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Votes show hunters and tree-huggers agree on Knowles-Nelson

Your Community Foundation doesn’t often proactively reach out to express its opinion to legislators. We have federally imposed rules as a nonprofit entity. Last summer we saw an issue of high importance and about which we have a great story to share.  When state legislators started talking about ending the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, we knew our […]

Clintonville’s Sue Aschliman: A great community to call home

By Sue Aschliman, Clintonville Area Foundation Board Chair Although I wasn’t raised in Clintonville, I have lived here for over 20 years. I consider myself the biggest cheerleader for Clintonville. I own two local businesses, go to the rec center,  worship and volunteer here. Why? Because this is a great community to call home.   I […]

Stock transfers simple, tax savvy

Gifts of publicly traded stock and other securities are increasing in popularity as donors are finding a stock transfer is a simple and tax-savvy way to support the community while meeting their own financial goals. In 2021, the Community Foundation’s donors gave over $18 million in stock contributions, with 35% of transfers made in December […]

Kim O’Brien to step down as Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s leader

 By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) I am ready for my next adventure in my career!  After nearly seven years with the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI), I’ve decided the timing is right for me to step back and for the organization to move forward with the next leader.   I’ve been working closely […]

Agency Funds Build Lasting Support for Friends of Appleton Public Library

By Kara Sullivan, Executive Director of the Friends of Appleton Public Library In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Friends of Appleton Public Library (Friends) was reminded how strong the community is when three couples stepped forward to support the nonprofit by creating new endowment funds with the Community Foundation. Sandra and Dr. Monroe […]

Chilton Foundation strengthens community with support of many

By Derek McDermott, Board Chair, Chilton Area Community Foundation The Chilton Area Community Foundation continues our commitment to the well-being of everyone in the community and we are thankful for the role community members play in helping fulfill the Community Foundation’s mission. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our fundraising efforts have continued to bear fruit, allowing […]

Leadership Institute Providing Opportunities for Growth

We consider ourselves fortunate at the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative to be part of the professional development journey of so many nonprofit leaders. This year we’re working alongside 15 nonprofit leaders who are investing in their professional development and becoming stronger leaders through participation in the Leadership Institute. During this year-long, cohort-based program, nonprofit senior leaders […]