Nebraska Appleseed: Outstanding Community Partner Award
Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on April 24th at the International Quilt Studies Museum in Lincoln. You can buy tickets here.
Our executive director, Adam Morfeld may have founded Civic Nebraska, but he wouldn’t have been successful in expanding our mission and capacity without some great community partners and supporters along the way.
Nebraska Appleseed is one of those great community partners.
Founded in Adam’s dorm room in 2008, Civic Nebraska was an unincorporated all volunteer organization until 2010. With the help and encouragement of Nebraska Appleseed and their executive director, Becky Gould, Civic Nebraska professionalized, made connections with foundations that provided start up funding, and developed full-time staff capacity.
In 2011 Civic Nebraska became a incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit that paved the way for major grant funding. Appleseed’s administrative support, advice, and trust in Civic Nebraska’s vision provided the necessary framework for Civic Nebraska to receive grant funding, expand our mission, and hire staff.
Appleseed has been a dedicated community partner in building non-profit infrastructure not only within Civic Nebraska but across the state, and thus creating a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. They are truly an outstanding community partner that we are excited to honor.