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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska

Transforming lives, one wish at a time

aka Make-A-Wish Nebraska   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.nebraska.wish.org

Mission

Together we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Ruling year info

1985

President/CEO

Brigette Young

Main address

1005 S 107th St Ste 102

Omaha, NE 68114 USA

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EIN

47-0671096

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Pediatrics (G98)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wish Granting

Volunteering-Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish chapters are always looking for volunteers to help in several areas, including wish granting, fund raising, and community outreach. Referring a child-Requests for wishes come from medical professionals, parents or legal guardians, and the children themselves. Giving-Donors can contribute online, by phone, or by mail. They can also donate frequent flier miles, or make a tribute or memorial donation in honor of someone. Partnering-There are many opportunities for companies to participate in meaningful and successful cause-related alliance programs with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children in Nebraska battling life-threatening medical conditions and their families.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We began using electronic signatures (DocuSign) for our wish paperwork as suggested by wish parents to streamline the paperwork process.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have a closer relationship with our wish alumni because of our surveys.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska

Board of directors
as of 05/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Carrie Weber


Board co-chair

Brian Ketcham

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
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