Lauber Community Partners president Julie Tolan: Inspiring nonprofits to think creatively about the future | Ep. 101

Last updated on December 17th, 2021 at 08:36 am

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Julie Tolan, president of Lauber Community Partners, joins BizTimes associate editors Lauren Anderson and Arthur Thomas to discuss her work in the nonprofit sector. Tolan discusses the challenges nonprofits have in honestly evaluating their programs, the ways in which nonprofits should or shouldn’t be more like a business, and the need for having a communication plan that cuts through all of the things vying for the attention of donors. She also addresses the prospects for the Milwaukee community to meet many existing and future fundraising needs, pointing out that nonprofits need inspire people differently and think creatively about the future, not feel as though their organization is entitled to raise funds because of a legacy.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.