Nonprofit Services

VGA has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and designing and implementing successful fundraising campaigns.

Organizational Development and Strategic Planning

VGA offers long-range, strategic planning services to strengthen nonprofit organizations and position them to better serve their constituents. Our professional staff will thoroughly evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an organization and recommend a strategy for future growth and development including board development, budgeting and staffing.

Corporate Sponsorships, Foundations and Major Donors

VGA has developed corporate sponsorship strategies and special events for nonprofit organizations for more than three decades. We work with you through the entire process, from developing a customized prospect list to creating compelling print materials, from coordinating meetings with potential sponsors to preparing personalized sponsorship proposals. Once a sponsorship is secured, we manage fulfillment to ensure that sponsors are pleased with their investment and to cultivate continued support.

Our staff also has extensive contacts and familiarity with Omaha-area foundations. Based on your funding needs, we will develop a prospect list, arrange and attend meetings with potential funders and prepare grant applications, including any required follow-up documentation. Also, VGA will evaluate your organization or special event and make recommendations regarding major donors who may be supportive. We will develop a strategy to approach these donors, which may involve meetings, direct phone calls or formal proposals.

Grant Writing, Annual Fund Drives and Capital Campaigns

VGA’s professional writers are skilled in researching and writing grants for local, regional and national funders. We offer consultation or can provide comprehensive grant writing services. From the initial concept to the cover letter and supporting print materials, VGA can also help your organization or event develop and implement a successful annual appeal. In addition, VGA has experience in planning and implementing capital campaigns as part of an overall fundraising strategy.

Donor Relations

Donor relations are critical to maintaining the support of funders. VGA can recommend and/or implement an appropriate strategy to involve donors in your organization or event so that they become personally invested and renew their commitment year after year.

Fundraising Events

VGA is uniquely qualified to assist with fundraising events as we have extensive experience in both event management and fundraising. We can assist every step of the way from concept development and implementation to fundraising, marketing and promotion. VGA’s marketing specialists are also skilled in developing creative programs and promotions to increase your organization’s earned revenue.

Marketing

VGA offers comprehensive marketing services to generate widespread awareness and coverage. Services include customized strategic planning and research, media relations, promotional collateral production management, media sponsorship recruitment, advertising placement and reporting.

Communications/Public Relations

VGA can assist with developing and implementing communications and public relations strategies that keep targeted audiences informed and engaged. These efforts may be directed toward a specific constituency, such as members or subscribers of an agency, the philanthropic community, or the general public. Crisis communications services are also available.