Nonprofit Calendar

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:16 pm

*Saturday, Oct. 12, Mayfair Mall will hold a pep rally and showcase for area K-12 schools. The free “Celebrate Schools” event will bring area schools and organizations to the mall to feature students’ work, music and dance performances, and fundraising activities. The event will also salute school and community partnerships. Part of the event’s fundraising element will be facilitated through Mayfair Mall’s partnership with to benefit participating schools and organizations, which include Craig Montessori School, St. Margaret Mary School Boy Scout Troop 260 and Cub Scout Troop 60, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Elementary Art Department for the Tosa Public Schools, and West Allis and West Milwaukee School District and Recreation Department. All activities will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the mall’s center court and food court. For more information, visit

*Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Greater Milwaukee Chapter will host its October Social at Big Bay Brewing. The organization’s monthly social events provide a space for YNPN members and non-members to get together and learn more about YNPN’s mission as well as its board and committee service opportunities. The event is free to attend. It will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Big Bay Brewing, located at 4517 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood. For more information or to RSVP, visit

*Thursday, Oct. 17, BizTimes Media will present its fifth annual “Get Smarter Talent Development Conference.” The conference will feature a panel of industry experts sharing strategies and best practices related to effective internship, apprenticeship and mentorship programs. Panelists include representatives from the Milwaukee Area Internship Consortium, Cardinal Stritch University, Manpower, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Alverno College, and Versant. Breakout sessions following the panel will cover successful internship, apprenticeship and mentorship programs in more detail. The conference will run from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, located at 1721 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee. Cost to attend is $40 for individuals and $320 for a corporate table of eight. For more information or to register, visit

*Thursday, Oct. 17, BoardStar Inc. will present a workshop focused on “Increasing Income.” The workshop, geared toward nonprofit organizations, will cover strategies to creating a diversified income plan with discussions on finding new revenue sources, ways to engage board leaders in resource development, analyzing previous revenue performance and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their organization’s budget, fundraising plans, most recent 990 and audit. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. at Pathfinders, located at 4200 N. Holton, Ste. 400 in Milwaukee. Cost to attend is $35 for BoardStar members and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit

*Thursday, Oct. 17, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will present a free legal clinic at Marquette University Law School, located at 1215 W. Michigan St. in Milwaukee. The clinic will offer nonprofits assistance with filings, fundraising registration, bylaws updates, contracts, negotiations, employment law and more from M-LINC attorneys and attorney volunteers. The clinic will run from noon to 3 p.m. Interested nonprofits must book a clinic appointment. To schedule an appointment or find more information, contact Karin Holmberg-Werner, director of Marquette Legal Initiative for Nonprofit Corporations, at or 414-288-5536.

*Thursday, Oct. 17, Care-a-lotta, Bartolotta Restaurants’ charitable branch, will hold a fundraising event in support of Pathfinders Milwaukee, the nonprofit recipient of its 2013 Spot-On campaign. The fundraiser, themed “Ping Pong for Pathfinders,” will include a bracket-style ping-pong competition with fundraiser attendees challenging ping pong professionals. Pro athletes will use cooking utensils instead of ping pong paddles during matches to ease the competition, and the top three ping pong champions will take home prizes. The event, which will also feature a cash bar and food trucks, will begin at 6 p.m. at The Tent at Pier Wisconsin, located at 500 Harbor Dr. in Milwaukee. Cost is $40 for attendees planning to take part in ping pong rounds and $10 for those who simply want to watch. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

*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

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