We have revised our website and are excited to share the changes and improvements including:
Streamlined Navigation – You will notice two navigation areas on the website. The navigation in the green bar provides key information about each area listed. The navigation at the top of the website in the gray area includes links to commonly visited pages such as online giving, memorial gifts, Donor Central and publications and documents. The result: more navigation choices viewable on each web page.
New Online Giving Service – We are now utilizing Authorize.net to process all credit card gifts. Authorize.net is the industry’s most trusted online payment service. With this new service, donors can now complete their gifts on the website with greater ease.
Staff Contacts – On a majority of the pages, not only will you find key information you will also find specific staff contacts including email links and direct telephone numbers. The individuals listed on those pages are the staff who will be able to answer any questions about that topic. We want to make it easy for you to contact us for additional information. A number of the pages also include a contact form that visitors can submit for a response.
When central Oklahoma experienced the destructive tornadoes, storms and flooding over a 12-day period in May 2013, donors both local and across the country responded with an incredible amount of generosity.
The immediate needs of those directly impacted were addressed by local, state and national government agencies as well as churches, nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups. The American Red Cross and United Way of Central Oklahoma assumed leadership of the response from day one and continue to play pivotal roles in the intermediate recovery efforts.
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Tornado Recovery Fund and Community Emergency Fund were originally established following the devastating tornado that struck central Oklahoma in 1999. We reactivated the funds within hours following the May 20, 2013 tornado. We were humbled by the quantity of gifts that were directed to these funds and very much appreciate all of the donors who reached out to help. Individuals, families, businesses and foundations together contributed nearly $1 million to the two funds. We are committed to utilizing 100 percent of the gifts made to both funds.
In the fall of 2013, we contracted with the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct a Donor Perception Survey to learn what donors most value about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its services and resources. For those of you who participated, thank you for spending time to provide our Trustees and our staff with invaluable feedback.
Overall, our donors have exceedingly positive perceptions of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation compared to donors of the typical community foundation. On nearly every measure in the report, respondents rated the Foundation higher than 80% of the funders in CEP’s comparative dataset. In particular, we received the highest ratings for donor satisfaction out of the 53 community foundations that have used the Donor Perception Report.
To those of you who participated, thank you.