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Compensation and benefits survey to launch Oct. 1

Pillars team meeting. Photo by Lisa Strandberg By Lisa Strandberg, project director, InterSector A pilot wouldn’t fly a plane without consulting dashboard gauges. Unfortunately, many nonprofit leaders pilot their organizations without easy access to the information they need to stay on course. A free regional nonprofit compensation and benefits survey will launch in October to […]

Clintonville’s new Community Hero

One of our five affiliate partners, the Clintonville Area Foundation (CAF), has bestowed its 2019 Community Heroes Award on local volunteer Ralph Williams. The award ceremony was part of the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, The Art of Living/Giving, held at the Perform Clintonville Riverside Golf Course. Here is a slideshow from the event. Click the arrows […]

Appleton cemetery hires goats as weed-eaters

12 hungry goats are keeping things tidy at an Appleton cemetery, thanks to an anonymous donor’s fund within the Community Foundation. Cemeteries are usually quiet places, where one can reflect. But visitors to St. Mary’s Cemetery in Appleton may hear an occasional munching sound, or even a bleat. The cemetery hired an unusual landscaping crew […]

Land Trust making a point about preservation

Posted on Sep 11, 2019, by

Stand on the overlook at Wequiock Falls north of Green Bay and you will see a fence loaded with padlocks, some inscribed with initials. An international craze called “love locks” has found this remote Brown County Park along Highway 57. Lovers have clipped the locks on the chain link fence as testimony to the permanence […]

How you can help Hurricane Dorian victims

Photo via Center for Disaster Philanthropy. If you’re interested in a trustworthy way to help the victims from Hurricane Dorian, community foundations throughout the southeast have activated disaster relief funds to help those in the Bahamas and the eastern United States affected by the storm. Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday, September […]

Women’s Fund Luncheon Celebrates 19 Years

Posted on Sep 5, 2019, by

More than 900 people gathered at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton for the 19th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker, Hannah Davis, founder and CEO of BANGS Shoes, told the crowd about her journey from teaching English in China to becoming the CEO of an international company. By Julie Keller, […]

Grant helps atlas that’s for the birds

Posted on Aug 29, 2019, by

If you need to know how many cardinals are in your neighborhood and whether their population is rising or crashing, there’s a book that can help you. The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas – researched and published every five years – uses informed volunteers to track the mix of birds across the state and how the […]