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February 2020 Professional Development Meeting

February 20, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Ironhorse Bar & Event Room
728 Q St., Ste. B
Lincoln, NE 68508

Lunch buffet & networking -- 11:30AM

Brief chapter business program -- 11:50AM

Program from 12 Noon - 1PM

When nonprofits have few fundraising staff, inspiring volunteers to help with fundraising campaigns is critical to success.

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20 in Lincoln and learn how to train, manage and inspire volunteers while stewarding them as donors and hear some tips from a volunteer fundraiser. Hear from a professional campaign consultant and active fundraising volunteer on how they work together on important projects that better their community. 


Susan Larson Rodenburg, Founder and Owner of SLR Communications

Susan began working on capital campaigns as a volunteer with the Great Plains Trails Network and helped this organization raise nearly $1 million for the MoPac East Trail and the Oak Creek Trail in the Lincoln area. Since then, her firm has provided campaign coordination services for a variety of successful capital campaigns including Sunken Gardens, Lighthouse, Union Plaza, Ashland Community Resource Center, Capitol Courtyards, Woods Tennis Center and Nebraska’s Centennial Mall. She has a reputation for her day-to-day involvement with her clients, the passion she brings to projects, her organizational skills and a desire to improve her community, Nebraska and the world. Since 1990, SLR Communications has provided a wide range of marketing and communications services, including project management, fund development and public and media relations to a wide variety of clients. Susan and her husband, Rich, are the founders of Tour de Nebraska, a 5-day annual bicycle adventure for 500 cyclists from across the country and Hound Dog Cycling Adventures which offers bicycle touring opportunities in Europe. 

Doug Ganz, Vice President of Private Banking for Pinnacle Bank and Community Volunteer

A Lincoln native, Doug attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1982. Doug has served on numerous nonprofit boards over the years including the Community Health Endowment, The Food Bank of Lincoln Foundation, Lighthouse, and Sheldon Art Association and has advised many others regarding raising private funds. He currently serves as a board member with Cedars Youth Services, a volunteer for HoriSun Hospice and is actively engaged in the Mourning Hope capital campaign as a co-chair with his, wife Pam. Doug is passionate about Lincoln and has a wealth of experience as a volunteer fundraiser. 

You can REGISTER ONLINE or via e-mail to [email protected] or 844-249-8806.  Guest fees can be paid online or at the door by cash, check or credit card.  We hope to see you there!


$20.00 Member Registration

$35.00 Non-Member Registration


AFP-NE Feb 2020 Presentation - Susan Larson Rodenburg