University of Wisconsin-Parkside 
Nonprofit Development Program
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October 25, 2012

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 Listen here to keynote, Kate Barr

(interviewed by Ted Ehlen on WRJN - Tuesday, October 23rd)


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. Marketing and Communication for Nonprofits - Friday, October 26
  2. Evaluation and Outcome Measurement for Nonprofits - Friday, November 16 


    Introduction to Mentoring - Tuesday, October 30







Nonprofit Development Program:
Events & Opportunities

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  • Upcoming August Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Individual Modules:
  1. 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)
  2. Evaluation and Outcome Measurement for Nonprofits - Friday, November 16; 9:00am-2:00pm; located at UW-Parkside / Tallent Hall (Presented by:  Jennifer Madore). (Register Online Here) (View Flyer)



2012 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

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


Early-Bird Registration Discount Rate thru Friday, October 26th!
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)



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Community Partner:  Events & Opportunities 

At a glance:

* = New 



University of Wisconsin-Parkside Seeks Volunteer and Internship Opportunities




 Wisconsin Nonprofits Association:  



*Forward Community Investments launches Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program


*Webinar:  Just-in-Time Board Orientation - Wednesday, November 14

*Article:  Boards and Leadership Hires: How to Get It Right (NPQ)

*Article:  The Rules of Advocacy (Philanthropy Journal)

*FREE Webinar:  100 New Donors in 90 Days: A Step-by-Step Process


*Funding Opportunities (updated weekly) (GrantStation)



BoardStar Board Development Workshops:  


*Workshop:  Board Orientation Manual Scrapbook - Tuesday, November 6

*Workshop:  Board Development 101 - Wednesday, November 14


*FREE October Podcast:  Selective Skill Sets (Listen here) 



Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's 


Fall 2012 "Achieve Excellence" Training Catalog / Workshop Calendar 


*Workshop Series:  Donor Partner Relationship Development - Success Stories to Guide Personalized Processes - Thursday, October 18 (Part 1); Thursday, November 15 (Part 2)

*Workshop:  Take it Further:  Mindfulness Meditation in the Workplace - Tuesday, October 30 




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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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.             


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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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