University of Wisconsin-Parkside 
Nonprofit Development Program
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February 21, 2013

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UW-Parkside Center for Community Partnerships announces the 2013 Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award open to all nonprofit organizations in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties. This $2000 award, sponsored by the Kenosha Community Foundation and the Racine Community Foundation, celebrates a nonprofit organization whose leadership has made critical decisions that have built significant organizational capacity and/or led them on the path to sustainability.  Awards such as this one can encourage a growing number of nonprofits to pursue management excellence and to contribute to our field's growing legacy of excellence.


This brand new award will be given out on April 26th at the Nonprofit Breakfast held, for the first time, at the Kenosha Country Club. Staff, board members, and volunteers may nominate their own organizations. 

Click Here for more information about how to apply for this award. If you have questions, contact Ryan Brandon at










Nonprofit Development Program:
Events & Opportunities

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2013 Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

View flyer!


CLICK HERE to view brochure 2013NLCert brochure


Earn the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate by completing 8 modules for $1000. or take individual modules at $150 each. (Technical requirements: Internet and Email) 


Each module will have assigned online reading that is required to be completed prior to class. Networking time and a light lunch will be provided.



 (Module 1)

Planning for Nonprofit Organizations - Friday, March 1; 8:30am to 2:30pm; UW-Parkisde/Tallent Hall (900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI) (View flyer)










Calling All Community Partners!


 Seeking Organizations for

Spring 2013 Community Based Learning Projects






Seeking Organizations for Spring 2013 System Analysis & Design Course - Types of projects needed:


  • Website development
  • Database development
  • Needs analysis for information system, etc.

If your organization would like to participate in this spring semester CBL project, please email Amanda DesLauriers at or call with questions at 262-595-2652. 




Seeking Organizations for Spring 2013 Operations Management Principles Course - 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 process improvement; quality control; inventory management; and scheduling issues.


Previously this class worked with HALO, Inc to help redesign their donation intake space and make it a more efficient space for clients to be able to utilize.  This included a hair salon, a "resale shop" for clients, and a secure place to keep sensitive paperwork.  Brenda Thomas, Development Assistant at HALO, said "Each issue was addressed and, we strongly feel, successful solutions were presented.  During the PowerPoint, both [students] were able to show us our needs, their design...and how their work will impact our room and our efficiency."


            If your organization would like to participate in this spring semester CBL project, please e-mail Debra Karp at debra.karp@uwp.eduor call with questions at 262-595-2367.









YourU Spring 2013 Catalog

(A Community Guide to Everything UW-Parkside)


(General Information) and  Professional Development Classes

and *ONLINE* (ed2go) Learning Courses


Check out our *New* UGot Class Online Certificates & Courses       



(For more Continuing
Education information,
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Call 262-595-2498 or























Community Partner:  Events & Opportunities 

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside Seeks Volunteer and Internship Opportunities



*Workshop:  Purposeful Boards - Powerful Fundraising - Thursday, March 21 (Forward Community Investments)



 Wisconsin Nonprofits Association:    


*Webinar:  Introduction to Using Excel - Tuesday, February 26


*Webinar:  Redesigning Board Meetings:  Increasing the Impact of the Board's Work - Wednesday, March 13


*Article:  9 Subtle Traits of the Most Talented Leaders (Business Insider)



*Workbook:  Free governance guide published (Philanthropy Journal)

*FREE Webinar:  Got Unrestricted Revenue? The Social Enterprise Process - Wednesday, February 27

*Funding Opportunities (updated weekly) (GrantStation)



BoardStar Board Development Workshops:  


*Workshop:  A CAPITAL SUCCESS:  Planning and implementing a ground-breaking Capital Campaign - Tuesday, February 26

*Webinar:  Board Development 101 - Tuesday, March 12

*Webinar:  Orientation Express - Wednesday, March 20


*FREE Podcast:  Cultivating Major Gifts (Listen here) 



Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's 


Workshop Calendar 


*CANCELLED Webinar:  Developing an HR Department to Support Today's Workforce - Wednesday, February 27

*Volunteer Wisconsin Webinar:  Volunteer Recruitment - Thursday, February 28

*Workshop:  Getting Started with Grant Writing - Tuesday, March 5

*Workshop:  From Small to Major Gifts:  Yours for the Asking - Thursday, March 7




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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Become a Better Grant Writer!

Hosted by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, the esteemed Grantsmanship Center will be bringing its Grantsmanship Training Program to Milwaukee April 22-26. 


The Grantsmanship Training Program workshop is designed for both novice and experienced grant seekers. It is a comprehensive, hands-on workshop that covers writing and reviewing real proposals, as well as researching funding sources. Using The Grantsmanship Center's SM proposal writing format, you will receive information about all of the elements necessary to write a fundable proposal. Writing and reviewing real proposals, you'll learn how to search for appropriate funding sources and are involved in practical exercise with others in developing a proposal that could be submitted to a funding agency or used as a guide in developing a proposal for your agency. 


You may contact Michelle Fobair at the Girl Scouts with questions. For additional info and to register, visit the Grantsmanship Center website:


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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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