Maha is Committed to Community Growth

December 3, 2019

You know it for the kick-ass music, innovative speakers, and fun days in the sun, but did you know that Maha is also a nonprofit organization? 

Our goal from Day One has been to help put our home city, Omaha, on the map.

But it goes even deeper than that: Maha is also addressing the workforce deficit in our city by becoming a meaningful tool for talent attraction and retention.

Did you know?

In Nebraska, there’s an immense need for a larger workforce.

 

Source: Population & Demographic Trends, presentation by Bryan Slone at First Annual Aksarben Stakeholders Meeting, page 19

 

A large percentage of millennial-aged potential workers in the U.S. are thinking about a significant move to a different city or state.

 

Source: “Investing in Place for Economic Growth and Competitiveness – Research Summary,” American Planning Association, May 2014

 

The “Brain Drain” struggle is real.

 

Source: “The Impact of a Walkable, Workable, and Livable Midtown Omaha,” Midtown 2050 Development Corporation, Goss & Associates Economic Solutions, January 24, 2017.

 

Meanwhile, 36% of people say that “vibrant centers of entertainment and culture” are a high priority when deciding where to live* — and Maha Festival fits that bill.

Gatherings like the annual Maha Festival are one piece of a larger picture of overall city livability — keeping residents engaged, connected, inspired, and having excessive amounts of high-quality fun.

Source: “Your Maha Festival & Omaha Experience” survey issued by Maha to email list, November 2019.

 

Source: “Your Maha Festival & Omaha Experience” survey issued by Maha to email list, November 2019.

Of course, everything comes with a cost. Maha Festival has “grown up” a lot since its first event in 2009 — it has even sold out twice! While the total cost of putting on this world-class music festival continues to rise, ticket sales account for just one-third of the total budget. The rest needed to put on Maha Festival comes from community support: from our generous sponsors, grants, and donors like you. 

If you believe in putting Omaha on the map and making the region a fulfilling place to live and work, you can help by becoming a Maha donor in any amount. Donations are accepted any day of the year at the city’s community online giving platform, OmahaGives.org.

 

DONATE NOW

 

If you can’t do financial support, consider volunteering — Maha Festival is powered by more than 800 fierce individuals! 

 

*Source: “Investing in Place for Economic Growth and Competitiveness – Research Summary,” American Planning Association, May 2014.