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Eastern Kingbird by Mike Benkis

Connect with others who share your passion for nature

Photo: November 2023 HawkWatch field trip at Hitchcock Nature Center, led by ASO past president Bob Wells.

Looking to make a difference? Audubon Society of Omaha has a wide variety of opportunities for you to get involved. If you want a fulfilling way to support our natural environment, learn and share ideas, enjoy the outdoors, meet others who share your enthusiasm, and experience the satisfaction of helping protect birds and their habitat, we’re looking for you!

Consider joining our board of directors. We are all volunteers of different ages and backgrounds with one thing in common – we care about nature. Board members meet monthly to plan and carry out the business of birding, conservation, education, fundraising and finance, marketing and communication, and natural areas stewardship.

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30. Nominations for the 2024/2025 board are open now and are due by March 1. You can nominate yourself or someone you know by emailing If you have questions, please call or text Anne Maguire at 402-960-0507. 

Do you have a knack for numbers? We’d love for you to solve this problem: Audubon Society of Omaha needs a treasurer. 

The term of our current treasurer expires on June 30, 2024. As we seek to fill this vital board position, please take a minute to review the treasurer’s responsibilities and see if you or someone you know may fit into this equation.

The treasurer is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of Audubon Society of Omaha. Our executive committee and directors are all volunteers. The treasurer position is responsible for all financial transactions and for coordinating with the Certified Public Accountant on items such as monthly sales tax, 990 filing and investment tracking.

Specific duties include:

 • Paying property taxes and filing for exemptions as appropriate;

• Managing accounts payable and receivable;

• Supervising bird seed sales reconciliation/tracking;

• Monitoring bulk mail account and mailbox, key control;

• Ensuring that the lease for the building is upheld (repairs, HVAC service, etc.);

• Serving as chairperson of the finance committee;

• And assuming any other typical duties of a treasurer. 

Estimated time commitment depends upon a person’s familiarity or comfort with Quickbooks and accounting work. Our current treasurer, who is not a finance professional, spends about eight hours a month on reconciliation/bill paying, plus an extra three hours on three Finance Committee meetings, and another three hours for budget preparation. The average total time our treasurer invests in ASO varies between 12-15 hours a month, up to 20 hours during busy months.


Basic accounting/bookkeeping principles, base knowledge of Quickbooks desired, desire to support and jointly make decisions for the organization. A commitment of two years in the position is optimal.

ASO’s two previous treasurers will be available to answer questions and provide support. There is a calendar of dates of specific activities and a pretty good write-up of procedures.

Help us find the solution. If you or someone you know would like to learn more, please call or email Anne Maguire at 402-960-0507 or

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