• Resources for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting

    Yesterday the Forum co-hosted the National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting, along with the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women’s Funding Network. This was the first in a series of three teleconferences on […]

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  • Giving USA 2016 reports that 2015 was America’s Most Generous Year Ever

    According to Giving USA, “Charitable donations hit record for second year in a row, at estimated $373.25 billion. Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row, reports Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year […]

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  • Wisconsin Philanthropy Network has moved

    Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN), formerly Donors Forum of Wisconsin, is always looking for ways in which we can better serve our members. Part of that improvement comes today when WPN relocates to new office space in Brookfield, WI.   Effective Thursday, May 26, 2016, you can find us at: 15850 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 204 Brookfield, WI […]

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  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Announces New President and CEO

    Oshkosh’s Bill Wyman chosen to lead Foundation OSHKOSH, WI — The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation today announced the appointment of Bill Wyman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 11. He succeeds Diane Abraham, who left the position in October after two years of service. “Bill joins the Foundation at a pivotal moment in […]

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  • Philanthropy and the Social Economy BLUEPRINT 2016 Released

    Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit. Foundation Center partnered with Lucy Bernholz to offer the Blueprint as a GrantCraft guide. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in […]

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  • The House Passes Permanent Charitable Extenders

    Moments ago the House of Representatives passed the PATH Act making the IRA Charitable Rollover and two other charitable giving incentives permanent law. Members of the House showed strong bipartisan support for these important measures with a vote of 318 – 109. This House-passed bill is a victory for the sector, and one of the final hurdles […]

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  • 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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