Nebraska Journalism Trust – Flatwater Free Press

VGA started with an assessment of the local news media environment. We consulted Pew Research data on local news habits in Nebraska, and we interviewed 20 local stakeholders representing diverse viewpoints across the state – editors from news outlets, current and former journalists, community advocates like Nebraska Appleseed and the Latino Center of the Midlands, […]

Tri-Faith Initiative – United We Walk

VGA created the United We Walk concept and then worked closely with Tri-Faith staff to develop the event. VGA supervised logistical preparations and support (parking, road closures, stage and sound systems, site layout, walk route, and more); communications, PR, and marketing; community outreach; and programming. VGA’s comprehensive outreach efforts ensured all communities felt welcomed and […]

Rock & Soul Forever Foundation

Launched by Little Steven Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, The Rock & Soul Forever Foundation’s TeachRock curriculum is a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. Since 2020, VGA has worked closely with RSFF […]

The Rose Theater

VGA has worked with The Rose in a variety of capacities for more than 30 years. From 2004-2007, Vic Gutman served as The Rose’s interim executive director, increasing the theater’s endowment by $13 million and balancing its budget. VGA also developed the theater’s membership program, which increased participation from 480 subscriber families to 3,200 member […]

Girls Incorporated of Omaha

Girls Inc. of Omaha is a youth-serving nonprofit with a mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With centers in North and South Omaha, a transitional living facility, and a college prep program in Lincoln, Girls Inc. provides over 1,100 girls annually with holistic programming in the areas of academics, health […]