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.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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

Tech Soup Blog

80% of farmers in Wisconsin market their produce through some sort of cooperative arrangement, an arrangement also threatened by actions to take apart unions.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Lets You Text to Find the Closest Condom

Mobile Commons

The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood affiliate knows it isn’t always easy to make sexual health a priority – especially if you have limited resources. By texting NCNW to 69866, Wisconsin residents can get the nearest free condom location sent straight to their phone. That means that it only takes a few minutes for anyone in Wisconsin to find free condoms at a convenient place.

We swam in the Wisconsin river, which was wind-whipped and tamarack stained.

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.

Feel Free | Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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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 , or dial 2-1-1.

Meet the People we work with – Green Valley

Vertex Systems

We’ve completed a new case study of one of our clients – Green Valley Enterprises in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. And we’ve also got a new Customer Spotlight up, featuring the executive director of Green Valley. His name is Jack Hankes … Continue reading →

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.

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Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo.

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.

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.

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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?

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot


In August 2014, I took over the Twitter account for the Chicago Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. We select the “Wisconsin Only” feed, like so: You: Nice. This will allow you to enter a filter word or phrase, like your company name or brand, or in our case, “wisconsin”.

Building the Future: A Legacy of Success

Connection Cafe

Develop What? Creating a Legacy of Pride. Contributing to a blog is like contributing to the Pharmacy of Life: Some days we’re Confucius, dispensing wisdom, while on others we’re more like Ann Landers, dispensing advice to anyone who will listen.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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).

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!

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.

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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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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.

Six WIIFM Incentives to Build Your Email List

John Haydon

If you’re an advocacy organization – like Citizen Action of Wisconsin (below) – you’re probably already doing this. If you visit the websites of most nonprofits, you will find a critical piece missing in their list-building strategy.

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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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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


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. ALEXANDRIA, Va.,

Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery

Mobile Commons

The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ran a study to see if text message reminders could increase patient compliance for pre-surgical showers. The long lists of dos and don’ts prior to a surgery can sometimes cause patients to neglect a crucial step.

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.

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.

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.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (Again)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Representative Petri from Wisconsin played a key role in getting the NIMAC established, and I was glad to get the opportunity to share what we were doing to have it make a bigger impact.

#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.

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.

From boring to brilliant: Using data for maximum impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Here is a link to the University of Wisconsin Superior citation help list , including a link to the Purdue Owl, an excellent resource for all types of writing. posted by. Carolyn Owens , Grant Writer & Partner. 501 Navigation.

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!

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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.