• Giving In Numbers – 2015 Edition Report Provides Benchmarking for Corporate Philanthropy

    The 2015 Giving In Numbers report marks the 10th anniversary edition published by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP). CECP is a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance. Founded in 1999, CECP has grown to a movement of more than 150 CEOs of the […]

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  • Would you create lasting change in the community to gain a tax credit

    Connecting to Philanthropy: Would you create lasting change in the community to gain a tax credit? (July 10, 2015) Many Wisconsinites head south for more than the warmer weather; they are also looking for ways to reduce the tax burden on their wealth. With Wisconsinites and their wealth leaving the state, there are fewer funds […]

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  • Accomplishing individual philanthropic goals with meaningful contributions

    Connecting to Philanthropy: Accomplishing individual philanthropic goals with meaningful contributions (June 5, 2015) Foundations are making an impact in the community – but did you know that giving by foundations is only 15 percent of total contributions made to nonprofits? “Individual giving provides 72 percent, bequests provide 8 percent, and corporations provide 5 percent of […]

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  • WPN Announces New Board Member Erin Frederick

    MILWAUKEE, June 1, 2015 – Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN) announced a new member to its Board of Directors, elected by the organization’s membership at WPN’s Annual Meeting on May 19, 2015. Joining the WPN Board of Directors is Erin Frederick, Senior Program Officer for the Zilber Family Foundation in Milwaukee. According to Jill Van Calster, […]

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  • Donors Forum of Wisconsin is NOW Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

    Effective May 19, 2015, Donors Forum of Wisconsin is now Wisconsin Philanthropy Network. Wisconsin Philanthropy Network more fully expresses our mission and vision for the future without deviating from the values and principles that our organization has embraced over the past 37 years. Although our name has changed, our philosophy remains the same and we will […]

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  • When a charity makes a profit, is your instinct to applaud or protest?

    Read about Dan Pallotta’s call to free nonprofits: Connecting to Philanthropy: When a charity makes a profit, is your instinct to applaud or protest? (May 1, 2015) Dan Pallotta, a pioneering social entrepreneur, argues that the public’s mindset of the nonprofit sector needs to change.He shares that the public expectation is often that nonprofits shouldn’t focus […]

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    Become a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2015 VIEWPOINTS Conference

    Put your organization in front of Wisconsin philanthropic and nonprofit leaders   Network with Wisconsin philanthropic & nonprofit leaders WPN’s 2015 VIEWPOINTS Conference is the largest gathering of the philanthropic and nonprofit community in Wisconsin, attended by hundreds of Wisconsin foundation CEOs, trustees, grantmaking professionals, and nonprofit leaders. Hear opposing views on hot topics from expert […]

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  • Our members are tackling Milwaukee’s teen pregnancy rates through a community collaborative

    Read about our members’ work in our April BizTimes article: Connecting to Philanthropy: Community collaborative tackles Milwaukee’s teen pregnancy rates (April 3, 2015) “Have a baby too young and it’ll control your life” the ad reads. You may have seen these recent ads at bus shelters – they’re designed to make teens think twice before […]

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