The Wisconsin Funder Community: A Newcomer’s Perspective

Tony Shields with microphone in hand at a speaking engagementUpcoming Educational Luncheon

They publish their giving guidelines.  But beyond the publicly available criteria, do Wisconsin funders hold less widely known priorities, preferences and expectations that could maximize your nonprofit’s chances of earning a grant?

Join us on June 28 to hear early-tenure insights gathered by Tony Shields, the new President and CEO of the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Tony took on the WPN leadership role in November 2017 and since that time has been listening and learning from the 115 foundations that make up WPN’s membership. Drawing on his experience as a nonprofit leader, Tony will share trends, opinions and some changing perspectives from the funding community around Wisconsin.  In anticipation of the Fall release of the 2018 Wisconsin Gives report, there might be a few sneak peeks of the findings.

Join us for a lively discussion that can help you better position your organization with our state’s corporate and foundation funders.