If you don’t see your question below, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each question was contributed by a person who has shown their passion for strengthening our city and region. Some individuals are involved in local nonprofit organizations, while others are educators or business owners. Everyone who’s asked a question has also shared their own story.
We’ll introduce new questions through the end of November. Be sure to provide your email address when submitting your answer to get alerted when new ones are available!
If you’d like to pose a question to the community on this forum, please submit your question idea and contact information to email@example.com. Please note not all emails will receive an immediate response. Since the continuation of this project depends on community demand, we cannot currently guarantee the use of any future questions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your post and what you’d like to edit or delete, and we will be happy to help.
As part of this story sharing project, we believe providing a name with each story fosters a mutual trust and transparency among participants. Other fields—such as Twitter profile, photo, and location—are optional and meant to enhance your personal story page. Please do not share any sensitive personal information, such as address or phone number.
The stories shared on this website will become part of a database of qualitative data—in other words, information that can’t be measured in a traditional sense. Each story will be scanned by the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Omaha Community Foundation to identify common themes and patterns. With this information, we can help pinpoint what’s most important to participating members of our community. We will share these reports publicly on www.thelandscapeomaha.org.
When you enter a story on this website, it’s entirely up to you how much you want to share—location and photo are optional, and you can use whichever name you prefer. Please keep in mind email will always be kept confidential.
We ask that you provide an email address when you share your story, which we will use to send periodic updates about The Landscape Omaha project—such as project data, themes, and reports—along with occasional updates about other Omaha Community Foundation programs. We will never share your email address or send more than one email per week, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
No account creation is necessary. Simply fill out the question form as much as you’d like, and click Submit.
There are several reasons this could be happening, but most likely a word or phrase in your story has been automatically detected as inappropriate. If you are sure there is no inappropriate language in your answer, please email us at email@example.com so we can take a look.
The Landscape and Voices of The Landscape are organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. This project is spurred by our belief that a community benefits from getting to know itself better through sharing and listening. Learn more about the Omaha Community Foundation’s work.
The Landscape is a data-driven reflection of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. By examining community data from public sources, we have put together a collection of research that reflects what our friends, family, and neighbors are experiencing. The project aims to reveal where we’ve grown and where we can do better, and bring to light opportunities for improving our quality of life.
Voices of The Landscape is a platform for feedback and stories representing the lived experiences of residents. Together, these two sources of information will offer a more complete picture of our community to consider the strategies necessary to address challenges.
You can use data and stories from The Landscape to make a difference right now. Share it with your friends and family, spark conversations at home and at work, and do your part to inspire community change.
Eric Gustafson, Omaha, NE
Every aspect of my life has improved with moving to Omaha. I …