• Endow Wisconsin Update

    MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) is spearheading Endow Wisconsin, an exciting initiative designed to enhance individual and corporate support at each of Wisconsin’s 19 nationally accredited community foundations.   Proposed as a tax credit, Endow Wisconsin encourages donors to keep dollars in Wisconsin by providing a valuable incentive for Wisconsinites to share a portion […]

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  • Madison Community Foundation featured in Madison Magazine

    Madison Magazine’s February issue explores Madison area philanthropy and features Madison Community Foundation’s past, present and future with interviews, photos and more. Here is a snippet of the article…to read the full article click here. The city that philanthropy built There’s a philanthropic shift in Madison’s air By: Maggie Ginsberg Madison has long leaned on […]

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  • Record $60 million in grants issued from Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2016

    Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 30, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, community organizations and programs received a historic level of funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. In 2016, the Foundation and its philanthropic donors provided more than $60 million in grants, early results show.  Helping make this generosity possible, Foundation donors expanded their philanthropy by […]

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  • WPN’s 2016 Wisconsin Gives Report Released

    2016 Wisconsin Gives Report Capturing the Impact of Philanthropy As Wisconsin’s premier resource for philanthropy, Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) is committed to ensuring that Wisconsin funders remain informed of current local, regional, national and international trends, sample metrics and benchmarks, best practices, and other data and research. As WPN’s signature publication, the 2016 Wisconsin Gives […]

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  • #GivingTuesday – A Kickoff to the Charitable Season

    #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday […]

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  • Wisconsin Philanthropy Network featured in BizTimes Giving Guide

    2016 Giving Guide Feature Check out the full Giving Guide.

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  • Hurricane Matthew hits the U.S.

    Hurricane Matthew has already begun to barrel down on parts if the U.S. We wanted to share several resources. First, here are several Center for Disaster Philanthropy resources that may be useful to you: The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook – this resource is always available to assist funders with a host of strategies that funders can […]

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  • Trends Among Family Foundations Released

    As the philanthropic world evolves, there are some interesting trends in family foundations. The number of foundations is growing, giving is growing, and the impact made by family philanthropists is growing. According to the recent 2015 Trends Study conducted by the Urban Institute and the National Center for Family Philanthropy, a review of a representative […]

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  • ​Top Trends Among Women in Philanthropy

    With the release of the study “How and Why Women Give 2015” from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, a focus on the philanthropic efforts of women is at an all-time high. In response to the study, Kiersten Marek of Inside Philanthropy notes several emerging trends in women and philanthropy. While 2016 is well underway, these trends […]

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  • ​Embrace Failure, Cultivate Change

    We all can learn from our mistakes, but publicly acknowledging them is often a different story. More and more organizations, such as the the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, are coming forward and “embracing their failures” in an effort to bring about real and substantial change to organizational practice, strategies, grantmaking, and overall impact. Rick […]

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