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Nonprofit Networking Opportunities

Exchanging Ideas

Join us for nonprofit leader conversations and other gatherings.

Nonprofit leader conversations launched in March 2020 in partnership with UW-Madison Extension Brown County. 500+ nonprofit staff, executives and board members have joined us so far, making the conversations a powerful forum for ideas and fresh perspective.

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Nonprofit Get-Together & Social Hour

Wednesday, September 27
4-6 p.m.
Christopher Farm & Gardens, Sheboygan
Fee: $10

Join us for a local nonprofit get-together and social hour with snacks and drinks provided. $2 from every registration will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

This is the first in a series of networking events for nonprofit professionals. Meet new people and learn from peers in the nonprofit sector.

Christopher Farm and Gardens is a private residence that is not open to the public on a regular basis. The 600-acre property includes farmlands, woodlands and botanical gardens. The gardens are located along the western shores of Lake Michigan in the scenic Pigeon river Valley of Mosel Township, Sheboygan County.


Upcoming Conversations

Leader conversations take place on the second and fourth Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. during the months of January through June and September through December. Each session offers an expert discussant who engages in a Q&A with attendees while offering expert insights. The sessions are free, but registration required. Upon registering, a Zoom meeting link will be sent.

Communication Strategies

September 14, 8:30 a.m., Zoom

Your board is asking for it, but how do you know the right combination of efforts to build awareness and create results? Join Bridget Krage O’Connor, president/owner of O’Connor Connective to learn ways you can look at the strategy behind your communication efforts – and still stay sane!  


Donor Prospect & Wealth Screening

September 28, 8:30 a.m., Zoom

How do you determine the potential giving capacity of donors? Watch a demo of one wealth screening tool and learn how your nonprofit might benefit from the rich data it provides. Consultant Tonya Dedering, Principal, Vigeo Nonprofit Advising & Coaching will provide examples of how nonprofits can use the data to be the most effective fundraisers


A Funder's Take on Grantmaking

October 12, 8:30 a.m., Zoom

with Madison Darling of the Provident Health Foundation in Marinette, Wisconsin.


Positive Organizational Culture

October 26, 8:30 a.m., Zoom

with Executive Director Lisa Kogan-Praska of the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.


The Nonprofit Education and Development Network is a collaboration between UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison Extension of Brown County, offering affordable custom training and support services for nonprofit organizations at any time and place that works best for the organization. 

UW-Madison Extension Brown County
Lora Warner Professor

Sharing Ideas

If you have an idea for a speaker or a topic you would to share in an upcoming conversation, please email Lora Warner, Ph.D. 

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