Every day in Nebraska, the ACLU is called on to defend all the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
There's never been a more important time for freedom-loving people to support the ACLU and our effective work to protect civil liberties.
Take your stand and help us defend people’s rights. Here are some ideas to get you started.
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Help spearhead groundbreaking civil liberties litigation and public education by making a tax-deductible gift to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation.
Gifts by Check
If you’d like to send a check to the ACLU, please address it to the ACLU of Nebraska, 134 S. 13th St. #1010, Lincoln, NE 68508. Please designate if it is a gift to the American Civil Liberties Union or the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. Learn about the difference here.
Interested in raising money for the ACLU from friends and family? Here are some ideas:
- A simple way to give to the ACLU is to direct your friends and family to make a gift online. We can put the money to use right away and we’ll acknowledge their gift.
- You may also consider asking your friends and family to give an ACLU gift membership, in place of a present for a birthday or a holiday, or to celebrate a milestone (graduation, wedding, etc).
- You can also start a campaign for the ACLU via Facebook or Crowdrise.
Here are some facts about us and landmark events in our history. You might find this useful in informing friends and family about our work.
Planning an event, auction, or fundraiser with proceeds going to the ACLU? Here are some tips and resources.
What can I tell my guests about the ACLU?
My guests want to help! What should I tell them?
- Become an ACLU online activist
- Become a card-carrying member by making a gift to the ACLU
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so that you can share and re-tweet
Where should I send the donation after the event?
For tax-deductible gifts to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation, please mail a check to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation, 134 S. 13th St. #1010, Lincoln, NE 68508. You may also give online here.
Can you send a speaker to my event?
Each year our small but mighty staff conducts dozens of community empowerment events helping Nebraskans to know and understand their rights. However, demand is high and we are not able to fill every request. Please help us prioritize speaker requests by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your event, date, and location. If possible, please estimate the number of participants and share any issues or current work that you would like to discuss.
Can you share my event on your social media channels?
Unfortunately, we cannot promote or endorse your event, fundraiser, or auction.
Can you provide my guests with tax receipts for their donations?
For any gift made directly to the ACLU of Nebraska Foundation, we will provide an acknowledgement and tax receipt. For any gift made to the ACLU, we will send an acknowledgement. If your guest does not make a gift directly to the ACLU or ACLU Foundation, we are unable to provide an acknowledgment or tax receipt.
My nonprofit is organizing the event/auction/fundraiser. Are there legal implications we should consider?
We cannot provide you with tax or legal advice. We encourage you to consult tax laws, solicitation laws, and other rules that may apply to your organization, as well as to consider how you will properly acknowledge gifts and issue tax receipts, among other considerations that may apply to you.
An eighteen-member Board of Directors guides the ACLU's work in Nebraska.
Nearly 50 attorneys volunteer their time to either help the ACLU review potential cases or join with us to file a case.