Matthew 5:16 “…your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Prenger Solutions Group can help you shine your light online, and inspire the faithful.
Nic Prenger founded PSG in 2018 to help Catholic dioceses, churches and schools adapt and thrive in the new world of digital fundraising.
Having spent the previous 12 years leading one of the largest Catholic fundraising firms in the nation, Nic has seen first-hand how quickly donor habits are changing as the world moves online. Tried-and-true fundraising strategies are becoming less effective, while new, digital tools allow dioceses to find and connect with donors in ways that were previously unimaginable.
Over the past decade Nic has raised more than $300 million for Catholic organizations and served as trusted counsel to many of the country’s premier Catholic development programs.
As CEO of Prenger Solutions Group, Nic leads a team of experts who provide digital fundraising solutions to Catholic dioceses, schools and parishes. Clients choose to partner with PSG in order to design and implement next-generation fundraising programs that include online giving, email marketing, donor software, data analytics, social media, website design and landing page optimization.
A native of Carroll, Iowa, Nic is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha and the University of Iowa Law School. A former board member for the Magis Catholic Teacher Corps, Nic served on the National Catholic Educational Association’s national advisory council for leadership development. He also serves on the stewardship committee for Christ the King Parish in Omaha, where he belongs along with his wife, Holly, and their three children.
Nic’s leadership experience includes working for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
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John Rogers, M.A.
John Rogers joined PSG in 2019 and works with church and diocesan clients to improve their digital giving and communications practices.
Prior to joining PSG, John served as director of advancement for the Anselm House Christian study center at the University of Minnesota. Before that, John worked as a development consultant, serving Catholic churches, schools, and dioceses in Minnesota, Colorado, and California. John's professional passion is uniting the principles of Christian stewardship with modern technology in order to help churches minister more effectively.
John lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Sara, and their four children, where John is a deacon candidate. In his free time, John and Sara manage Catholic Miscarriage Support, a website and independent ministry that supports women and families suffering from unexpected pregnancy loss. His written work has been published in Dappled Things, Catholic Yearbook, and through the Minnesota Catholic Conference website. John is active in his church as a minister to the homebound and is a member of Teams of Our Lady, an international marriage apostolate.
John holds a BA in English/Language Arts from St. John's University (Minn.) and an MA in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (Minn.).
Andy Schroeder, MBA
Andy Schroeder joined PSG after spending more than ten years fundraising for higher education and Catholic organizations.
Andy has planned and implemented both capital and planned giving campaigns and has extensive experience in major gift fundraising, strategic planning and creative problem solving.
A self-proclaimed “data geek,” Andy has presented webinars and spoken at national conferences on how to leverage data and analytics to achieve success in fundraising. Andy is recognized as a Blackbaud Champion and he brings that knowledge and insight to bear for PSG clients who utilize Raiser’s Edge software.
Residing in Dubuque, Iowa, Andy is a graduate of Clarke University (Iowa) and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the institution. He serves on the board of directors at several nonprofits including Dupaco Community Credit Union and Carnegie Stout Public Library Foundation. He also serves on the Development Committee of Holy Spirit Parish in Dubuque, where he is a member alongside his wife and two children.
Ashley Winans, MPA
Ashley joined PSG in 2020 to lead strategy and implementation for schools, dioceses and parishes.
Ashley has spent the last sixteen years in the nonprofit sector focusing on strategic planning, capital campaign, major gift and annual fundraising, special events and marketing.
As an Omaha native, Ashley has a master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She established tenure in the non-profit sector working for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Boys Town, Creighton University and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her most recent achievement was leading a $25 million capital campaign to provide new Clubs for after-school programming for local youth.
Ashley, her husband, Robert, and their two children are members of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. In their free time they enjoy international travel.
Rob Simms is Vice President at PSG where he works with diocesan and school clients to design modern, effective fundraising programs.
Prior to joining PSG, Rob led capital campaigns for Catholic dioceses and churches and served on the management team of one of the largest Catholic fundraising firms in the nation.
Rob has raised more than $100 million and led diocesan campaigns for the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Knoxville. The latter campaign raised more than $44 million from just 51 parishes in a young, mission diocese in order to fund the construction of a new cathedral and other priorities.
Rob has a communications background and worked in media relations at Creighton University for more than a decade before answering the call to work with nonprofits. A proud native of St. Louis, Mo., Rob is a graduate of Truman State University (Mo.). While working on his communications degree at Truman State, he earned four varsity letters as a pitcher on the baseball team. In fact, Rob's name can be found in the NCAA record book - only because the NCAA tracks statistics like earned runs allowed in a game.
Rob and his wife have twin daughters and a son. When he’s not helping nonprofits, he can be found volunteering at his church in West Omaha, coaching his son’s little league baseball team, and broadcasting various Creighton athletics events.
Andrew Menke joined PSG with more than five years of professional experience in fundraising for Christian organizations.
In his roles as a campaign manager and development director, Andrew managed planning studies, capital campaigns and stewardship programs for 15 different schools, parishes, and dioceses, helping raise more than $50 million for various needs.
Andrew graduated from the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), where he entered the Catholic Studies program, and studied business at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. Andrew also participated in his college’s theater program, taking lead roles in several major productions.
Andrew lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Theresa, and two daughters, where they are parishioners at St. Peter’s Church in Mendota. He serves as a visiting companion for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly in Minneapolis.
Sarah Aligo, M.S.E.
Sarah Aligo was recruited to join PSG in 2020 to provide digital fundraising solutions for Catholic dioceses, schools, and parishes.
With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education and nonprofit fundraising, Sarah has spent her career focusing on annual and major gift fundraising, direct mail, online giving campaigns, grants, marketing, board fundraising, special events, and volunteers.
The Kansas City area native earned a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in higher education administration, from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in communication, with a minor in public relations, from Emporia State University (Kan.). Before joining PSG, she raised private support for the University of Kansas, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and Rotary International.
Residing in DeWitt, Mich., Sarah, her husband, Scott, and their two children are members of the Catholic Community of St. Jude. They are avid football fans, spending their free time on the practice field and Saturdays cheering on their Michigan State Spartans, where her husband is the Director of Player Personnel for the football team.
Stacy provides high-level database services and solutions to PSG clients. She is happiest when helping organizations make the best use of software solutions to make their work easier and more effective.
Stacy has significant diocesan fundraising experience, having started her fundraising career coordinating the annual appeal for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
Over the years her fundraising and database skills have also benefited Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas; Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha, and the CUES Schools in inner-city Omaha, where Stacy served as database administrator and led complex data conversions.
After growing up in Kearney, Nebraska, Stacy attended Benedictine College where she earned a B.A. in Theology and Music and was a Presidential Scholar.
Stacy and her husband Brendan live in Omaha with their two children. They are members of St. Cecilia Cathedral parish where Stacy sings with the Schola Caeciliana and serves as a section leader in the Cathedral Choir. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys making jellies and kolaches to share with friends and family.