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The Alzheimer’s Association - Great Plains Chapter serves 80 counties of Nebraska and all of Wyoming. Our administrative office is located in Lincoln, NE and support personnel in Kearney, NE. Since 1983 what is now the Alzheimer's Association of the Great Plains provides information and referral services and education and training and care consultation. We advocate for the estimated 33,000 Great Plains residents struggling with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia by advising our state legislators and agencies about the disease and its ramifications on society. The Great Plains Chapter offers financial respite assistance for the caregivers of those afflicted with dementia. We support research on a national level.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
A world without Alzheimer's disease.
The Great Plains Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 76% of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.
1. Advancing Research. Together, we will accelerate progress in Alzheimer research.
- Increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and research/clinical trials throughout chapter territory
- Employ PSAs and print ads provided by the National Alzheimer’s Association
- Other activities as national office provides guidance
- Increase involvement in raising $ for research by giving donor prospects the “whole message” and tailoring the ask to their passion and potential
2. Enhancing Care and support. Together, we will provide and promote quality Alzheimer’s care, support and services and empower consumers in diverse communities to access them.
- Maintain current programs and services
- Adopt Campaign for Quality Dementia Care training program and reach 33% of Wyoming care facilities
- Increase youth awareness and involvement in serving people with dementia (PWD) and their families
- Increase by 10% the number of people accessing core services within the chapter territory
3. Mobilizing Public Support. Together, we will alert the public to the growing millions affected by Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of brain health, and mobilize them to join our movement.
- Increase board member involvement and visibility in the chapter and in the community.
- Attract a media/communications partner to increase chapter visibility and aid in getting key messages to the public.
- Continue to collaborate with Midlands chapter to create an annual Nebraska public policy platform, carry out vital activities, and grow the grassroots contact list.
4. Building Unity and Capacity. Together, we will build organizational unity and capacity to achieve our mission..
- Add staff in Wyoming (contingent on appropriate funding source or adequate surplus) to increase services and fundraising results there.
- The Board (with Executive Director when appropriate) will increase individual gift solicitations to reduce dependence on special events.
- Increase solicitation of, and gifts from, private foundations to reduce dependence on special events.
- Improve efficiency of staff time spent on fund development.
- Identify priority uses of time.
- Identify key special events and grow them.
- Identify expected ratio of time spent to dollars raised in special events
- Create a plan for increasing collaboration with the Midlands chapter (up to and including full merger at a future date if deemed appropriate) to decrease costs and increase reach.
- Increase the involvement of volunteers and recruit new volunteers, with particular emphasis on attracting and retaining those with influence and affluence.