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PRESS RELEASE: Diversity Yields Effective Business

By: Jason Rae, ED WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Source: BizTimes
Date: March 20, 2015
Nonprofits and corporations share a desire to honor diversity. To be seen as fair. But in a world with varying definitions of what a diverse work place looks like many questions arise on how to keep up with the changing tides of inclusion.Despite struggles, building diversity on nonprofit boards can lead to revenue increases. A case study, which will be presented at a Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee educational session in May, reveals a 400% increase in revenue through building board diversity. It shows t honoring diversity yields tangible results.
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PRESS RELEASE: Philanthropic Impact & Insight: The nonprofit ‘business’

By: Peter J. Zehren, XMPA
Source: BizTimes
Date: February 20, 2015
Fundraising needs to be more like sales, and nonprofits run more like a business. That’s what young professionals in Milwaukee will face in the future. And, according to United Community Center Executive Director Ricardo Diaz, “They’ll have to have their elevator speech at the ready.” Simply put, in this competitive environment executive directors of the future will have to run organizations more like businesses.
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PRESS RELEASE: Nonprofit entrepreneurship and third parties

By: Peter J. Zehren, XMPA
Source: BizTimes
Date: January 16, 2015
The real difference between nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs is tied to philanthropy. There is a third party paying for a product they do not receive. Instead of consumers paying for a product, philanthropists pay to provide a service that benefits others, like people with Alzheimer’s. Development professionals facilitate this connection between philanthropists and services. The Association of Fundraising Professionals helps organizations equip their teams with ethical tools to raise the revenue that fuels nonprofits and assists business partners to do their part.
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PRESS RELEASE: Company ‘Giving Forward’ Helps Community

By: William Martin
Source: BizTimes
Date: December 19, 2014
Jericho Resources, Inc. took an innovative approach toward giving this year. The firm partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin (AFP SEWI) in support of its annual event celebrating philanthropy. In addition to sponsoring the event, Jericho donated $1,500 worth of $25.00 VISA gift cards—one for each table. Attendees at each table were asked to brainstorm together to choose a cause they’re passionate about and designate an individual to send the contribution. Branded as the “Giving It Forward Challenge,” the effort served as a catalyst. The 600 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon attendees went beyond honoring philanthropic achievements and became philanthropists by actively engaging in giving. A myriad of causes were supported that include meals for seniors, hats and mittens for preschoolers, teen dating violence prevention, veterans services and even combating Ebola in West Africa.
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Business Benefits From Nonprofit Engagement

By: Tamara L. Pacada, MBA, CFRE
Source: BizTimes
Date: November 21, 2014
While running a business, sitting on a corporate board or leading a division turns the focus on profit, leaders find involvement in the nonprofit sector offers a richer fulfillment that comes from helping others. Such is the case with Doug Ziegler who shared, “my volunteer fundraising is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced.” Ziegler recently received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising award from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals as part of their National Philanthropy Day® celebration in Washington D.C.
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AFP to author monthly column on philanthropy

Source: BizTimes
Date: October 10, 2014
“Philanthropic Impact & Insight," will explore the ties between the region’s for-profit and nonprofit communities in the Biz Times.
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PRESS RELEASE: Awardees Announced for National Philanthropy Day® 2014

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Source: AFP SEWI
Date: August 19, 2014
The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin (AFPSEWI) Announces Awardees for National Philanthropy Day® 2014, honoring philanthropic leaders in the community.
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PRESS RELEASE: Awardees Announced for National Philanthropy Day® 2014

AFP Awards will Celebrate Philanthropy Day

Source: BizTimes
Date: August 31, 2012
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter today announced the recipients of its 2012 National Philanthropy Day Awards.
Recipients will receive their awards at the annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Pfister Hotel.
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The words “inclusion” and “diversity” are often used to refer exclusively to the myriad racial and ethnic populations present in our communities, but for the AFP-Southeastern Wisconsin chapter these terms have been expanded to also encompass other diversities such as geography, gender and age. The creation of a “Philanthropic Youth of Today” award was one way the AFP Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter decided to reach out to youth in our community.
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AFP Chapter Spotlight - Southeastern Wisconsin