UW's Center for Nonprofits

Providing students, scholars and community practitioners a platform to collaborate on issues of critical importance to civil society and the nonprofit sector. 

Our Sponsors

The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Wisconsin Partnership Program

The Bender Foundation, Inc.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The UW Brittingham Fund, Inc.

Meriter Foundation / The Center for Nursing Excellence

The Alliant Energy Foundation

The Bonner Foundation

American Family Insurance

St. Mary’s Hospital

Wipfli, LLP

Robert Glinert, MD and Judith Fitzgerald, MD

The 2014 Conference on Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits

May 28-30, 2014

Fluno Center for Executive Education

601 University Ave, Madison, WI, WI 53715

Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits has become one of the premier conferences for nonprofits in the Midwest. During its 19 years of existence, the conference has attracted more than 1,400 individuals representing 950 different nonprofit organizations.    

Through 4 general and 17 elective sessions presented by experienced faculty, the conference offers you: a fresh outlook on philanthropy; the philosophy, fundamentals, and framework of good, solid development; individual consultations with faculty; realities of attracting corporate and foundation support; using social media to expand your reach; effective techniques on how to develop relationships leading to gifts, making meaningful asks, working with boards, and showing gratitude; and many others.

Anyone contributing to the operations of a nonprofit organization will benefit from this program. Whether your role is to increase gifts to the annual fund or to search for those elusive major gift donors, you will walk away from this conference with usable techniques that will return your investment in the program many times over!

 For detailed information, please visit the 20th Conference on Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits

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  • Education
    Education: Supporting academic degrees that prepare the next generation of nonprofit and community leaders.
  • Internships
    Internships: Proceeds from the UW Spring Football game will benefit the Center for Nonprofits student internship program.
  • Outreach
    Outreach: Drawing connections between practitioners and the UW through educational programs that build capacity in the nonprofit sector.
  • Research
    Research: Exploring the issues impacting civil society and nonprofits nationally and internationally.

UW Spring Football Game

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Proceeds from the 2012 UW Spring Football Game will go to the UW Center for Nonprofits new student internship program.

The April 28th game at Camp Randall Stadium included honorary chair Al Toon, UW alum, Badger football great and former New York Jets Wide Receiver.


Beckner Research Digests

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These synthesized reports highlight scholarly research conducted by academic leaders in the nonprofit field and include faculty submissions from across the UW. The series is led by Assistant
Professor Brian Christens and made possible with generous funding from the Meta Schroeder Beckner Endowment.



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This series explores the contemporary issues impacting civil society and the nonprofit sector.

Practitioners, volunteers, community leaders and students, faculty and staff learn about emerging trends and best practices, and build solutions together.


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