Our EveryAction Hero: Feeding Wisconsin


Our EveryAction Hero this month is Feeding Wisconsin. With over 750 affiliate agencies across the state of Wisconsin, Feeding Wisconsin is dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving their community. Earlier this month, I sat down with Executive Director, David Lee, to learn how Feeding Wisconsin mobilizes their audience, advocates to their local and federal officials, and engages with their community.

New Customer: 2-1-1 Wisconsin


We are pleased to welcome another new customer to the Visionlink network, 2-1-1 Wisconsin. There are seven 2-1-1 contact centers in Wisconsin, divided regionally. These professionals have created a comprehensive collection of vetted services that can support not only the people of the state, but also the health care professionals, probation officers, social workers, family members, neighbors and others assisting people in reaching the support and services that they need.


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U. of Wisconsin Donor Offers $1 for Each New Twitter Follower

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Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education : But the University of Wisconsin at Madison may be the first college to get a donation for increasing its follower count. Through October 3, an alumnus will donate $1 for each new Twitter follower or Facebook “like,” up to $50,000. After four days, the university has raised almost $8,000 dollars with the project, called the Bucky Challenge. The money will be used for student scholarships

Farmers supporting the Wisconsin Protests

Nine Shift

80% of farmers in Wisconsin market their produce through some sort of cooperative arrangement, an arrangement also threatened by actions to take apart unions. Julie Coates Photo: 60 strong tractorcade in Madison on Saturday.

Scholarships in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with UW Madison

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of scholarship management this year.

How Financial Aid Professionals Can Get the Most Out of bbcon 2020

Connection Cafe

Keith Brown, Alison Rice, and Kevin Zalanowski, University of Wisconsin – Madison. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a large, decentralized campus environment, which has challenged scholarship awarding efficiencies, student communications, and updating student accounts.

Facebook gets out the vote | Beaconfire Wire

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Race Report: Lactic Edge Sprint Triathlon Race Report: Lactic Edge Sprint Triathlon Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2008 11:02 Written by Steve Thursday, 31 July 2008 07:27 Lactic Edge Sprint Triathlon, Steven’s Point, Wisconsin A week after the Wautoma tri we made the hour drive further north to Steven’s Point for the 19th annual (just missed the big round number) running of the Lactic Edge Sprint triathlon.

Crowd Fundraising for the Arts: No Running, Walking, or Freezing Plunges Required

Connection Cafe

As a native Texan going to graduate school in Wisconsin, I signed up on a sunny September day not only to support the cause, but also because it seemed like something that would make for a good story one day. My graduate school class at the Wisconsin School of Business raised more than $10k for the Wisconsin Special Olympics. In 2011, in the name of raising money for the Special Olympics, I participated in the Polar Plunge.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Killer Brick Killer Brick Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2007 02:29 Written by Steve Thursday, 2 August 2007 02:29 Just got back from vacation in rural Wisconsin. What a joy to run on rural roads! And how about this for a morning swim? It’s exactly a mile around the shoreline. And it’s 80 degrees… I didn’t have my bike, which was a real drag with the roads the just beckoning, so I ended up swimming every day.

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We have a busy year ahead, supporting new solutions in Washington (State 2-1-1 and Crisis Connections), Indiana (Real Services as well as the entire AAAA network across the state), a new Addiction Recovery site for Wisconsin 2-1-1, converting jmany current customers to our new platform, and and thousands and thousands of Social Determinant Assessments. February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1.

3 Major Higher Ed Takeaways from bbcon 2020 Virtual

Connection Cafe

The scholarship team from the University of Wisconsin – Madison shared how the y utilize technology to streamline their scholarship awarding process across different offices on campus. We recently wrapped up our first fully virtual and truly global conference,? bbcon 2020.

New Technology Developed to Amplify Community Voices for the Media

Non Profit Quarterly

The program launched in Madison, Wisconsin and New York, and has already covered key issues including the experiences of Muslims in Madison , health care affordability , and climate change. Cortico’s “digital hearth”. July 8, 2019; Nieman Lab.

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Humans@Work: How to Successfully Tackle HR Challenges

Top Nonprofits

JER HR Group has produced a delightful and informative curated paper tackling some of the most important—and challenging—HR issues facing leaders and HR executives today. David Moff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, writes on how to best build trust between the HR team and employees in Jumping the HR Trust Barrier.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Naples, Florida, is hosting a meetup on tools for effective email fundraising ; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is hosting a series of Giving Tuesday brainstorming sessions ; and Chicago, Illinois, will explore how your CRM can save end-of-year fundraising plans. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Giving Tuesday Brainstorming. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Giving Tuesday Brainstorming. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Giving Tuesday Brainstorming.

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth Kanter

Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo. And, this month, Sam is raising money to support a new documentary called Wisconsin Rising on the kickstarter platform. I am currently raising funds for a story that I believe needs to be told about the 2011 people’s uprising in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Wisconsin. Wisconsin business tax registration: $20. Wisconsin charitable registration: $15 ($0 if exempt). The process of starting a nonprofit requires a fair amount of savvy and know-how. Building from the ground up, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Questions arise like “What do I need” and “Why do I need it?” ” One of the biggest question marks comes up when it’s time to calculate the cost of your nonprofit.

Inspiring Loyalty: Donor Stewardship in Arts and Culture

Connection Cafe

Sara Woldt is an MBA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration with career interests in marketing and development. Upon graduation, she hopes to secure a position at an institution committed to diversity, access and education. . Stewardship is often discussed as it relates to university advancement and is more rarely discussed in terms of arts and cultural organizations.

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Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Rose Gear is a second-year Masters of Business Administration candidate in the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business. Have you ever had to make a decision that impacted your organization or its constituents? If so, then your organization can probably benefit from conducting market research. It’s tempting to make assumptions about your organization’s constituent, customer, donor, or client base, especially in the absence of accurate information.

Building the Future: A Legacy of Success

Connection Cafe

Unfamiliar with the field of development—and already frustrated that his youngest daughter had taken the nonprofit road rather than getting a “real” job in business—he was even less thrilled when I told him that “development” meant fundraising, in this case for a small liberal arts college in western Wisconsin. Develop What? Creating a Legacy of Pride.

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Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

Connection Cafe

Sara Woldt is an MBA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration with career interests in marketing and development. Upon graduation, she hopes to secure a position at an institution committed to diversity, access and education. . The shifting demographics of the population will have a great impact on the creative economy.

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TechSoup Honors Unsung Heroes

Tech Soup Blog

I'd like you to meet Kerry Thomson at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Indiana; Lori Chidgey of Corazon Ministries in San Antonio, Texas; Betty Martin of Cape Girardeau Public Library in Missouri; and the late Rory Foster of the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin. " Dr. Rory Foster of the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin. From time to time, we love to feature the great work of people and organizations that we admire.

6 Proven Ways to Grow Your eMail List using Facebook [w/ Slides]

Connection Cafe

If you’re an advocacy organization – like Citizen Action of Wisconsin (below) – you’re probably already doing this. Growing your email list is core to any nonprofit’s email marketing strategy. The reason growing your email list is such a big deal is because of attrition. You see, email lists bleed out. People loose interest. Which means fresh blood needs to be added on a regular basis.

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Flash Mob Gone Wrong. What if?

Network-Centric Advocacy

How does this change the way you organize as a teacher in Wisconsin? Flashmob gone wrong. This is interesting food for thought in 5:40 seconds. We know there have been flash mobs that lead to vandalism and muggings. We have seen international networks work to rescue people or foster hate crimes. We need to be thinking about the shifting ways people behave , the way people consume information and the complete distortion of time and scale that networks operate on.

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“Getting Real” with Donors: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Securing Unrestricted Gifts

Connection Cafe

Sara Woldt is an MBA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration with career interests in marketing and development. Upon graduation, she hopes to secure a position at an institution committed to diversity, access and education. . A new building, a new program, a new artistic endeavor – all exciting opportunities to raise more donor dollars!

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From Year 1 to Year 2: The Importance of Retaining First Gifts

Connection Cafe

Sara Woldt is an MBA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration with career interests in marketing and development. Upon graduation, she hopes to secure a position at an institution committed to diversity, access and education. .

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Youth Organizations Are Now Eligible for Flickr Pro

Tech Soup Blog

Here's an example from the Campaign for Wisconsin Public Libraries: We hosted a publicity event, "Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese: a Day in Pictures," and libraries around the state host special events and load photos into the Say Cheese group in Flickr. Lisa Strand Executive Director Wisconsin Library Association Foundation.

Quick Hit: Online Dialogue about Business Models for the Arts on Monday, April 25

Museum 2.0

Both Andrew and James run programs in Arts Administration (at the Wisconsin School of Business and Drexel University respectively) and have lots of experience working and researching what makes arts organizations successful. I'm reaching the end of my consulting days, with just one more day on the road before I dedicate myself to Santa Cruz and The Museum of Art & History. I wanted to let you know about a bonus opportunity that has popped up.

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A roundup of accessibility resources


Disability Rights Wisconsin. Recall a time when you encountered one of those websites where it was hard to read and navigate. You wanted to get some basic information or perhaps complete a simple transaction, and you ended up spending a lot longer than necessary, or maybe even left the site in frustration. For many people with disabilities, this is a daily reality when they encounter the common problem of non-accessible websites.

Challenges for Solving

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This would be worth doing with someone like the University of Wisconsin's TRACE Center 7. We often brainstorm about things we would like to build. I was recently looking at the Rockefeller/InnoCentive partnership. InnoCentive is a place where you post problems you'd like solved. We came up with a similar list for Benetech. However, since our issues are all information tech issues, we don't fit the InnoCentive model (which is hard sciences).

CountyHealthRankings.org Gives First County-by-County Snapshot of Health in Each State

Forum One

The site was unveiled at an event on Wednesday in Washington by its sponsors, the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The data and content were provided by policy staff at the University of Wisconsin with support from Burness Communications. ALEXANDRIA, Va., 18 — CountyHealthRankings.org , a new site produced by Forum One Communications, provides the first look at the overall health of every county in all 50 states.

Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Jordyn Schara | WI P2D2 (Wisconsin Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal) | Reedsburg, WI Wisconsin Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (WI P2D2) has collected over 900,000 pounds of un-used prescription drugs curtailing over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse. As part of its Be Fearless initiative, the Case Foundation has chosen the 20 winners of Finding Fearless —a nationwide campaign to recognize, reward and inspire fearless changemakers.

Good Food Revolution: Will Allen of Growing Power

Have Fun - Do Good

He lives with his wife in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and is the author, with Charles Wilson, of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities. Folks from every aspect of our society, and every profession are involved in the food system. As I vision ahead, I see this being a situation where hundreds of thousands of young people want to do this, but we have to quantify a lot of things to make this a reality for folks.

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#CelebrateAdobeCC — It's a Wrap!

Tech Soup Blog

Our winners represent a little glamour from the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, plus some creativity from Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Literacy Services of Wisconsin. Our third place, bronze prize goes to Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW). The end has come. Round three of #CelebrateAdobeCC — our three-month contest highlighting how nonprofits use Adobe products to spotlight their work and mission — is a wrap.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Get out and See DC!


NW) Bureau of Engraving and Printing (14th and C Streets SW) National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave. The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away! We've put together some tips for making the conference both memorable and valuable and we're them every day until the event starts. The fabulous Rob Cottingham, the NTC Official Cartoon Blogger, is helping us prep with some great cartoons -- you'll see them on our blog throughout the conference and at [link].

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: How to Tell Your Nonprofit Story with Spark. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Giving Tuesday Brainstorming. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

Props to my pops


Bill and Beth live in Wisconsin, in the house where I grew up. They live in a pretty conservative world–Wisconsin is the birthplace of the Republican party, they know some real John Birchers, and until his retirement last year my dad was a CEO of a manufacturing company. We have voted for Republicans and Democrats during our time in Wisconsin. I want to tell you a bit about my parents.

Race Report: Spirit of Racine Half Ironman


Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon, Racine, Wisconsin. To cap of my trip to Wisconsin, I took part in the Spirit of Racine Half Ironman with 2000 random midwesterners willing to get up at 5 am and jump in Lake Michigan. But Wisconsin gets cold in the winter, and years of freezing and thawing causes concrete roads to develop big cracks every 20 feet or so. Better late than never…this is a race I did almost 4 months ago.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Northeast Wisconsin’s nonprofit community is integral to our day-to-day quality of life and long-term success. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences and forums, informal trainings, and more that will be taking place all over the world, focusing on essential topics like: Nonprofit management.

How Can Nonprofits Retain High-Performing Staff?

ASU Lodestar Center

After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2013, Harvey gained experience working with children and families for several years before deciding to seek the education necessary to take on a leadership role. posted by Kristin Harvey Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth Kanter

Over the summer, the local humane society in Appleton, Wisconsin shared a story of one of its dogs, a chocolate lab named Hank, who was available for adoption, but had done something very wrong. Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing. The parade of bad news: gun violence, hurricanes, earthquakes, nuclear war, fake news, and more.

9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

An increasing number of public libraries are discovering TechSoup donations, but few are maxing them out like Waukesha Public Library in Wisconsin. Over the past year, we've been doing TechSoup Impact stories about nonprofits, churches, and libraries doing great work with TechSoup product donations. Here are the ones we especially liked from the past year! HART for Animals. HART for Animals is a one-stop rescue organization for all things pets in rural Maryland.

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