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About Us

Cause Collective strengthens nonprofits to better serve the community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Nonprofits inspire a vibrant, thriving and compassionate community where all residents have equal opportunity.

Our Diversity Statement:

Cause Collective affirms its commitment to human diversity, equity and inclusion. We

encourage mutual respect and understanding among people of all abilities, ethnicities, cultures,

races, generations, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities. We recognize that true

excellence in organizations and communities results from identifying, serving, and enlisting the

participation of people who represent a diversity of experiences.

We urge member agencies to provide services to, and with equal respect for, those of all

abilities, ethnicities, cultures, races, generations, religions, sexual orientations and gender

identities, and economic status; and to recruit staff and board members who represent

diverse populations.


We believe this commitment to be our responsibility as a professional organization which plays

an integral leadership role in the community and future of this City.



Monica Zinke, President
Executive Director, Fresh Start – 6433 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 402-475-7777

Rhonda Mattingly, President- Elect
Executive Director, Bridges To Hope - 3107 S 6th St # 107, Lincoln, NE   402-420-5696

Kiley Wiechman, Treasurer   
CPA, HBE, 1740 Stephanie Lane, Lincoln, NE

Sheila Dorsey-Vinton, Secretary
Executive Director, Asian Community & Cultural Center, 144 N. 44th St. Ste. A,  Lincoln, NE  402-477-3446

Tauni Waddington, At-Large Member
Executive Director, WICS – 1235 D St., Lincoln, NE 402-477-4173

Melissa Filipi, At-Large Member
Executive Director, Community Services Fund, 3800 Vermaas Plaza, #200, Lincoln, NE, 402-475-7759

Suni Kasibhatla, At-Large Member

Karen Bell-Dancy, At-Large Member
Executive Director, YWCA, 170 S. 17th St., Ste 2E, Lincoln, NE  402-434-3494

Shannon Seim, At-Large Member
Attorney / Volunteer Lawyers Project, 402-610-2324

Jason Schmit, At-Large Member
Director of Business Development & Relocation, HomeServices of Nebraska, 7811 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, NE 531-500-3355



Jason Varga, Executive Director

Kayla Kremke, Projects Coordinator


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The better we all know each other, the better we work together.Cause Collective facilitate partnerships, collaborates with its members and is a central information sharing center for nonprofits in Lincoln.


By providing nonprofits individual and group trainings throughout the year they become better and more efficient at running their business, and in turn their services to the community improve.


One of the most important things a nonprofit can do to help those they serve is advocate for them. We help nonprofits understand how to advocate and lobby to improve public policy, making a more supportive and stronger community.