participate in Madison Nonprofit Day

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Workshops and Activities for the 2012 Madison Nonprofit Day will be published around the 10 July 2010. Until then, please feel free to browse through last years activities or send a .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for any you'd like to see again this year.


Thu, August 05, 2010

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Warner Park Nature/Bird Walk »

Madison's North Side offers human diversity and an unexpected biodiversity. Trish O'Kane has found over 91 species of birds in Warner Park. She has shared morning coffee with a bald eagle, an ovenbird, a sora, and spent several cocktail hours watching two great horned owls court. The biodiversity in just one dead tree - favorite bird perches - can be…

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Stepping Up:  Moving from Member to BOARD Member »

Nonprofit organizations are run by volunteer Boards of Directors. Nonprofits are often looking for new people to add to the Board - could you be one of them? This session will describe how Board of Directors operate, what kind of responsibilities Board members have, and what might be expected of you if you join a Board. We'll also talk about…

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Breaking Good Habits: Writing Effective Donor Letters »

"Dear John, please send money" —Excellent donor writing can make the difference between engagement and the recycle bin. Capture more readers for your mission by learning writing techniques for today’s donors. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Identify at least three reasons fund raising letters are often ineffective, (2) Justify breaking a few “rules,”…

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NESCO Open House »

North/Eastside Senior Coalition (NESCO)
The North/Eastside Senior Coalition (NESCO) welcomes you to come visit their Warner Park Recreation Center location, meet the staff, learn more about the programs and services offered, and become familiar with the organization. The North/Eastside Senior Coalition is celebrating 35 years of service while earning the reputation as one of Dane County’s premier senior centers. The mission of the North/Eastside…

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Troy Gardens Tour »

Community GroundWorks, the non-profit that stewards the land at Troy Gardens, cultivates healthful produce, sustainability and community empowerment with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds through urban farming, gardening and natural areas restoration. Join us for a walk through the gardens while learning about the history of the project and the innovative and expanding work of this Northside nonprofit. The…

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How to ask for Money »

Gaining Major Donors
This “crash course” in fundraising is designed to provide Board members and staff with basic concepts in major donor cultivation and solicitation. We start with current philanthropic trends and essential information about why people give money, and end with a fool-proof outline that anyone can use to ask for anything. Attendees emerge feeling that fundraising is a little less frightening…

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MSCR Art Cart (Willy St. Park) »

Co-sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and MSCR The Art Cart is a free, traveling art program that provides creative, outdoor art-making experiences to children ages 3+ and their families. Activities include both group and individual projects, with a variety of materials. Friday afternoon features plaster casting on the beach and the week of July 14 features the…

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Building Your Website with ExpressionEngine CMS »

Nonprofits need a website for a number of reasons, including: for presence, information distribution, communication, connection with a wider, broader audience, to create an organizational brand, and more. While the debate on "whether or not your nonprofit needs a website has been settled and filed, the debate on which content management system (CMS) is still wide open. There are a…

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Blooming Butterflies »

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Conservatory, including low-flyers like the playful yellow and black striped zebras and bright orange julias. More than a dozen species of butterflies, native to both Wisconsin and the more tropical areas of the southern United States can be seen…

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Collaborative Fundraising Project »

Joining Together, To Make A Difference
The Collaborative Fundraising Project is a pilot effort to explore ways that groups of nonprofit organizations can join together to raise money. The idea, at least its implementation for the Madison Nonprofit Day, is very simple. Each nonprofit interested in participating in the program recruits at least one business to make a donation. The donation is either a percentage of…

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Top 10 Ways to Use Social Media »

Social Media for Nonprofits
Instead of the usual rhetoric and theory about the benefits of using social media, hear real-world, practical ways to put social media to work for your non-profit. We'll skip the jargon and million-dollar corporate case studies to show ways in which non-profits can quickly and easily use social media tools to spread the word, raise funds, recruit members and achieve…

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Dusting Off Strategic Planning »

Too often a strategic plan collects dust on a shelf. It is time to dust off the practice of strategic planning and make it work for nonprofits. A good strategic plan should be a living document that brings the organization together while providing clear direction. Our facilitation and guidance will help bring consensus and focus to your group so you…

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Flu Clinic Workshop »

Nonprofit Day Senior Programming
Jim Stickels from Wisconsin Literacy will be offering a workshop on the flu in advance of the upcoming flu season. The workshop will include the topics: What are the “seasonal” and the H1N1 flu? What can I do to stay healthy? And, what should I do if I get the flu? A free digital thermometer will be give to each…

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Scavenger Hunt (Goodman Center) »

Join us for a fun and exciting way to discover some of the nonprofits in the Madison area and what they are doing to give back to the community. Each nonprofit has donated an object that represents their organization, which will be hidden at or around the Goodman Community Center. The faster you find the objects and take a picture…

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Making Missions Matter »

A mission statement can make quite an impression, so it is particularly important it is one you intend. A clear mission statement that makes sense can help people understand your purpose and inspire their involvement. It can also help drive decision-making. This session will define terms around an organization's ideology (mission, vision, values), share perspective on the value of revisiting…

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Senior Lunch »

Nonprofit Day Senior Programming
The North/Eastside Senior Coalition is offering up a slate of programming for seniors on Madison Nonprofit Day. The senior lunch will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. As a special treat, the first 30 lunches will be paid for by Madison Nonprofit Day, and Raging Grannies will perform an introductory mix of their singable protest music.…

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Volunteer: The River Food Pantry »

Help distribute free groceries and clothing
If you've ever wanted to know what volunteering at a food pantry is like, now is your chance. Help distribute free groceries and clothing at The River Food Pantry’s Thursday pantry session. Please arrive at 11:30am for a brief on-site volunteer training. By volunteering, you will help see to it that around 120 families will go home with over $100…

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A Taste of Atwood Luncheon »

Restaurants in the Atwood Neighborhood of Madison want to give back. They are supporting and celebrating the nonprofit and neighborhood participants of Madison Nonprofit Day by providing a 'free' lunch. Participate in this buffet style luncheon with food from Atwood's finest. Come learn more about the amazing restaurants in the Atwood neighborhood; sample food from Bunky's Cafe, Mermaid Cafe, Lao…

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Nonprofit Video Profiles »

Madison Nonprofit Day conducted a series of video interviews with local nonprofits to learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it. This quick videos will introduce you to 5-10 local nonprofits so that you can learn more, get involved, or plan for future collaborations.

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Tour: The River »

The River Food Pantry is Dane County’s busiest food pantry, serving over 500 families each week. We offer free groceries, clothing, household items and meal to families struggling to make ends meet. Located on Madison’s Northside, near low income housing, subsidized senior housing and a trailer park, The River provides a much needed social service to residents of one the…

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Nonprofits and Section 508 »

Is Your Website Accessible?
In this workshop we will discuss what it means to be an accessible website, what the government mandates (and for whom), what kinds of questions you should be asking your developers to make sure you are accessible, how to move beyond government mandates and what the future holds for accessibility. This workshop is appropriate for the non-technical, but the presenter…

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Building a Nonprofit Brand »

Effective branding techniques help an organization clarify its message and establish its position. This session introduces practical advice that pushes the way nonprofits think about branding and challenges paradigms about what it takes to be effective. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of communication principles and how to establish the foundation for effective brand-building within the nonprofit arena. Melanie Schmidt,…

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Open Atrium- A Drupal Solution for Nonprofits »

Open Atrium is a Drupal based project and team management system. Open Atrium is an intranet in a box that has group spaces to allow different teams to have their own conversations. It comes with six features - a blog, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, a shoutbox, and a dashboard to manage it all. Join Kevin Ciesielski…

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Yes You Can!  Disability Awareness to Create an Inclusive Organization »

Come, learn ways to promote inclusion and create a welcoming environment for everyone. Take a look at tips and strategies to work with individuals with disabilities in your organizations or programs. Let's talk about person-first language and how to adapt and modify activities to focus on abilities, not DISabilites. Kate Dvorak, Inclusion Specialist, Madison School & Community Recreation Kate Dvorak…

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WordPress for Nonprofits »

WordPress is a easy platform for publishing a website or blog. In this session I'll cover the basics of how to set up, customize and use WordPress for your nonprofit website. Some of the things I will cover are: * The difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org * Themes and plugins * Publishing posts and pages on your site Plus I'll…

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Website Localization »

Making Multi-Language Websites Affordable
“Globalization is an irreversible process, not an option,” - former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. With advances in technology, and the worlds population more mobile than ever been before, the very definition of 'community' has changed. Everything is more global. For most of us, the Internet, and our websites are (or at least could be) the primary tool we use…

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The Toilet Paper Fairy Has Left the Building »

meeting the need for personal and household hygiene products through the PEPartnership
Toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, deodorant, shampoo: these are all products that stay pretty much invisible to us, until suddenly they aren’t there. For most of us, their sudden absence is simply that whoever acts as the Toilet Paper Fairy in our homes has forgotten to get them replaced – but for families coping with poverty, they’re a very…

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Neighborhood Solar Power Plant: Brought to you by Sustainable Atwood »

Community Solar Wisconsin (CSW) has designed an in depth proposal for scaling up solar energy to the community level. At this presentation you will see CSW's proposal for a cooperative membership organization that educates members about solar power and facilitates the creation of solar power plants in our neighborhoods. CSW is working with Sustainable Atwood--a neighborhood-wide sustainability initiative--as a pilot…

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Tree Climbing Demonstration and Tour »

Arborist Sean Gere will demonstrate professional tree climbing and lead a discussion on trees in the Schenk-Atwood neighborhood. Ask Sean about the largest cottonwood in Madison! What's the highest tree he has ever climbed? What kind was it and why did he climb so high? How can you tell if a tree is dying or if it's just had a…

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Homemade Rain Barrel with Hand Pump »

Neighbor and Water Utilities worker of 15 years has a simple and inexpensive way of making rain barrels. His screening system and affordable components help fill his barrels to the brim and are uncomplicated. Jimmy has also lived in the SASY neighborhood all his life, grew up with the "Schoep's" boys, played on Eastwood Drive when it was still a…

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Sustainable Atwood’s Open House »

Our Open House is literally at a neighbor's open house. That's where we start and end--with real neighbors--businesses and residents--in real homes, on computers, meeting at local restaurants, businesses and buildings, in parks, on walks, and in living rooms. Come and check out the following: The Sustainable Atwood (SA) Metro Commute Card is here! If you are currently a bus…

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Green Grub—Serving Yours Up! »

Sustainable Atwood's Potluck
Wishing for social, economic, and ecological sustainability? Don't wait. Make it happen in y/our neighborhood. Bring your greens and grub, cooked or raw, fricasseed or fried, local grocery or garden fresh. The grill is on, free Schoep's Ice Cream bars are icy cold, the tunes are floating and your imagination feeds the fuel of sustainable neighborhood living. Talk to your…

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