Nonprofit News

Wisconsin Lutheran hosts Relay for Life rally
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Wauwatosa will host a relay for life rally at the Wisconsin Lutheran Athletic Field, 10200 W. Watertown Plank Road tonight at 6 p.m.
Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their Relay.
Among the evening’s events are the opening ceremony with a survivor and caregiver lap, a silent auction, the Luminaria Ceremony, themed laps throughout the night and a closing ceremony. Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony will take place at 10 p.m. and will honor the community’s cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria may be purchased for $5.00 by visiting www.relayforlife.org/wauwatosawi. Registration will begin at 3:00 pm.
 
BizTimes to launch 2011 edition of annual Giving Guide
BizTimes Milwaukee will release the 2011 edition of its Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities, a print and digital publication to showcase nonprofit organizations seeking support from the business community later this fall.
The Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities is a glossy four-color magazine that highlights nonprofit organizations that have a presence in southeastern Wisconsin. It will be published and distributed along with an issue of BizTimes Milwaukee later this fall and will also be available online in a digital page turn format. It will include information on nonprofit organizations involved with the arts and humanities, health and human services, foundations and fundraising.
“The BizTimes Giving Guide provides opportunity for nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin to connect with the businesses and the key business executives of the region,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee. “The nonprofit industry is an important sector of our local economy. The guide is great resource for the nonprofits, as well as business people who are looking for ways to serve.”
Space in the Giving Guide is purchased and includes a year- long two page spread in the print and online edition of the Giving Guide, logo recognition in Giving Guide promotional ads, 10,000 impressions on BizTimes.com, a text link and an ad in an issue of BizTimes Nonprofit Weekly as well as logo placement next to the organization listing in the BizTimes Nonprofit Directory.
“The Giving Guide is a year- long ‘value play’ for our participating nonprofit organizations,” said Tom Gaertner, BizTimes Media vice president of sales. “It’s all about putting the right message in front of business owners and decision makers who can truly make a difference in our community.”
Nonprofit organizations interested in being included in the Giving Guide can call Gaertner at (414) 336-7112. To see the 2010 edition of the BizTimes Giving Guide in digital page-turn format, click here.

Women volunteers to build two Habitat homes in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity “Women Build” project has secured enough financing to cover the cost and labor needed for the construction of two habitat homes. Women volunteers will complete rough-frame work on the homes, located at 2740 and 2746 N. 19 St., during the Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build week held Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15. Work on the homes will continue throughout the rest of the fall. The four additional homes will be built and sponsored by Riverside University High School, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and Fox Point Lutheran Church.

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