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March 14, 2013

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Kenosha Country Club
(500 13th Avenue, Somers, WI)
Cost:  Free  
Click Here to sign-up for the event now!

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



    • SAVE THE DATE!  "Bully" Movie Screening & Mini-Conference (Bullying Solutions:  Creating a Culture of Acceptance); Friday, April 26; 1-3:30pm 'Free' Bully screening, 3:30pm-7:00pm Mini-Conference;  (online registration available soon) (For more information call: 262-595-3340) 
    • Keynote:  Stan Davis (, Author of "Schools Where Everyone Belongs:  Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullying" and "Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention".

























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    2013 Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

    PLEASE NOTE:  The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program is set to start in September 2013.


    Stay Tuned for updates and registration information!


    CLICK HERE to view flyer info 2013 NLCert - General  


    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. 






    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,
    click here)


    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:  Board Succession Planning:  Building the Leadership Pipeline - Wednesday, April 17 (Create the Future)


    *Article (Part 2):  Overcoming Our Challenges: The Sector is Changing (Johnson Center)



    *Article:  5 ways to validate giving decisions and drive intention (Philanthropy Journal)

    *FREE Webinar:  Strategic Planning Part 1:  Cultivation & Organizational Development - Wednesday, March 20

    *FREE Webinar:  Taking Leadership Online: Developing Your Personal Social Media Voice - Wednesday, March 20

    *Funding Opportunities (updated weekly) (GrantStation)



    BoardStar Board Development Workshops:  


    *Webinar:  Orientation Express - Wednesday, March 20

    *Social Seminiar:  Boost Your Career with Board Service- Get Networked - Thursday, March 21


    *FREE Podcast:  Recruitment Considerations (Listen here) 



    Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's 


    Workshop Calendar 


    *Workshop:  Getting Started with Grant Writing - Tuesday, March 19

    *Workshop:  Grant Writing Beyond the Basics:  Jump Start Your Grant Smarts to Become Truly Competitive - Thursday, March 21

    *Workshop:  Recruiting a GREAT Board from the Start - Tuesday, April 9




    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

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    Third Annual Kenosha Volunteer Fair

    Monday, April 22nd

    11:00am - 2:00pm



    Kenosha County Job Center

    8600 Sheridan Road

    Kenosha, WI 


    If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities in the Kenosha area, plan to attend the Third Annual Kenosha Volunteer Fair sponsored by Strengthening Humanity Network. It will be held at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53143, on Monday, April 22nd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Last year, 23 agencies and organizations participated.Agency representatives will be on hand to explain the many volunteer positions available for all ages including opportunities for youth.


    The week of April 22 is National Volunteer Week. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Weekis about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.


    For more information:

    call 262-564-8223 or




    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:


    Create the Future:



    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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