Mission & Values

There are thousands of nonprofits in our area – each trying to make a difference on their own. We bring them together so that each member can benefit from our collective strength. 

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) is the only membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in the Midlands. By connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve. 

Our Mission

Strengthening the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofit organizations enriching the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa. To achieve this mission for our growing base of nonprofit organizations, NAM is committed to the following goals:

  • Enhance public recognition of the importance and role of the nonprofit sector to the people of Nebraska.
  • Provide access to high quality assistance and information on effective nonprofit management and practices.
  • Advocate on issues that affect the capacity of all nonprofits to address their communities’ needs.
  • Foster communication and cooperation among nonprofits.  

Our Values

  • Excellence:
    We challenge ourselves to do great work.  We focus on results that matter to nonprofit leaders, organizations, networks, the sector and ultimately, society.

  • Collaboration:
    We are better together.  We urge strategic collaboration to bring out the best solutions and strengthen the fabric of our communities.

  • Innovation:
    We strive to be a thought leader, influencing the work of nonprofits by providing knowledge, resources, guidance and exposure to innovative ideas and national trends.


Anti-discrimination & Equal Opportunity Employer

NAM makes employment decisions based on the job requirements, qualifications, experience, and the successful completion of our background check process. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, familial or parental status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, it is the organization’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind, including that which is sexual, age related, racial or ethnic. This policy governs all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment. Any incident or situation believed to include discrimination should be brought to the immediate attention in writing to the CEO or Board President. This policy applies to the recruitment of board members as well. Some positions at NAM may require a background check.