Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy and inspire the community to come together to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible within the allotted time to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. There are extra incentives organized by Omaha Community Foundation that are awarded to the nonprofits who raise the most funds, making each donation go further.
Each year we partner with the First Responders Foundation to launch a 45-day digital marketing campaign to promote the fundraising event, increase participation awareness and compel people to give. Content includes inspirational quotes, infographic images on foundation facts and figures, police and fire stories, sharing videos, and more.
As a result, in 2015 our individual donors increased 514% over 2014 and total funds increased 56%. In 2016, we raised $25,355.