College of Business and Economics


The Institute for Nonprofit Management Studies cohosted a WebEx Event presentation with the Office of Student Diversity Engagement & Success by Dr. Tyrone Freeman of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on November 4 on "The Legacy and Lessons of Black Philanthropy". Dr. Ozalle Toms moderated the question and answer session directly following the presentation. Click here to view the recording. 

Careers in the Nonprofit Sector Speaker Series

Our Careers in the Nonprofit Sector Speaker Series is held each spring and fall to provide students with an insider's look at what it is like to work in the nonprofit world. Nonprofit professionals share insights and anecdotes from their own careers and answer any questions students may have about life and work in a nonprofit.  The Spring 2021 Speaker Series flyer provides an overview of all three sessions scheduled for this March. 

The series began with a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of working in Arts Management, and the qualities and skills that will help prepare you to work in that field. Anne Katz, Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, and Nathan Burkart, Executive Director of the Janesville Performing Arts Center, shared their wisdom and experience with us on March 10, and Megan Matthews, Senior Lecturer in the College of Business and Economics, served as moderator and also contributed her knowledge of Arts Management to the discussion.  The recording is available at

The second session was held on Wednesday, March 24 and focused on careers in the human needs/human services sector. Our panelists included: Patrick Boyle, Executive Director of the Sheboygan County Food Bank; Sean Stevens-Fabry, Clinic Operations Manager of the Bread of Healing Clinic in Milwaukee; and Kristy Weinberg, Executive Director of Bethel House in Whitewater. Rebecca Cohen, Vice President of the UW-Whitewater chapter of Doctors Without Borders, served as moderator. Click here for the recording. 

Our final session in the 2021 Careers in the Nonprofit Sector Speaker Series was held Wednesday, March 31, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm and featured Megan Hartwick, Executive Director of the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties, and Jonathan Lord, Chief Development Officer of PBS Milwaukee, in a discussion about careers in fundraising. Ruth K. Hansen, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, served as moderator. We will provide the link to the recording once it is available. 

Nonprofit Week at UW-W

An annual event held the first week of November, the week-long event includes lectures, arts and guest speakers, offering students, community members, Faculty and staff an opportunity to learn more about local, regional and state-wide activities in the nonprofit sector in Wisconsin.