Community and nonprofit efforts are increasingly relied upon to mitigate social problems and meet basic needs, and their educational, organizing and advocacy work has never been more important in addressing systemic problems. However, traditional giving practices have been challenged for their efficacy in creating real change, and securing funding for these efforts continues to be a competitive challenge. Philanthropists, foundations, business leaders and regulatory entities are expanding on traditional giving strategies.
The event will feature keynote speakers Tonya Allen, president of the Skillman Foundation in Detroit, and Penn Loh of Tufts University. This event will be co-hosted by the Badger Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and we are making special efforts to have involvement at this year’s event from community members, practitioners, philanthropists and scholars from across Wisconsin.
Join Wisconsin scholars, practitioners, and community members in this historic moment to explore assumptions, patterns, values and possibilities related to funding and social change.