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Nebraskans turn hope into action


President & CEO

Nebraska Community Foundation

Hope alone doesn’t go very far.

Hope alone assumes we need only to sit back and wait for good things to happen. That our communities are predestined to succeed merely because that’s the expectation. There’s also a hint of resignation, like everything is just outside our control. We hope because we cannot see ourselves making a difference.

But Nebraskans don’t like warming the bench.

At Nebraska Community Foundation, we embrace the phrase “active hope” – which functions both as a noun and a verb. In its noun form, it’s “proactive optimism...


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