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In preparing our students to contribute meaningfully to society, the UW-Whitewater Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies provides a forum for the promotion of nonprofit management studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and within the larger community. Its aim is to encourage research, expand educational opportunities, and grow technical assistance capacity to support the nonprofit sector in the region. The Institute contributes to the College of Business and Economics (COBE)'s nonprofit management studies program in its support of community engagement, student development, and faculty research. For additional information on UW-Whitewater's Nonprofit Management academic programs, including our minor for business and non-business majors, and emphasis for General Management majors, visit our Nonprofit Management program page

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The Homeless Coalition of Fort Atkinson is searching for a part-time director.  Applications (resumes and cover letters) and questions should be addressed to Jude Hartwick at


Help us strengthen Wisconsin’s nonprofit sector! With relevant research, energized education, and community co-production, we actively improve the quality of life for the region. Your gift will help fund student internships that support local nonprofits and underwrite student and faculty research projects. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a specific project.

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Jobs That Help provides information on nonprofit career opportunities in Wisconsin for both employers and job seekers. 

The Helen Bader Institute has developed recommendations to help nonprofits re-engage after COVID-19. Its report on Moving Forward will provide considerations to help you navigate a post-pandemic world. 

COVID-19 Impact Study

The Helen Bader Institute (HBI), in collaboration with the Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies (INMS), conducted a series of surveys to assess the state of Wisconsin nonprofits after the onset of the coronavirus. Report One is available:  The COVID-19 Effect on Wisconsin's Nonprofit Sector. 

HBI and INMS also evaluated the impact of the pandemic on various sectors of nonprofit organizations. For details, see the reports on the COVID-19 Effect on Nonprofit Human Services and on the COVID-19 Effect on Arts, Culture, & Humanities.