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Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you'll find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

SHARE Omaha turns 3 years old!

Written by Katie Fourney    on January 12, 2022
On January 17, 2022, SHARE Omaha turns three years old! It’s been thrilling to see the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro welcome this multi-functional giving platform and expand what it means to be generous – with time, dollars and items.
 
We’ve seen good happen every day, for over 1,000 days, as local supporters get connected to the causes that matter most to them throughout eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. The generosity has been overwhelming in these first three years, supporting over 650 organizations, and we can’t wait to see what big things you make happen next.

Welcome, Candice Iberg!

Written by Katie Fourney    on January 12, 2022
We at SHARE Omaha hope that you're experiencing fresh, new energy as we enter this exciting new year.  As we shared here, our community partnerships manager Mary Talen retired at the end of the year after almost three years of great service to SHARE Omaha. We will always be appreciative of her onboarding so many nonprofits and being such a great support to our nonprofit members. 

We excitedly share news of her successor – Candice (Candy) Iberg – who joined our team this week!

SHARE Omaha’s Mary Talen announces retirement

Written by Katie Fourney    on December 7, 2021
SHARE Omaha is honored that our Community Partnerships Manager, Mary Talen, saved her best for last. From day one in November 2018, Mary shaped the launch of our community connection platform by recruiting and managing so many crucial relationships.

Mary Talen has announced her plans to retire at the end of the year, and we know her retirement will be the beginning of an "even better" chapter. 

In just three years, Mary and SHARE Omaha have accomplished much and Mary has been key to growth from the very beginning.

Businesses giving back for Giving Tuesday - NOV 30, 2021

Written by Katie Fourney    on November 10, 2021    in
Our metro area has a great opportunity to show generosity and gratefulness this month and many area businesses are leading by example. The spirit of Giving Tuesday, a global movement, is to show the strength and unity of communities through radical generosity, and that's just what our treasured local businesses are doing.

Why You Should Take Action on Giving Tuesday

Written by Katie Fourney    on October 22, 2021    in
photo credit: @josephhhmurphyyy

At SHARE Omaha, our “why” is to help nonprofits fulfill their missions by recruiting givers to share money, time and items. This is our guiding light and the reason we stay so enthusiastic about our work. We see incredible changes and lives improved as a result of people like you taking action on this site. We want you to experience this, too, and an important opportunity is coming up on November 30: Giving Tuesday. (Locally, we call this day #GivingTuesday402 in the Omaha metro and #GivingTuesday712 in Southwest Iowa and it wouldn't happen without our presenting sponsors Core Bank and TS Bank.)

You Can Make a Difference This Giving Tuesday

Written by Katie Fourney    on October 13, 2021    in
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is coming up on November 30. In our corner of the world, this is the day to prove the power of giving in our region.
 
It’s time to be counted among those who are doing what’s needed and for all of us to give all we can. Join SHARE Omaha on November 30 to power #GivingTuesday402 in the Omaha metro and #GivingTuesday712 in Southwest Iowa, giving to hundreds of local nonprofits and strengthening our communities.


 

Project delivers hope to 300+ Omaha children

Written by Katie Fourney    on June 30, 2021    in
When seven Omaha area corporations come together to encourage generosity, amazing things happen. 

From June 11-18, 2021, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska, FNBO, Home Instead, NFM, OPPD and Scheels partnered together to try to fill CASA for Douglas County's need for Hope Packs. And with your help, the outcome was over 300 new Hope Packs, ready to provide comfort!


 

What’s happening at Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education?

Written by Katie Fourney    on June 30, 2021    in
Sometimes, you don’t know all of the GOOD that is happening in Omaha until you ask. At SHARE Omaha, we wanted to know what’s happening at Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education. The response from Ginny Czechut, Events and Development Director, was even more special than we anticipated.
 
“Project Reset, a program at Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education which specifically mentors justice-involved individuals into a career in the skilled trades and labor industry, was contacted by a Gang Intervention Specialist for the Omaha Police Department who had made a connection with a group of young men who are on juvenile probation and part of a new local street gang.”
 

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