Published On: Thu, May 23rd, 2013

Wausa workshop offered for ‘Building Stronger Hometowns’

WAUSA — Community volunteers, economic development professionals, business leaders, elected officials and anyone interested in community development are invited to the ‘Building Stronger Hometowns’ workshop June 4, at the Wausa Fire Hall, Wausa.

The workshop will be facilitated by the Nebraska Community Foundation.

Participants will learn from the successes of other communities and explore some of the basics behind achieving and sustaining community growth and prosperity. Some of these basics include leadership development, support for entrepreneurship, engaging the younger generation, and using philanthropy as a tool for community and economic development.

Those attending will be among the first Nebraskans to try the new “Nebraska Community Readiness Assessment” to help them plan for success. The assessment is designed to help participants recognize 10 key characteristics that are prevalent in successful communities, and determine how they might build on their own community’s strengths and address areas that need improvement.

Each evening begins at 5:30, with check-in and a light supper which will be provided. The workshop will run from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is free. Pre-registration is required.

Register online at or by email to If you need to register by email, please include “Building Stronger HomeTowns” in the subject line, and list the names and email addresses of all attendees.

For more information contact Marcia White, or 402-323-7329.

The Nebraska Community Foundation is a statewide organization using charitable giving to build prosperous communities. NCF works with volunteer leaders serving more than 200 communities by providing training, strategic development, gift planning assistance and financial management for its affiliated funds located throughout the state. In the last five years more than 35,000 contributions have been made to NCF affiliated funds, and more than $97 million has been reinvested to benefit Nebraska communities.

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