National nonprofit leader visits Milwaukee

U.S. Bank, in partnership with the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, will host a seminar led by David La Piana, a nationwide consultant who provides solutions to strategic issues faced by nonprofit organizations and their supporters on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stritch University.
“It was absolutely perfect timing for us to team up with the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee,” said Barbara Markoff, community development officer at U.S. Bank. “La Piana is very well respected within the nonprofit community, and he has a strong emphasis on collaboration. It was a great way for us to offer value to some of our nonprofit clientele in the community.”
Milwaukee is one of three stops in a U.S. Bank tour for La Piana, Markoff said.
“As corporations increase their activity in the social sphere and nonprofits reach out for broader resources, new partnership strategies and organizational structures are emerging,” said La Piana. “The blending of the nonprofit, public and private sectors creates new competitive and collaborative opportunities.”
The seminar will feature a keynote presentation by La Piana entitled: “Sector Blending – Moving at the Speed of Change” and will be followed by a hands on workshop with participants from nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, foundations and even government entities, Markoff said.
“His message applies to everyone,” Markoff said. “The future is going to require all of us, U.S. Bank included, to work together to make sure the nonprofit community can survive and thrive. All of us, the entire community, benefits from the safety net of services that the nonprofit community provides here.”
La Piana is the author of The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid Response World (2008).
Registration for the event is $40 for Nonprofit Center members and partners, $60 for nonmembers and $25 for students. For more information about the seminar, visit or email

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