• ​Understanding the Differences in Corporate Giving

    Why is it possible to find 990 information on some corporations’ giving programs and not others? Why is it easy to find giving guidelines for certain businesses and virtually none for others? The answers to these questions and others may lie in what type of giving program a particular corporation maintains. Do they have a […]

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  • Foundations are Using Alternative Approaches to Investing

    This past July, the Council on Foundations and the Commonfund Institute released their collaborative study examining foundation perspectives and practices of responsible investing. Foundations are looking for new ways to invest in their communities and considering alternative approaches to managing their endowments. Elizabeth Krempley, Director of Communications at the Council on Foundations, points to the […]

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  • Endow Wisconsin Initiative Reaches New Milestone

    Shelli Marquardt, President of the Waukesha County Community Foundation, Curt Detjen, President of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Caty Bulgrin and Jill Van Calster met with Governor Walker regarding the possibility of getting the Endow Wisconsin Tax Credit included in the upcoming biennial budget. At the end of the meeting, Governor Walker stated that he supports […]

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  • Enhancing Philanthropic Impact through Collaboration

    Collaboration in philanthropy isn’t always easy. However, as Neera Nundy, co-founder and partner at Dasra, and Ann Paisley Chandler, a frequent contributor to philanthropic journalism, point out in their thoughts on collective impact in the Stanford Social Innovation Review(SSIR), it is not only possible but also necessary. Wisconsin Philanthropy Network invites you to explore the […]

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  • New Super-rich Generation to Receive Largest Wealth Transfer

    Quentin Fottrell, in MSN’s MarketWatch, noted that, according to “Preparing for Tomorrow: A Report on Family Wealth Transfers,” ultra high net worth individuals will transfer nearly $4 trillion to the next generation in the next ten years. With this transfer already underway, and with “succession and inheritance issues” noted as being the greatest concern for […]

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  • Herb Kohl Philanthropies to fund all Wisconsin teacher requests on DonorsChoose.org

    According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, Wisconsin teachers who posted a request for their classrooms on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org will have woken up to a pleasant surprise this Tuesday morning. Every single request solicited by a Wisconsin educator on DonorsChoose.org has been fully funded by the charitable group Herb Kohl Philanthropies, which is […]

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  • Important Lessons for New Philanthropists

    In response to Napster co-founder Sean Parker’s critique of traditional philanthropy, Kimberly Dasher Tripp, founder of Strategy for Scale, and Michael Bear Kleinman, director of investments at Humanity United, offer up five tips on how to gain leverage and make an impact in the world of “hacker philanthropists”. Tripp and Kleinman know that every new […]

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  • Five Lessons in Scaling Impact and Growth

    New York City’s Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is just one example of how White House Social Innovation Fund (SIF) subgrantees are successfully developing program strategies for greater philanthropic growth and impact. Account supervisor for Edelman’s in Washington, DC, Katie Mounts, takes a look at how CEO’s model uses cross-sector collaborations, utilizing the strengths of […]

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  • Strategically Driven Donations Among this Year’s Philanthropic Trends

    Bruce DeBoskey, a nationally recognized philanthropic strategist with The DeBoskey Group, spoke earlier this year at a Wisconsin Philanthropy Network program on the latest trends in strategic philanthropy. During his presentation, he addressed issues such as the expanding influence of women, program-related investments (PRIs), how the rising generations of givers are different, and five steps […]

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  • Waukesha County Community Foundation Announces New President

    The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has selected Shelli Marquardt of Delafield as its new president, effective July 5. The search was conducted by the board’s executive committee. Shelli has served as philanthropy executive director for the north and central markets of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare since 2004, where she manages philanthropy for St Francis, Franklin, St […]

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