2017 Statewide Conference on Philanthropy Exhibitors

WPN’s 2017 Statewide Conference on Philanthropy 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.

Join us on November 1 in Milwaukee, WI to meet and learn more about our growing list of exhibitors:

Association for Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin & Greater Madison Chapters


The Association of Fundraising Professionals is a partnership of people and organizations devoted to advancing ethical and effective philanthropy through education, professional development, networking and outreach. Our core purpose is to advance ethical and effective fundraising. Contact: Erin Richardson, Chapter Administrator, chapteradmin@afpsewi.org, 414.399.0281

Bromelkamp Company LLC

Bromelkamp Company is a leading provider of foundation management software, serving more than 200 grant making organizations. We stay connected to our customers to offer creative solutions that are designed from their point of view. Our newest product, Akoya.net, is a customizable CRM system tailored to the unique needs of each client, including contacts tracking, grant/scholarship management, volunteering, fundraising, fund accounting, PRI’s, and more. Optional web portals for applicants and reviewers (eGrant.net) and donors (Fundweb.net) allow for a completely paperless office. Privately owned and operated since 1978, we remain committed to outstanding customer service, and we earn lifelong partnerships through customer satisfaction, not contracts. Contact: Maddie Hallberg, Sales and Marketing Associate, maddie@bromelkamp.com, 612.767.6701 x12

Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.

Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. is a national housing developer based in Milwaukee with more than 8,500 unites of housing serving populations such as homeless, veterans, vision and hearing impaired, development disabilities, seniors, and affordable housing. Contact: Ben Holt, Marketing Development Specialist, bholt@cardinalcapital.us, 262.389.0484

Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

Serving the planned giving industry for 30+ years, Crescendo Interactive provides all the tools and services to market major and planned gifts. Our fully integrated marketing system features custom and mobile websites, enewsletters for donors and advisors, marketing literature, bequest campaigns, social networking, analytics, proposal software, training and more. Visit CrescendoInteractive.com for more information. Contact: Sharon Park, Administrative Coordinator, Sharon@cresmail.com, 800-858-9154



Digicorp is an IT Engineering firm focusing on a wide range of solutions and services to support IT network communications. Our product/service offerings include IT Support/Help Desk Services, IT network infrastructure (switches, servers, storage, low voltage/structured cabling, etc.), network security & compliance solutions (firewall, antivirus, email encryption & archiving, etc.), data backup & disaster recovery solutions, wireless networking, telephone systems, and video surveillance systems. Contact: Jeff Jezuit, Account Executive, jjezuit@digicorp-inc.com, 262-402-6145

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College is a two year technical college that offers 64 different programs. Students can study programs such as manufacturing, nursing, marketing, and many, many more! Financial aid is available to study at Gateway. Come to the booth to find out more information! Contact: Amanda Virzi, Director of College Access, virzia@gtc.edu, 630.712.6410

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations


GEO is a diverse community of more than 550 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success. Visit www.geofunders.org for more information.   Contact: Jason Twiss, Director of Member Engagement, twiss@geofunders.org, 202.898.1841

Greater Giving

Your resource for fundraising technology solutions and ideas for nonprofit & charity fundraising events, Greater Giving is dedicated to providing technology solutions to the nonprofit community in order to improve their fundraising efforts. Greater Giving also provides free fundraising education programs throughout the year, including webinars, white papers and live seminars. For more information, visit www.greatergiving.com.  Contact: Tracey Lorts, Community Marketing Manager, tlorts@greatergiving.com, 503.597.0583.

HBIHelen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management (UW - Milwaukee)

The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management (HBI) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee develops nonprofit leaders who change lives. Established in 2001 as the first nonprofit academic center in Wisconsin, HBI’s mission is to improve the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research and service. Contact: Bryce Lord, Business Manager, balord@uwm.edu, 414.229.3176


IndependenceFirst is a leading provider of advocacy and in-home and community support for people with disabilities of all kinds, in all age groups.  For nearly 40 years we have made a difference in their lives, providing services that increase their independence and integrate them fully into the life of the community. 

Our Mobility Store is the only program of its kind in Wisconsin, serving as a resource for cost-effective, durable medical and mobility equipment offered at deeply discounted rates (up to 70% off retail prices).  We operate stores in Madison and Milwaukee and, through collaborative agreements with each of the state’s Independent Living Centers (ILCs), provide services statewide.   Contact: Lee Schulz, President and CEO, LSchulz@independencefirst.org, 414.226.8301 or Starlet Hayes, Fund Development and Communication Director, SHayes@independencefirst.org, 414.226.8305.

Latz and Company

Latz & Company is a strategic leadership, fund development and communications group. We provide an array of services centered on fundraising, development and institutional advancement.  All are designed to enhance and optimize a mission driven organization’s philanthropic potential. Contact: Brian J. Murphy, Partner, brian@latzandco.com, 773.908.6629

Midwest Asset Management

Midwest Asset is an independent investment advisor helping charitable organization to achieve their investment goals. Learn more at www.quantmanagement.com. Contact: James W. Byrd, President and Chief Investment Officer, jwb@quantmanagement.com, 608.273.2900.

Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film shows a wide variety of films that entertain and engage audiences; films both global and local - such as 53206 and The Blood is at the Doorstep. We are also able to coordinate private screenings of thought-provoking films for business resource groups and other community groups. We foster filmmaking in the region to provide opportunities for storytellers in commercial productions and independent works. We provide teachers from kindergarten to college with resources to teach film and use media in the classroom. Contact: Jessica Bursi, Development Director, jessica@mkefilm.org, 414-755-1965 x212.


Montae Creative

We serve organizations who are doing good in the world. We take the time to listen before crafting quality films. We are passionate about producing inspiring films that help organizations connect with their audience. Contact: Beky Smith, Film Producer & Editor, beky@montaecreative.com, 608-620-1822

National Investment Services (NIS)FINAL_NIS_Logo_Full_Color

National Investment Services (NIS) manages fixed income and equity strategies designed to provide consistent performance and downside protection through uncertain markets. NIS, headquartered in Milwaukee, has served this mission for almost 25 years by partnering with clients and consultants on their unique objectives using an agile investment process. We put client needs first through employee ownership and a collaborative, team-oriented culture. Contact: Ray Caprio, Director, rcaprio@nisi.net, 312-335-8300

Reilly, Penner & Benton LLP

Reilly, Penner & Benton LLP (RPB) is a full service certified public accounting firm founded in 1907. RPB has been working with non-profits in Wisconsin for the last 110 years. Our firm provides financial statement audits, review, and compilations; employee benefit plan audits; tax preparation and planning; bookkeeping and accounting support. Contact: Brian J. Mechenich, Partner, bmechenich@rpbllp.com, 414.271.7800


SmartSimple offers a robust, end-to-end grants management solution that makes it easy for family, community and private foundations to track, manage and report across multiple grants programs, giving true insight into the impact of your funding efforts. No two foundations are alike. That’s why our technology comes with the flexibility to fit your unique needs and deliver innovative solutions that transform how you manage your granting programs.

In a single online solution, GMS360° gives you complete control and visibility over the entire granting process. From the initial call for proposals to reporting on final outcomes, GMS360° helps foundations stay on top of everything from correspondence with applicants, to monitoring budgets and reporting, eliminating hours of paper shuffling and administration. Contact: Alex Wong, Director of Marketing, awong@smartsimple.com, 866-239-0991

Sort_Sol_Logo_COLOURSort Sol Group

Sort Sol Group engages social sector, business, education, government, and philanthropic leaders to be a collective force for community change. Within a networked model, our core practice areas for alliances and individual organizations include collaboration, governance, business model design, leadership, & strategy development. Contact: Ben Williams, Founder/Managing Partner, ben@sortsolgroup.org, 608-516-9535

Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Spectrum Nonprofit Services provides strategy and management expertise to guide and empower nonprofit clients in making ongoing strategic decisions that foster impact in the communities in which they operate. Our approach at Spectrum Nonprofit Services is rooted in the organizational necessity of nonprofit’s integrating finances, mission, and leadership.  Contact: Steve Strang, Practice Director, Senior Consultant, sstrang@spectrumnonprofit.com, 414-727-4676

Spectrum Resources

Spectrum Resources is a Managed Services Provider for all of your commercial print, promotional products, branded apparel and warehousing needs. Whether you’re a small business or a large, multinational corporation, you can enjoy our full spectrum of services, from design to distribution. You deserve the full Spectrum. Contact: Mike Eastley, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, meastley@specresoures.biz, 262.439.6636


Victura Communications

Victura Communications is a public relations and communications firm for nonprofits and foundations, run by people with extensive nonprofit and philanthropic experience. We understand the challenges you face because we've faced them ourselves. We’re here to help you win the hearts and minds of supporters so you can focus on what’s most important – your mission.

We work with clients on a wide range of communications needs, from strategy to tactics and operations. Whether you’re looking for help creating a strategic or campaign-specific communications plan, branding your online presence, engaging the press to earn media on a story critical to your mission or setting up a clear, eye-catching and functional issue website, we’re here to support you. In everything we do, our goal is to work ourselves out of a job, so when our engagement is complete your staff is prepared with the tools and training to continue this important work. Contact: Susie Seidelman, Director, Susie@victuracommunications.com, 414-459-9378

Wisconsin Community Health Fund

The Wisconsin Community Health Fund (WCHF) grows and focuses resources for healthy communities through innovative partnerships with government, philanthropic, health care, and business sectors. State health priorities are realized through WCHF’s support to health coalitions and evidenced based strategies for improvement, the development of a community health philanthropy network and the promotion of a focused agenda for health improvement. Contact: Rebecca Thompson, CPA, CFRE, rebeccat.wchf@gmail.com, 608.228.5044

Gain business visibility by becoming an Exhibitor

Top reasons to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor:

  • Network with Wisconsin philanthropic and nonprofit leaders
  • Raise awareness of your business as a leader in advancing and promoting the future of Wisconsin
  • Build and strengthen relationships and partnerships.
  • Connect with current associates and meet new ones.
  • Engage with industry colleagues.

Exhibitor Opportunity - $500

  • 6’ x 8’ exhibit space, including: 6’ draped and skirted table with two chairs; Exhibitor access to the exhibit hall and all sessions
  • Opportunity to raise awareness of your brand and to engage with hundreds of conference attendees

Statewide Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Flyer and Exhibitor Application

Contact Caty Bulgrin, Director of Operations & Research, with any questions 262.317.6004.