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Waupaca Area Community Foundation continues making a difference

Our Waupaca Area Community Foundation affiliate partner celebrated its 20th year of improving the quality of life in Waupaca area communities last year, and its recently released 2023 Community Report highlights examples of its impact. Last year 15 scholarship awards totaling $108,000 helped area students further their education. Grants of $748,937 were given to 50 […]

Feeling the Luck of the Irish as I bid Farewell

I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with its parades, shamrocks, leprechauns, and the chance to add green dye to my favorite beverage. This St. Patrick’s Day, I’m celebrating writing my last monthly Loop post! After seven remarkable years, I’m bidding farewell to the Community Foundation and Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI). The Luck of the Irish […]

Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Community Funding Landscape

We live in a generous and resource-rich community that quickly responded to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Additional funds were made available to ensure our community’s nonprofit organizations were able to provide essential services and sustain operations during an unprecedented time. Our nonprofit partners rose to the occasion, innovating to ensure community needs were met and […]

Happy Community Foundation Week!

Posted on Nov 16, 2023, by

We’re celebrating the impact of our foundation and hundreds of other community foundations across the country that are empowering positive social change in neighborhoods, counties, and states. We’re proud to be a member and supporter of the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN), which supports and promotes effective philanthropy in our state. Community Foundation Week, created in […]

Grants and Thanksgiving: Lessons from the Art of Grantwriting Workshop

Thanksgiving and grant writing may not seem immediately similar, but after hosting the Art of Grant Writing Workshop for nonprofit leaders, some interesting parallels came to mind. Talking turkey There is no way around it — grant writing comes with the territory when you’re a nonprofit fundraiser, yet very few of us have received formal […]

After 10 years, NPLI remains focused, agile

“Managing Strategy with Focus and Agility.” That was the theme of the day when the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) Steering Council met for a strategic planning retreat on March 7. Pictured above: Steering Council Retreat – front row – Becky Boulanger, Jeff Hunter, Tammy Geenen. Back row – Rich Thompson, Jeff Hahn, David Weiss, Andrew […]

Supporting a Community Changemaker

Walt Zerrenner makes the Fox Cities a better place to live. Walt and his late wife Aline (pictured above) attended the first Memory Café at the Appleton Atlas Coffee Mill in 2012. They had such a positive experience that Walt joined the Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) Executive Coordinating Committee. Walt and the committee worked […]