Exciting News from Vic Gutman & Associates

Greetings Clients, Colleagues, and Friends –   In 1978, I founded Vic Gutman & Associates as a company dedicated to producing exceptional public events. Over the next 45 years, we expanded into servicing non-profit companies through grant writing, fundraising, and consulting. In recent years, the grant-writing and fundraising division has been operating under the capable […]

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 […]

Do Right, Right Now COVID Campaign

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation in 2020, VGA identified a need for a unified, consistent message about prevention measures among media and community partners. Beginning with a partnership with the Douglas County Health Department, the campaign grew to serve the entire state of Nebraska with a message to Do Right, Right Now. In […]

Tri-Faith Initiative & American Muslim Institute

Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative was founded in 2006 when community leaders of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths agreed to co-locate their houses of worship on a shared campus. Today, Temple Israel, the American Muslim Institute (AMI), and Countryside Community Church have realized that early vision. Their places of worship share common ground and embody the Tri-Faith […]

City of Omaha Celebrates America

This 30+ year tradition risked cancellation for lack of funding in 2019. VGA was brought in to save the event in mid-April of 2019 and the full-scale event took place, on schedule, at the end of June. Even though VGA received no official files or information from the prior event organizers, the team jumped in […]