Omaha Gives! Succeeds
Three years ago one of our P&L Technology clients, The Omaha Community Foundation, launched Omaha Gives! They continue to sponsor and manage this community-wide initiative which is a 24-hour opportunity in May to donate funds to 700+ non-profit entities in the greater Omaha area.
Since the initial campaign, donations have nearly doubled. In addition, a similar effort has been created focusing on the Lincoln community. The impact on both communities has been impressive. Nonprofit organizations state that the event has helped them grow a new base of ongoing donators.
From my perspective this is one of the many reasons living in Nebraska is so rewarding. The people of Nebraska do care and back it up with results. This year Omaha gives raised $8,845,985.00, and many of the donations were in the $10 range. This is just outstanding and represents a large number of giving participants!
As a business owner I have always felt it is important to support the community you call home and engage your employees in this support. There is nothing more satisfying than making a difference in somebody else’s life, no matter how big or small. While Omaha Gives! happens once a year, keep in mind, on an ongoing basis, how your company can enhance the lives of others through efforts with non-profit organizations. It really does feel good to give, and makes our community a better place to live and work.
written by: Phil Lieber - 6/2/2015