University of Wisconsin-Parkside 
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April 2013

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Kenosha Country Club
(500 13th Avenue, Somers, WI)
Cost:  Free  
Click Here to sign-up by April 23rd!
The *New* Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award
will be awarded at the Nonprofit Breakfast.
  • UW-Parkside VISTA Project Recruitment - Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty? Would you like to make great friends, gain professional experience, and learn new things about the Racine community and yourself? If so, the UW-Parkside VISTA project is for you! 
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, or have any questions, contact Amanda DesLauriers at (262) 595-2652 or email


  • "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; (For more information call: 262-595-3340)  CLICK HERE to register!
  • Keynote:  Stan Davis (, Author of "Schools Where Everyone Belongs:  Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullying" and "Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention".






























Nonprofit Development Program:
Events & Opportunities

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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. 






Community Engaged Learning and Research Award



Each year we honor a faculty or academic staff member who has shown a commitment to community based learning by providing students with meaningful experiences related to their cousework, but also contributes to developing meaningful partnerships in our community. 


Please nominate someone you feel is deserving of this honor. Attached are specific criteria for the award. Nominations are due by April 26th. The award will be presented at fall convocation.



Criteria for Selection of Academic Staff Award


Criteria for Selection of Faculty Award







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



*Webinar Series: 2013 Building Financial Sustainability Virtual Leadership Series  Leadership Development - Tuesday, April 23 (Forward Community Investments)

What's Your "Plan A" for Growing Future Leaders? 



Wisconsin Nonprofits Association:    



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

*Webinar: Just-in-Time Board Orientation - Wednesday, May 15


 *Article  Challenges of evaluation for nonprofit organizations (Philanthropy Journal)

*Webinar:  Diversity Awareness for Effective Nonprofits - Wednesday, April 17

*Webinar:  A Business Plan for Your Nonprofit - Wednesday, April 24



*Funding Opportunities (updated weekly) (GrantStation)



BoardStar Board Development Workshops:  



*FREE Podcast:  Getting Connected (Listen here) 



Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee's 


 31st Annual Volunteer Celebration

Thursday, April 18th

Italian Community Center

631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI

(Free Parking)


Register Online Here!! 



Workshop Calendar 


*(Roundtable):  Let's Have a Party and Make Lots of Money!  (Planners Grant Writers Roundtable) - Wednesday, April 24

*Workshop:  Making Lemonade: Preparing for Social Media Failures - Thursday, April 25



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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Third Annual Kenosha Volunteer Fair

Monday, April 22nd

11:00am - 2:00pm



Kenosha County Job Center

8600 Sheridan Road

Kenosha, WI 


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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:


Join Forward Community Investments

for the opening of AGRICULTURE!


Local artists and chefs celebrating sustainable agriculture.


Wednesday, April 17


Madison, WI


Click here for more details!


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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