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September 21, 2012

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2012 Nonprofit Leadership Conference - Tuesday, November 13

2:45pm-8:15pm; located at the UW-Parkside Student Center

  See below for more information!


** Early Bird Discount Rate available thru October 26;




Upcoming Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Individual Modules:

  1. Managing Nonprofit Employees and Volunteers - Friday, September 28
  2. Marketing and Communication for Nonprofits - Friday, October 26


Mentor Kenosha & Racine is offering a new mentoring certificate course for mentoring professionals, educators, and all youth outreach practitioners. This course is grounded in the framework of the evidence-based, nationally recognized Elements of Effective Practice for MentoringTM, and is designed to provide training and resources for professionals creating and/or administering mentor and youth development programs. Participants will walk away with a UW-Parkside Certificate of Completion, and the ability to design, evaluate, and sustain a quality mentoring program. 



  • Seeking Organizations for Fall 2012 Operations Management Course with Professor Abey Kuruvilla-Students work with community partners looking at organizational process and/or procedures and make suggestions for improvements that will streamline procedures and reduce bottlenecks.   Students can work on projects involving processes; inventory control; materials management; scheduling; project management.  We are looking for projects to begin in the fall.  Past student projects for nonprofit organizations have included redesign for warehouse for better access and inventory management, redesign of welcome desk and client intake process.  


    If your organization would like to participate in this Fall semester CBL project, please e-mail Helen Rosenberg or call with questions at 595-2651.




  • Seeking Organizations for Fall 2012 Services Management Course with Professor Karen Crooker-Looking for community partners where students can apply and practice what they are learning about managing the demand and flow of customers, while relying on quality employees to create satisfying interactions with customers.  This is the first time this course has officially incorporated a community-based project, and we are looking for projects to start in September and comple by mid-December.

    If your organization would like to participate in this Fall semester CBL project, please e-mail Debra Karp at or call with questions at 595-2367.











Nonprofit Development Program:
Events & Opportunities

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At a glance:



  • Upcoming August Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Individual Module:
  1. Managing Nonprofit Employees and Volunteers - Friday, September 28, 9:00am-2:00pm; located at UW-Parkside / Tallent Hall (Presented by:  Guida Brown).  (Register Online Here)  (View Flyer)
  2. Marketing and Communication for Nonprofits - Friday, October 26; 9:00am-2:00pm; located at UW-Parkside / Tallent Hall (Presented by:  Pat Boelter).  (Register Online Here) (View Flyer)



2012 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Tuesday, November 13; 2:45pm - 8:15pm


Whether you are new to serving or a seasoned board or staff member of nonprofit organizations, the 2012 Nonprofit Leadership Conference will provide you with tips, tools, strategies, and resources to make your organization more effective.  Join together and network with others involved in the regional nonprofit sector.

Keynote:  Kate Barr
Fee: $49 early-bird; $59 after October 26
Location: Student Center Ballroom

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CLICK HERE for Online Registration
CLICK HERE to register multiple attendees from the same organization with one payment.



2:45pm            Registration & Expo


3:15pm            Breakout Session I

                           A.  Building a Fund Development Plan to Sustain Your Nonprofit
                           B.  Financial and Non-Financial Benchmarking for Nonprofits
                           C.  Program Outcome Measurement 101
                           D.  After the Election: How Advocacy Can Help Sustain our Nonprofit
                           E.  Social Media Clinic

4:30pm          Networking & Expo
5:00pm          Keynote:  Beyond the "New Normal":  Nonprofit Sustainability
6:00pm          Dinner & Expo

7:00pm          Breakout Session II

                           A.  Strategic Financial Planning for Sustainability and Impact
                           B.  Board Development 101
                           C.  Succession Planning
                           D.  Role of the Board in Strategic Planning
                           E.  Social Media Clinic 

Kate Barr NL Conf Keynote
Kate Barr is Executive Director of Nonprofits Assistance Fund in Minneapolis, whose mission is to build financially healthy nonprofits that foster community vitality.  Kate has led the organization's growth as a premier resource for training, strategic financial consulting, and loans for nonprofit organizations.  Her responsibilities include strategic and business planning, development, external relations, and public policy.  Prior to joining the organization in 2000, Kate had a career as a bank executive with responsibility for strategy, marketing, and business lending
.  With her unique insight and experience, she is a popular speaker, trainer, and writer on nonprofit management and financial issues.  Kate has a Master's degree from Hamline University and is currently an adjunct faculty member at both Hamline and the University of Minnesota.  She serves on the boards of directors of Neighborhood Development Center, Partners for the Common Good, and the Cultural Data Project. 



  • "Cultivating Community One Seed at A Time" - This video was produced to document a project funded by Midwest Campus Compact Citizen Scientist Initiative in 2011.  (See more details and video below)    






Cultivating Community One Seed at a Time"     




The Importance of Service Learning
The Importance of Service Learning


      This video was produced to document the above project funded by Midwest Campus Compact Citizen Scientist Initiative in 2011.  UW-Parkside partnered with Gateway Technical College, UW-Extension and Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agenchy to engage science students in community food production and nutrition education.  Over 230 students from UW-Parkside and GTC took community-based learning courses in which they worked on projects that supported community gardens in Racine and Kenosha or assisted nutrition educators in providing low income and other individuals information about healthy nutrition options and food preparation.


      UW-Parkside professors and instructors involved in the project included Penny Lyter (HESM), Stef Strauss-Thompkins (HESM), Patti Clearly (GEOS) and Dave Rogers (BIOS).  The video was made by AVA productions and its purpose is to inspire both students and faculty in the STEM disciplines to get involved with community based learning. 





       *Professional Development Classes (View)



      *YourU Fall 2012 Catalog (View)(Info)


      *Online (ed2go) Learning Courses (View)

      (highly interactive courses taken entirely on the internet)  

      *New* UGotClass Online Certificates & Courses (View)


      Call 262-595-2240 or email



      (For more Continuing
       Education information, click here)



      CHECK IT OUT!    



















Community Partner:  Events & Opportunities 

At a glance:

* = New 



University of Wisconsin-Parkside Seeks Volunteer and Internship Opportunities



 Wisconsin Nonprofits Association:  



*Webinar:  Orientation to Leadership Succession Planning - Wednesday, October 10 (Create the Future)

*E-Book:  5 Cause Marketing Trends You Need to Know (Network for Good)

*Article:  Preparing for Your Board Meeting (Part 1) (Part 2)


*Blog:  Strategically Speaking (with Frank Martinelli)  


*Funding Opportunities (updated weekly) (GrantStation)



BoardStar Board Development Workshops:  


*Workshop:  Bylaws Clinic - Thursday, October 4

*Workshop:  Orientation Express - Wednesday, October 10 


*FREE September Podcast:  Donor Relations (Listen here) 



Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's 


Fall 2012 "Achieve Excellence" Training Catalog / Workshop Calendar 


*Workshop:  Developing an HR Department to Support Today's Workforce - Thursday, September 27  (CANCELLED)

*Workshop:  Reading Financial Statements - Tuesday, October 2


*Workshop:  Reimaging Service: Converting Good Intentions Into Greater Impact - Thursday, October 11 (Call 414-344-3933 or email now to receive conference updates and for registration information)





University of Wisconsin - Parkside seeks Volunteer and Internship Opportunities-University of Wisconsin - Parkside seeks to provide students with meaningful opportunities to apply their knowledge and develop new skills. Your help and guidance are integral to their learning experience.   


Students are seeking volunteer and internship opportunities. We are encouraging all employers to submit their request for volunteers and interns as soon as possible.


Please use the on-line posting site by pasting the following in your Internet browser:

Wisconsin Nonprofits Association Common Ground E-News-The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association harnesses resources to advance nonprofit organizations throughout Wisconsin. They find common ground for common good - among nonprofits, businesses, legislative officials, and advocates. To sign-up for their free, monthly Common Ground E-News, please visit their home page and click on the "Free E-News Subscribe" button in the right-hand column. 



BoardStar Board Development Workshops in MilwaukeeEnvisioning strong nonprofit organizations governed by diverse, passionate and resourceful leaders, BoardStar enables nonprofit Board Directors to overcome challenges through workshops, clinics, custom training, consultation, podcasts, networking and access to resources. Believing that the path to organizational development is through the Board, BoardStar's galaxy of services is designed to strengthen the common denominator at the very heart of every nonprofit organization: the Board of Directors. 



Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Training and Workshops-The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee offers hundreds of capacity-building workshops for nonprofit staff and boards. Check out the Winter/Spring 2012 "Achieve Excellence" Catalog/Workshop Calendar and view and find out more details on upcoming workshops.  To access the registration form, click here

CROCommunity Resources & Opportunities

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Please join us for the Annual Networking Breakfasts! 


Learn about community resources while sharing what your organization has to offer children, youth and families in Racine County.


  October 4 - Eastern Racine County Networking Breakfast - 8:00 a.m., Sealed Air YMCA, Mount Pleasant (Watch the accuracy of your GPS or mapping program! It's easiest to follow 90th Street and turn on Campus Drive past the Mount Pleasant Village Campus. The new YMCA is around the curve)

Free, registration due October 1, online at: contact Marie Hargrove at United Way of Racine County,


  October 11 - Western Racine County Networking Breakfast - 7:30 am, Runzheimer International, Waterford

Free, registration due October 4, contact Western Racine County Health Department, 262-763-4930, or


Find the Networking Breakfast Registration flyers at: or


The updated Quick List for Families and Family Resource Directory will be distributed at the Networking Breakfasts, and later posted to



Job Openings:

1)  Non Profit Program Manager - The ARC of Racine County Inc. 






Peace Learning Circles (PLC) would like to invite you to participate in a Circles of Peace 2012.


The theme this year is:


Peace Begins Here:  Civility in Our Communities



The purpose of the event is to bring awareness of how we can better treat each other every day. We will focus on respect, values, inclusion, unity and having a safe place so everyone can live together in peace. Businesses, schools, organizations, places of worship, service clubs and individuals are invited to plan a special happening or event during Circles of Peace 2012, which will take place from September 11 through September 21, the United Nations International Day of Peace. It can be as simple as ten minutes of daily reflection to the songs or topic chosen for a worship service. Businesses, organizations, or even neighborhoods can plan a special event. 




 Circle of Peace 2012 Invitation to Opening & Closing Ceremonies


 Circle of Peace 2012 Letter 


Circle of Peace 2012 - Schedule of Events


Beyond Polarization Invitation



  General Fundraising Tips & the Fundraising Idea Bank 






Create the Future - Link here for information about upcoming workshops and to access useful articles, podcasts and resources, including Information on Federal Funds for Nonprofit Groups at; also, Capacity Building Toolkit.  Click here to find out What's New!; and, Webinar Training Programs for Nonprofits; also, check out Articles for Nonprofits by Frank Martinelli.             









Center for Community Partnerships
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road, Kenosha WI 53141   
Phone: 262-595-2184  

The Center for Community Partnerships, Nonprofit Development Program  exists to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in Kenosha, Racine, and the surrounding areas by serving as a resource and referral center for its partners and the nonprofit community and through providing management and technical assistance to meet nonprofit needs.

For information on other professional development events for nonprofit organizations or to learn more about the Center for Community Partnerships, please visit our website at:

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