English Language Partners of Wisconsin, Inc.
The technical assistance underwritten by the Nonprofit Management Fund allowed the Board of Directors and staff to identify, recruit, and engage individuals to serve on the organization's new Fund Development Committee. Once the Committee is populated, foundational training related to nonprofit fund development will be provided...
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts envisions the ability to reach a donor base in a more consistent and active manner with the addition of our new Executive Director. We see the new Exectutive Director bringing day-to-day consistency in operations, volunteer relations, and interactions with members and visitors.
Arts in Education Initiative
Goal: To strengthen the infrastructure of small arts organizations so that they may better fulfill their missions.
The Nonprofit Management Fund is pleased to share the results of a study that was conducted by Pat Wyzbinski and Shira Apple on the future of local, small, nonprofit arts organizations. The report and its recommendations have been embraced by numerous individuals and groups. In fact, three workgroups have been established to detail projects that will implement those recommendations. To read or download the report, The Importance of Being Small, click here.
Earlier a grant of $36,500 per year for three years was awarded to the Nonprofit Management Fund for a total of $109,500. With this grant 12 small nonprofit arts organizations were awarded diagnostic clinics that assessed the organization’s infrastructure. The final report for each group made recommendations in each of the following areas: Corporate Structure, Board of Directors, Planning, Programs & Services, Personnel, Finance, Technology, Fundraising, and Marketing.
Thus far, the following groups have received a diagnostic clinic:
Upon completion of each clinic, the organizations were encouraged to reapply to the Fund for grants that would assist them in implementing the recommendations. Since the clinics have been completed 13 grants totaling $52,130 have been awarded by the Fund to these organizations.
In addition, each group received a media kit valued at $1,100 containing a video camera, digital camera, microphone, tripod, flip video, MP3 player, extra memory, and a really cool carrying case. This media kit will enable each group to use these tools in teaching, documenting their educational and performance programs, and promoting their organizations on their web sites.