Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies


With nonprofits growing in numbers and scope around the world, providing connections and content to support the sector becomes even more significant. The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, or CommNS, is a hub for faculty, students, professionals, and community partners to collaborate on research and practice that affects the well-being of communities as well as the civic and nonprofit sectors.

We are delighted to formally announce the details of our April 17th event focused on “Funding and Social Change”! Please spread the word and register now! 

Here’s the live link for registration:


In the News:
Congratulations to CommNS Affiliate Shannon Sparks
, Academic Partner of the Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health. This organization was one of seven to receive recognition through the 2017 Community-University Partnership Awards last month. The Healthy Hmong Women project is one of the “exemplary partnerships that get to the heart of the Wisconsin Idea.”

Check out the article here:


Congratulations to CommNS Affiliate Alfonso Morales for his work with farmers’ market managers and their use of data, highlighted in this recent article. Along with graduate student Lauren Suerth, their work has supported markets in Wisconsin and across the country.

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Contact us

Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies
1300 Linden Drive
4285M Nancy Nicholas Hall
Madison, WI 53706