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A management firm for
smart associations and foundations.

VPG is a full-service nonprofit management firm. Our in-house teams have
provided strategic, turnkey and high-impact programs that deliver results for our client-partners.

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Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Tony McDade. Sandra Bland. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Philando Castile. There are thousands of names that never became a hashtag. 

We say these names and stand with Black people around the world in stating without qualification:

Black Lives Matter.

The last few weeks have been a stunning wake-up call to the pervasiveness of systemic racism against Black people in the United States and the violence of police brutality that is a direct result of it. But it’s not new. It is a centuries-old problem deeply rooted in the soils of our country. And every name is an urgent reminder of the missteps we’ve made as a society and as individuals. They are a reminder of all the times each of us has had a chance to speak up, but didn’t. This failure is ours. 

We have not done enough. 

It’s our responsibility to implement change within our company, within our communities, and within ourselves. Today, we are working on ways to bring greater equity into our thinking as individuals, our company structure, and our ongoing initiatives. The following organizations and initiatives are working tirelessly on the frontlines to provide material change to impacted communities:

NAACP Legal Fund

Black Lives Matter

Campaign Zero

Know Your Rights

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Black Futures Lab

Chicago Bond Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Legal Rights Center Incorporated

We encourage non-Black people to support their Black peers today and in the future: 

The VPG team and the founder – Megan Van Petten – are in support of our Black team members, family, friends, community members, and the entire #BlackLivesMatter movement at large. 

Megan Van Petten and the VPG Team


Campaigns the VPG Team has donated to:


Black Lives Matter

Chicago Community Bond Fund

Equal Justice Initiative

Human Right Campaign

Minnesota Freedom Fund

My Block, My Hood, My City

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

United Negro College Fund


Industries We Serve


We provide professionalism and dedication for our trade and business association partners in membership management, financial services, board development and support and many other critical areas that contribute to association strength. Our management structure provides a cost-effective infrastructure that allows for association growth.

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Professional Societies

Van Petten Group excels in efficient administration and application of proven best management practices, allowing us to contribute in a meaningful, impactful and rewarding manner to your success and long-term vitality. Because we strategically tailor each service arrangement to partner-specific needs, we can effectively serve organizations of any size.

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Our charitable organization client-partners enjoy a devoted team of professionals to assist them in attaining their organization’s mission and vision. We tailor our services for their specific goals so we can effectively serve foundations of any size. Our client-partners benefit from a unique convergence of talent, experience, and resources to help you reach your goals.

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We are dedicated to assisting the corporations we work with in fulfilling their missions. Our skilled professionals apply their knowledge, expertise and passion to serve corporations across many business sectors, helping to create value for their stakeholders. We provide service excellence, thought leadership, public relations, and much more.

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Government Institutes

We reduce costs, improve efficiency, meet tight deadlines, solve challenging problems based on our combined team experience, support strategic initiatives, and ultimately produce better outcomes for the long run. Our team attends to areas of management and operations using proven best practices to proudly serve your Government Institute.

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Our Services

Foundation Management

Through innovation and expertise, our team specializes in creating custom fundraising plans as unique as you.

Creative Services

Web, social media, branding. Our impactful creative designs do more than make the grade; they set you apart from the competition.

Association Management

We work for you and your members. We go above and beyond to ensure your association is vibrant and part of an engaging environment.

The Work

Inspired by why, driven by data.

Day in and day out we work hard for our client-partners, but don't just take our word for it. Let the work speak for itself.

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