Omaha, only better.
Omaha by Design, founded in 2001, is an urban design and environmental nonprofit dedicated to improving the way Omaha functions, looks and feels. The organization facilitates partnerships among the public, private and philanthropic sectors to execute projects that improve the quality of Omaha’s built and natural environments.
All projects stem from recommendations outlined in the urban design and environmental components of the city’s master plan, which Omaha by Design helped develop during its first decade of service to the community. The organization also monitors the local environment for adherence to policy changes resulting from these visioning documents and acts on activities that threaten to undermine their validity. The organization is currently pursuing its 501c(3) status.
Omaha by Design’s six-step process is rooted in the organization’s ability to convene and manage diverse groups of people, all of whom have a stake in the issue at hand. The end goal is the development of a collaborative solution or product.
- Issue research (local, regional, national)
- Working team recruitment
- Meeting management
- Community engagement management
- Public relations/education management
- Issue advocacy and monitoring
- Omaha Community Foundation - provides administrative support and 501(c)3 status
- University of Nebraska at Omaha – provides office space
Omaha by Design relies upon the support of corporate and family philanthropists for operating expenses as well as technical experts and other volunteers who contribute their resources to the organization. Fund raising is conducted for individual projects. For more information, call 402.554.4010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.