Nonprofit Calendar

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:40 am

*Saturday, Oct. 19, the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau will hold a free shredding event, “ShredFest,” so that individuals, organizations and companies can shred documents no longer needed and avoid identity theft. The shredding event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Better Business Bureau’s new offices at the Summit Credit Union Building, located at 10019 W. Greenfield Ave. in Milwaukee. Organizers request a maximum of three boxes per car. “ShredFest” belongs to a larger national shredding day spearheaded by Better Business Bureau offices across the country. For more information about the event and for a list of recommended documents to shred, visit www.wisconsin.bbb.org/shredfest.

*Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will host a workshop and training session on “Customer Service and Your Nonprofit.” The session will pinpoint key elements of customer service for nonprofits in terms of ensuring high quality service delivery, attracting and retaining funding, and maintaining a strong reputation in the community. Joyce Mallory, nonprofit consultant at Mallory & Associates, will lead the training. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s office, located at 2819 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. Cost is $25 for Nonprofit Center members and CDBG agencies and $35 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.nonprofitcentermilwaukee.org.

*Saturday, Oct. 26, the public is invited to take part in City Year Milwaukee’s Make a Difference Day service project, which will update Gwen T. Jackson School with murals, quotes, small construction projects and landscaping. At least 100 community volunteers will contribute to the project along with 73 City Year Milwaukee corps members. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome program and 9 a.m. and the service running from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Volunteers will receive bagels in the morning and lunch onsite. Gwen T. Jackson School is located at 2121 W. Hadley St. in Milwaukee. Interested volunteers should contact A.J. MacDonald at amacdonald@cityyear.org or 414-882-2014.

*Friday, Nov. 8, ArtWorks for Milwaukee will hold its annual benefit to raise funds for its 2014 internship program, which pays teenage interns who are facing barriers to employment to complete an art project and teaches them soft work skills along the way. The event, themed “Night by the River,” will include hors d’oeuvres as well as samples of craft beer, fine wines and cocktails. It will also feature live and silent auctions with donated items and services from area businesses along with original artwork from program interns. Event organizers hope to draw at least 400 people to the fundraiser. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the City Center at 735, located at 735 N. Water St. in Milwaukee. For more information, visit www.nightbytheriver.com.

*Saturday, Nov. 9, Guitars for Vets (G4V) in partnership with the Harley Davidson Museum will hold a benefit concert titled “Rock The Rumble” to raise funds for G4V as well as awareness around its nonprofit mission to provide free guitars and music lessons to military veterans. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Harley Davidson Rumble Room, located at the museum at 400 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee. Admission costs $18 for Harley members and $20 for non-members and is free for veterans. For more information about the benefit concert and the Milwaukee nonprofit G4V, visit www.guitars4vets.org.

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