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Cause Collective trainings and meetings will be done through Zoom for the time being.  In some cases we will need to re-schedule, so watch for emails for more information.

We will also communicate specific details directly with the registrants of each training.


Skill Share Program:

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.




Successful Transitions:

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."





Bias: Moving from Acknowledgement to Action 

Monday, December 13th | 3:30 - 5:00pm | Zoom

From our nation to our states, to our local communities what we once “knew” as a demographic norm continues to shift along racial and ethnic lines. The ability to engage across difference in ways that have a positive impact at the individual and community level has never been more important. But no matter how well-meaning each of us may be, sometimes our built-in assumptions can get in the way. Many of us have had times when our first impressions about someone was wrong. Maybe that assumption was built on misinformation, our own socialization, or unchallenged long-held values. Whatever the case, to bring about a change in those situations we must be willing to “unpack” our behaviors and do the honest, and sometimes uncomfortable work of rooting it out. Please make time to join an interactive discussion that will include opportunities for personal reflection on how we can all move from acknowledgement to action – our community and the organizations we lead are depending on us. 

TRAINER: Stancia Whitcomb Jenkins

Jenkins was appointed as the University of Nebraska’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in August 2020. Prior to her appointment, Jenkins served as associate to the president and assistant vice president for diversity, access and inclusion from August 2016 to August 2020. 

Jenkins brings more than a decade of experience in higher education leadership roles that have required strategic planning and execution of diversity-related efforts. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, programs and activities to enhance access, inclusion and retention of a diverse student body, faculty and staff. 




Case Management training: Ethical Principles to Guide Human Service Professionals and Case Managers

Thursday, January 6th | 8:30 - 10:30am | Zoom

Description: Professionals and case managers in the field of human services face a wide range of concerns and situations, related to the populations we treat and support, which can be complex and require decision making based on a guiding and supportive code of ethics. The use of a developed code of ethics not only supports thoughtful and protective decision making but also the integration of supportive and effective treatment and management strategies, it also protects all individuals involved in human services relationships. This two-hour presentation will offer an opportunity to better understand principles of ethical practice as defined by the American Counseling Association and include the interactive experience to apply these principles to presented case studies. This presentation will promote the implementation of these principles in the daily work of human services professionals and case managers to best support those we serve and to better protect professionals from ethical pitfalls. 

Goal: To engage professionals in the field of human services in a discussion of ethical principles and explore their implementation to best support ethical interaction and practice.


1) To identify and define ethical principles as outlined by the American Counseling Association.
2) Utilize real life case studies to strategize the implementation of these principles to guide ethical, best, and supportive practice.
3) Review an ethical decision-making model as outlined by the American Counseling Association


TRAINER: Crayton Jirovsky -

I am Crayton Jirovsky and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Nebraska. I completed my graduate counseling work at The University of Nebraska at Kearney and have been licensed and practicing the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders on an outpatient basis in the State of Nebraska since 2011. I have worked in a variety of settings, working with both adolescents and adults, to overcome personal and family mental health concerns, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and substance use related concerns. I have worked diligently to utilize evidenced based practice and the development of the therapeutic alliance to promote client growth and movement toward positive outcomes and the empowerment of clients to manage and move outside of their struggles. I am currently in private practice and have been for the past 6 years.



Two Certified Social Worker CEU's will be provided for this training.


Board Masters two-part training series



Thursday, Jan. 27th and Thursday, Feb. 3rd | 3:00 - 5:00pm


Nonprofit boards need strong skills and a thorough understanding of their role to serve effectively. In this interactive, intensive session, we cover the most important aspects of board governance. You'll leave with clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors as a governing body, a thorough understanding of the roles of staff members versus board members, and tools you can use to make your board the best it can be. 

Board Masters is suitable for organizations big and small, regardless of mission focus. To get the maximum benefit of this training, we strongly encourage at least one board member and one senior-level staff member attend together. We do not recommend this training for a nonprofit staff member attending without a board member present. 


TRAINERS: Jason Varga (Executive Director, Cause Collective) and Rosey Higgs, MSW (Director of Programs, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands)



*Are you a Cause Collective member? Contact Jason Varga (director@causecollectivelincoln.org) for a discount code BEFORE registering!