Tag Archives: CNPL

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Beyond UW-Madison with CNPL Grad Molly Reddy

When Molly Reddy ’10 started her academic studies at UW-Madison, she did not know how much her life path would be impacted by design thinking and the School of Human Ecology (SoHE).  In fact, design thinking had not yet been established at the UW-Madison. As a freshman, Reddy started as a College of Letters and […]

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Register Now: Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Event

Join us in celebrating the 24th annual Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits conference at the University of Wisconsin Madison, recently awarded “Best Nonprofit Conference” by everyaction.com! This conference will give you the tools necessary to grow your nonprofit. Hear from some of the best fundraisers, grant writers, and community leaders in the Midwest. The conference […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 19-January 25

Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship When Parents are Incarcerated “Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that […]

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Nonprofit Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

The United States’ nonprofit workforce is the third largest, trailing retail and manufacturing with more than 1.4M tax-exempt organizations – or roughly 100x greater than the number of Starbucks in the United States. [1] These organizations are the community backbone, working on issues ranging from human services to the environment, animals, culture and humanities. And, […]

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CNPL Undergrad Wins Fellowship

UW-Madison sophomore Mallory Swenson (Community & Nonprofit Leadership) , in partnership with the the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, WI, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to help the center increase nutrition at its food pantry. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program […]

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CommNS to Lead Incubator Project to Promote Partnerships in Guadalajara, Mexico

I am excited this month to share that a project proposal developed within the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (CommNS), one of the SoHE Centers of Excellence, has been selected by the UW Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) for funding. The project, titled “Connecting Landscapes in the Greater Guadalajara Socio-Ecological Ecosystem: An […]

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CNPL Coursework & Careers

Our caring faculty delivers education, outreach, and applied research to help prepare you for a meaningful career supporting and empowering children, teens, adults, families, and communities. CNPL coursework focuses on four main areas; governance and management, philanthropy and service, program planning and evaluation, and communications. CNPL internships and group projects provide you with real-world problem […]

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CNPL Student Resources

National Professional Associations Your link to certification info, job leads, internships, and more. Check with each for student rates. National Council of Nonprofits Association of Fundraising Professionals Independent Sector The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group Association for Healthcare Philanthropy The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy Social Media We […]

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CNPL Faculty & Research

Kendra Alexander Assistant Professor 4157 Nancy Nicholas Hall | 608-262-4227 kpalexander2@wisc.edu Lori Bakken CV Professor 4145 Nancy Nicholas Hall | 608-890-0221 lbakken@wisc.edu Connie Flanagan CV Professor 4153 Nancy Nicholas Hall | 608-263-2291 caflanagan@wisc.edu Jennifer Gaddis Assistant Professor 4251 Nancy Nicholas Hall | 617-320-4501 jgaddis@wisc.edu Leah Horowitz Assistant Professor 80, Science Hall lhorowitz@wisc.edu Michael Maguire CV Faculty […]

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CNPL Student Life

Center for Community and Nonprofits UW-Madison SoHE has unique benefits for CNPL students. One is our impressive Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies—or CommNS—a collaborative hub that brings together students, faculty, professionals, and community partners. Student Organizations Community & Nonprofit Leaders UW fosters a supportive community for CNPL students by providing professional development, supplemental education, community […]

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Community & Nonprofit Leadership

Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) develops caring professionals to lead in the thriving nonprofit sector. In smaller, inclusive, project-based courses, CNPL students collaborate with each other and community partners. Through service-learning, applied research, and internship experiences, students impact the community even before they graduate. CNPL graduates are prepared for a range of careers that support […]