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.
SHARE Omaha had an incubation period from June 2018 through July 2019 at the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation offices. As both organizations’ needs evolved over the year, the opportunity to explore a creative office approach presented itself. SHARE Omaha serves an eight-county footprint: Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties in Nebraska and Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa.
“When we voiced to our nonprofit members that our physical offices were going to change and that we were considering splitting time between Iowa and Nebraska, the response, especially of Council Bluffs-based nonprofits and community partners, was resounding support and excitement,” Maas explained.
The organization will review this pilot officially through December 2019 and will announce details of office location decisions later in the year.
SHARE Omaha is a community initiative with opportunities to do good across the eight-county metropolitan area. A robust online platform makes giving easy by connecting generous people to the greatest needs in the community. SHAREomaha.org offers local nonprofits a chance to be seen and heard, regardless of cause or size, and work together. Visit SHAREomaha.org.