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SHARE Omaha is 6 months old!

Written by Marjorie Maas    on July 16, 2019    in
SHAREomaha.org has been live for six months!  I was about to say “just” six months or “only” – both would be appropriate. “Just six months” meaning that for us on the team it has been an immersive experience so chock full of opportunities for the community that it feels like so much longer. The public and our nonprofit sector have both welcomed SHARE Omaha as a resource with enthusiasm, ideas and open arms. I have often called it the best whirlwind ever.
  Highlights of SHARE Omaha's first six months:
  • January 17, Launch: 156 nonprofits live on the website
  • January 24, Council Bluffs Ribbon-cutting: Emphasized our cross-river, metro-wide footprint
  • March 3, Wooing Volunteers: First public coffee for nonprofits, collaboration with ThriVinci
  • March 15, YP Summit: Recruited 10% of the 1,500 summit attendees to apply for volunteer opportunities
  • March 15, flooding emergency: Began sourcing the metro area needs for emergency response
  • April 2, (do)Good month: Board 101 training for young professionals, collaboration with Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) and ThriVinci
  • April 8, 300th Nonprofit Member: Doubled in member size; The Bike Union is the 300th approved nonprofit member!
  • April 10, Board Diversity Roundtable: Co-hosted a full-house conversation with Young Black and Influential and NAM
  • April 18, Volunteer & Beer Fair: Showcased 20+ nonprofit organizations and their volunteer opportunities at Flagship Commons
  • May 15, ICAN Women’s Conference: Helped attendees take actions on SHAREomaha.org – volunteering, donating or shopping wish lists
  • May 22, Omaha Gives! and Pottawattamie Gives!: Partnered with NAM to encourage nonprofits (visited 40+) throughout the celebration day
  • June 4, Cuppa Jo’maha: Co-hosted with ACCESSBank a presentation on nonprofit marketing
  • June 10, Amazon delivery station opening: Celebrated with Lift Up Sarpy, a recipient of flood relief donations
  • July 16, Cuppa Jo’maha: Co-hosted with ACCESSBank a presentation on debunking nonprofit volunteering myths
 
“Only six months” could have been spoken in thinking of how much more SHARE Omaha can accomplish for nonprofits and the metro community. As of today we stand strong with 345 approved nonprofit members. But we know there are so many more: more organizations to help, people who want to connect their passion to a cause and needs that must be fulfilled across the metro area. We look forward to celebrating as a connector for those needs and causes through our website, but also celebrating acts of good for any mission helping our community and our neighbors. The possibilities are staggering and exciting. Keep ‘em coming. We can’t wait to see what more good can be done together.