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Wisconsin Philanthropy Network has many leadership initiatives which convene members and the public around common agendas.

Read more about our leadership initiatives below.

Endow Wisconsin creates the opportunity to hold onto assets to help communities grow, change, and be the places where future generations want to live, work, and thrive. This legislation will encourage Wisconsin citizens to invest in their home communities. Those who contribute to the permanent endowments of local community foundations would receive a tax credit. Providing a tax credit inventive to promote giving to permanent endowments has worked in other states. Read more
Get Even More Savvy about Your Grantmaking! Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where—anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks. Access to accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data is critical to understanding the funding landscape and ensuring that your giving is as effective a s it can be. And that’s what this campaign is all about! The campaign to “Get on the Map” is a partnership between Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Read more.
This program is designed to support outstanding nonprofit leaders as they seek to strengthen their organizations by creating a network of empowered, innovative, and resilient leaders, capable of navigating change with the skills and tools necessary to move their organizations toward greater impact. Read more.
The Sustainability & Impact (SI) project is an executive education program designed for non-profit, youth-serving organizations that receive funding from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. The S&I project will impart Social Innovation as a framework for achieving positive, sustainable social change – a departure from conventional charity. Read more.