Nonprofit News

UW-Madison named top feeder school for City Year
University –Wisconsin Madison was recently ranked among the top five feeder schools for City Year corps members.
“We’re excited that we have a top feeder, right here in our back yard,” said Jason Holton, executive director of City Year Milwaukee where 11 Badger alums now serve. “We find that Madison graduates come into our program well prepared and ready to make a tangible difference in the lives of students each and every day.”
City Year corps members commit to a year of full-time service keeping students in school and on track.
UW-Madison ranks second overall among City Year’s feeder schools, supplying 27 recent graduates to the ranks of the City Year corps. Only UCLA has more alumni currently service as City Year corps members, with 28. City Year corps members currently serve 110,000 students in 187 schools, located in 21 U.S. cities.
“UW-Madison has been extremely receptive to City Year, consistently supporting our efforts to recruit top notch graduates,” said Kobena-Marcus J. Collins, recruitment director at City Year Milwaukee. “This is evidenced by the nearly 20 percent of all applications for City Year Milwaukee and four of our currently confirmed Corps Members attend UW-Madison. I greatly look forward to upcoming events, such as our scheduled job shadowing program, to be examples of partnerships with other institutions.”

Communications firm to offer free media training for nonprofits
Milwaukee-based Haig/Jackson Communications has agreed to offer four free media training or presentation skills training seminars for eligible nonprofit organizations in 2012.
Former Milwaukee journalists Barbara Haig and Jeff Jackson have delivered these seminars to individuals and organizations since 1995. The goal is to help them conduct more effective media interviews and deliver more successful presentations.  Additionally, clients that purchase two full-day executive communication skills coaching seminars in 2012 also can receive up to two free media training or presentation skills training seminar for a non-profit organization of their choice.  For more information, visit and click on “Free Non-Profit Seminars.”
Hope all is well. Please see below for an announcement from Women for MACC….

Gifts that give back
Milwaukee restaurants Swig and Water Buffalo have teamed up with corporate partner Sosh and the Milwaukee Chamber Theater to provide a unique gift opportunity this holiday season. Individuals who purchase a $75 gift certificate for either Swig or Water Buffalo will receive two tickets to a Milwaukee Chamber Theater performance. In addition, ten percent of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival.

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