Nebraska United Methodist Foundation

The Nebraska United Methodist Foundation (NUMF) provides many services and financial tools to the Nebraska churches, ministries, and members of the Great Plains Conference. It partners with churches, agencies, and individual members of the Conference in the development of gifts and the management of financial assets.

NUMF and UNANIMOUS have partnered together for many years on various projects. Throughout 2019, we completed multiple projects including a new website, annual report, and other marketing materials such as booklets, folders, and flyers.

Project Objectives

Each project had it's own unique goals and objectives it wanted to accomplish. For the website, it was essential that the navigation and content was easily accessible to the user, and the visitor knew exactly what to expect when it landed on a page. When designing the 2018 annual report, it was important to capitalize on the lives NUMF has touched and telling each story in an impactful way. For the pocket folder, flyers, and guidebooks, UNANIMOUS ensured that the messaging was clear and cohesive so users could understand the content about various investments, endowments, and campaign planning.

Website Design & Development

When designing the new website, we wanted to focus on highlighting NUMF’s services and the benefits it provides to churches. A “church resources” and “pastor resources” sections include valuable information and various pages about funds, gift planning, workshops, and seminars. 

Other important pages include information about scholarships and grants for seminarians and churches. UNANIMOUS focused on clearly displaying the scholarship and grant guidelines, application, and checklist so applicants can easily submit their application. 

NUMF also needed an accurate “about us” section that clearly articulated what the organization provided and offered. The new page shows quarterly investment summaries, annual reports, the board of directors, staff, news, events, and downloadable forms.

Annual Report

For the third year in a row, UNANIMOUS designed an annual report highlighting key happenings and stories that occurred at NUMF throughout the year. We came up with this year's theme of “Generosity. Vision. Impact.” based on the emotional and touching stories from churches and individuals across the state.

This year’s report was the biggest to date because of all the recent success NUMF had in 2018. While the report mainly consists of impactful stories, it also features financial reports, affiliated churches, scholarships, and a letter from the director. The report was mailed out to around 1,000 people and distributed at an annual conference to over 500 people.

Pocket Folder & Flyers

UNANIMOUS designed a branded pocket folder to easily fit all necessary guidebooks and important documents in. As NUMF frequently travels to churches across the state, having a packet that employees can easily give to pastors and ministries was important.

Several flyers were developed for NUMF promoting specific events they attended at churches. Flyers then were distributed to churches and passed out in the weekly bulletin. An overview booklet that explained NUMF and its services was also developed and distributed.   

Guidebooks Creation

NUMF provides an array of services for churches and ministries to ensure the future is in the right direction. To help promote these services, UNANIMOUS created several guidebooks for NUMF to distribute to churches. Guidebooks included topics covering investments, estate planning, and endowments.

UNANIMOUS edited the copy and designed each guidebook ensuring consistency but also differentiating each book as its own. Each guidebook clearly explains NUMF’s specific services and the options and benefits within each. 

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