Nonprofit Calendar

*Friday, June 14, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) will unveil a new exhibit titled “30 Americans,” which features 31 contemporary works by African American artists. The exhibit explores race, gender, identity and culture through art and will be on display through Sept. 8. MAM will also display a complementary exhibit, “Wisconsin 30,” with creations from African American artists in the state. MAM admission will be free to the public on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, in celebration of a Community Days event highlighting MAM’s 125th anniversary and the opening of the new exhibits. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MAM is located at 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. For more information about MAM and its exhibits, visit www.mam.org.

*Friday, June 14, Easter Seals will hold its 7th annual “Walk With Me” fundraising event to support people with disabilities and the nonprofit organization’s disability services. The one-mile walk will guide participants along Lake Michigan’s Lakefront and Urban Park on festival grounds. The event coincides with Polish Fest, and all registered walkers will receive free admission to Polish Fest following the walk. Prior to the walk, attendees can enjoy live music performed by The All-Star SUPERband at the Potawatomi Stage, which will feature additional entertainment after the walk as well. Registration for the event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the festival’s main gate, and the walk will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Participants who fundraise at least $50 will take home an event t-shirt. For more information and registration details, visit www.wi-se.easterseals.com.

*Monday, June 17, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Milwaukee Chapter will team up with BoardStar, Inc. to present its July Social & Networking Event focused on “Advice from Both Sides of the Boardroom Table.” At the free event, both young professionals serving on boards and nonprofit executives looking to add young professionals to their boards will discuss ways to connect with area nonprofits. The representatives will also touch on what organizations value in young professional board members. The social and networking will be held at the Miller Inn, 3979 W. State St. in Milwaukee, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To register, click here.

*Thursday, June 20, Well City Milwaukee will offer business owners a Well City Orientation to highlight best practices of workplace wellness programs. Attendees will receive a step-by-step guide outlining ways to create effective, affordable wellness programs. The orientation is free and aligns with Well City Milwaukee’s efforts to make Milwaukee one of the country’s healthiest cities through employee wellness. The orientation will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will be hosted by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) at its offices, located at 756 N. Milwaukee St. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit www.mmac.org/events.

*Thursday, June 20, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will hold a workshop titled “Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits.” The workshop will help nonprofits learn where to start in forming a marketing strategy using social media tools. Presenter Matt Brown, MKE123 Coordinator at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, will cover the basics of social media and then expand on best practices to consider for social media marketing. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, located at 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. Cost is $35 for Nonprofit Center members and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) agencies and $50 for nonmembers. Participants must register at least three days in advance. For more information or to register, visit www.nonprofitcentermilwaukee.org.

*Friday, June 21, Best Buddies Wisconsin will present the inaugural “Milwaukee Glow in the Night 5K” to help the nonprofit build financial support and advance its mission of providing leadership and friendship opportunities for people with disabilities. The run is one of seven being held by the organization across the country. The Milwaukee race will start at 8:30 p.m. at Hart Park, located at 7300 W. Chestnut St. in Wauwatosa. Race organizers recommend runners wear white t-shirts during the 3.1-mile race, during which they will be immersed in color dust under black lights. The event is open to athletes of all skill levels, and the race will not be timed. An after-party featuring music and food will also be a part of the event. Race admission costs $40. For more information or to sign up, visit www.glowinthenight5K.com.

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