha.org.

On March 15th at the the 2019 YP Summit, SHARE Omaha will engage with Summit attendees in the pre-function space. Attendees will use SHAREomaha.org to initiate positive, community-enhancing change. Attendees who pledge to participate in a SHARE Omaha volunteer opportunity during April’s (do)GOOD month will receive a free tee while supplies last.

Diana: Share random acts of kindness throughout the metro

Written by Diana Gleisberg    on February 11, 2019    in

Guest blogger Diana Gleisberg is a passionate volunteer, world traveler, concert enthusiast and massive Nebraska fan. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram, @volunteeromaha. 

February is home to several holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Groundhog’s Day and President’s Day. SHARE Omaha is quite fond of another holiday occurring this month: Random Acts of Kindness Day, celebrated on February 17th.

Diana: Why you should #SHAREitForward

Written by Diana Gleisberg    on January 9, 2019    in
Diana Gleisberg is a passionate volunteer, world traveler, concert enthusiast and massive Nebraska fan. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram, @volunteeromaha.

We can all change the world. You've heard it before, but it's true. Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr all began as ordinary citizens who felt called to serve and make an impact. And as their vision caught on they were able to inspire communities, political leaders, religious institutions and everyday humans to join them in their movement. 

I invite you to join the #SHAREitForward movement, right here in the Omaha metro. Select a metro nonprofit, do good and share. It's simple.