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Educational Projects

Cause Collective organizes many educational opportunities throughout the year. We hope there is something for all members at every staff level. 


The Cause Collective Skill Share program connects member agency staff with a specialist to discuss a nonprofit topic or would just like a bit of mentoring in a confidential 'one to one' setting for one hour.  

Once we receive the form, you will be contacted by one of our specialists within 2 weeks to set up a meeting.  If you do not hear anything by then please email Jason at director@causecollectivelincoln.org.
We will contact you directly if we do not currently have any specialists in your requested topic.

This is a brand new program, and we welcome feedback in the process.

CLICK HERE to request time with a specialist and see what topics are available to discuss.


Through a partnership with Ingrid Kirst Consulting and generous local funders, Cause Collective offers the Successful Transitions program. This highly-recommended program covers all aspects of succession planning including both emergency planning and long-range leadership development. A small cohort of organizations participates in interactive, virtual learning sessions. They also each receive individual coaching to address their organization's situation.  


The next Lincoln-based cohort will likely be held in early fall 2021. Click here for more information and to join the waiting list.


Lynne Lange, executive director at the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, said "The Successful Transitions program is an opportunity that every organization should embrace. It allows for planning that embraces our ever-changing times, including Executive Director transitions; shift in staff member roles, responsibilities and growth; and solidifying a path for the Board of Directors to be mindful regarding their tasks and future leadership plans."



Case Management Training: Domestic Violence: A Framework for Understanding and Responding

FREE training | Thursday, July 14th | 8:30-10:30am | Zoom

This training will provide an overview of domestic violence. Participants will identify the definition and dynamics of domestic violence, tactics of abuse and prevalence. Participants will understand barriers that prevent survivors from leaving an abusive relationship as well as risks and reasons for varied victim responses. A brief overview of the effects on child victims and overall short- and long-term impacts survivors face will also be shared. Participants will expand existing knowledge of local resources and develop strategies for referrals. 

Amber Jurgens
, MA, Health Navigator/Coordinator

Amber Jurgens has over 15 years of experience in the field of domestic violence, working directly with both victims and offenders. She has worked at Friendship Home in Lincoln, NE since 2016. Beginning her work as a Women’s Advocate, she transitioned to the role of Health Navigator in May of 2018. Through her position as Health Navigator, Amber helped facilitate Friendship Home’s participation in the project, Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection and Improving Care with the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska. Amber has continued Friendship Home’s work with these collaborative partners, making brain injury screening and advocacy a core service offered to survivors. She collaborates with community partners and providers to increase understanding related to the impact domestic violence has on the whole health of victims, and the importance of trauma informed care, and the impact of domestic violence on children. A previous career as a probation officer for nearly ten years gives her an in depth understanding of offender behavior, and a holistic view of domestic violence advocacy. Amber has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied Family Science and Sociology, and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Services. 


**2 Certified Social Worker CEU's will be provided to CSW's/CMSW's for attending this training


VCC Training: Overview of 2022 Volunteer Management Progress Report

Thursday, July 21st | 11:30-1pm | Mourning Hope

We will be distributing and reviewing elements of the 2022 Volunteer Management Progress Report produced by Volunteer Pro. Each year Volunteer Pro puts together important data that Volunteer Coordinators/Managers can use to help them grow and learn about the most recent trends in the field. This year's report investigates the extent of which volunteer-driven organizations have been affected in regards to opportunities, engagement and hours, in comparison to pre-pandemic levels.

We will also cover what digital tools are most commonly used by volunteer organizations and DEI plans organizations have in place specifically for volunteers.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch at 11:30 for some networking, or come at noon for just the presentation.


Alyssa Christensen, Grief Support Director, Mourning Hope Grief Center
Victoria O'Neil, Director of Hunger Relief and Volunteerism, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach



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.