Region 5: Southern Central WI

(Waushara, Adams, Juneau, Marquette, Green Lake, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Dane, Rock, Green)


General Volunteer Support

Alumni Association Volunteer
Location: 650 N. Lake St. Madison, WI 53706
Description: For UW-Madison Alumni looking to continue the Wisconsin Idea, the UW-Madison Alumni Association offers upcoming volunteer opportunities not just in Madison, but nationally. The website also serves as a resource and registration to become a Badger alumni volunteer.
Contact: (608) 262-2551 or

Morgridge Center for Public Service – Badger Volunteers
Location: Red Gym, Suite 154, 716 Lagdon St. Madison, WI 53706
Description: The Morgridge Center for Public Service (MCPS) coordinates the Badger Volunteer program, a semester-long volunteer opportunity that connects students to a local community organization. Volunteers are put into small groups and volunteer at the same time at the same site each week. Students do not need previous volunteer experience or any specialized skills since MCPS believes that anyone should be able to volunteer. Transportation (bus pass, fleet vehicle, zip car) is also provided since the MCPS helps get students off campus and into the community through volunteering.
Contact: Reuben Sanon, Badger Volunteers Coordinator, (608) 265-8218 or
Other MCPS support for community partners beyond BV:
See esp.: Interactive Database to advertise your project opportunities:

United Way Volunteer Your Time (and related initiatives in various communities)
Location: 2059 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI 53704
Description: Volunteer Your Time is a database where individuals can search for various volunteer opportunities based on interest, dates, and phrases. Each volunteer opportunity lists the organization, description, and requirements, if any. This is a collaboration between United Way of Dane County, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, Madison Area Technical College, and Edgewood College.
Contact: (608) 246-4350 or

University League
Location: P.O. Box 5064 Madison, WI 53705
Description: The University league is a membership program to any individual within the community that supports UW – Madison, however, they house a number of different volunteer opportunities ranging from on-campus to local hospitals to Wisconsin Public Television. Their website has a description and contact for each of the volunteer opportunities.
Contact: Sandra Nuernberg, Volunteer Services Co-Cordinator, (608) 274-5465 or

UW Volunteer Events Calendar
Location: 27 Bascom Hall 500 Lincoln Dr. Madison, WI 53706
Description: The University of Wisconsin – Madison Events Calendar has a searchable function to view general volunteer opportunities. From the Events Calendar page, select “Volunteerism” on the right-hand side of the menu bar. Individuals are able to scroll through different campus volunteer opportunities.


University of Wisconsin – Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Location: 1225 Observatory Dr. Madison, WI 53706
Description: La Follette School students have interned throughout the United States, as well as overseas, at all levels of government, in non‐profit agencies, and in the private sector. Internships are expected to give students the opportunity to apply skills and insights gained in their academic course work to the issues and projects on which they work in the internship.
Contact: (608) 262-3581 or

University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Human Ecology
Location: 1300 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The School of Human Ecology is a smaller school within UW-Madison where faculty and advisors work closely with students to prepare them for careers that improve the quality people’s lives.”
Contact: SoHE Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office, (608)262-2608 or

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Location: 122. W. Washington Ave. Suite 700 Madison, WI 53503
Description: Are you looking for an enriching summer internship experience? Do you want to enhance your résumé with hands-on work experience? Do you have a passion for making a meaningful contribution? Through the generous support of two Wisconsin foundations, WAICU is currently able to offer summer internships. Spend your summer working for a great nonprofit organization. All of our internships are paid. Student interns receive a $2,000 summer stipend (disbursed throughout the summer) and a $3,000 scholarship in exchange for 400 hours of work over 10 summer weeks. Interns gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector and get a summer of amazing experiences. Internships are located throughout Wisconsin and offer a wide range of opportunities for many different majors. Only current students who attend a WAICU college or university are eligible to apply.
Contact: 608-204-5237 or

Wisconsin Local Job Network
Location: Online
Description: The Wisconsin Local Job Network is comprised of multiple employment websites focusing exclusively on local communities in the State of Wisconsin.
Contact: Milwaukee Office, (800) 984-3775 or

Event Planning and Support

Graduate Student Consulting Clinic
Location: Madison, WI

Madison College Meeting and Event Planning Program
Location: 1701 Wright St. Madison, WI 53704
Description: The Meeting and Event Management associate degree program at Madison College is the only one of its kind in the nation. It was designed to give you critical knowledge, build real-world skills and create a competitive advantage in the meeting and event planning job market, all while learning from leading experts. Learn about contract law, facilities and financial management.
Contact: School of Business and Applied Arts, (608) 246-6003 ext. 8

UW – Madison School of Human Ecology CNPL Majors
Location: 1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “Community and Nonprofit Leadership is a degree for students looking to truly make a positive impact in our world. Your compassion for others combines with our proven, problem-solving curriculum, preparing you for a difference-making career in the ever-growing nonprofit field.”
Contact: Michael Maguire, Faculty Associate, (608) 262-5239,

UW – Stout Continuing Education Program in Meeting and Event Planning
Location: 712 S. Broadway St. Menomonie, WI 54751
Description: “The Event and Meeting Management certificate is designed to teach the skills and knowledge base necessary to be successful in the events and meetings industry. The certificate will help students understand the key areas of the industry and to possess the knowledge to manage meetings, events, and trade shows. The certificate will set the ground work for students and professionals working towards the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.”
Contact: Kristal Gerdes, Certificate Advisor, (715) 232-2539 or

Recruitment and Hire

Job Center of Wisconsin
Location: 1300 Egg Harbor Rd. # 124 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (Door County);
301 N. Adams St. #130 Green Bay Wisconsin 54301 (Brown County)
Link: (Door County)
Description: Job Board
Contact: 920-743-6915 (Door County) 920-448-6760 (Brown County) or


Direct Project Funding and Grant Application Process

Memorial Library — Grants Information Collective
Location: 728 State St. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The Grants Information Collection housed in Memorial Library offers workshops for community members and those within the nonprofit sector. Topics range from finding grants to proposal writing to navigating foundation maps. The Grants Information Collection also lists resources for nonprofit management, help with grant proposals, funding, and links to other foundations.”
Contact: Ellen Jacks, (608) 262-6431

Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC)
[see also project collaboration and partnership opportunities]

Fundraising and Development Support and Expertise

Association of Fundraising Professionals – UW Madison Chapter
Location:1300 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53703
Description: AFP UW-Madison “collaborates with nonprofit professionals and the local community to provide professional development resources and fundraising experiences for student members.” This not only helps students connect with industry professionals but also builds on leadership roles for future careers within the nonprofit sector.

McDonald Schaefer (Madison office)
Location: 2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 4000, Madison, WI 53718
Description: Fund development advisors to nonprofits
Contact: 608-819-5809,


Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities

LEAD (Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation, and Dissemination Center)
Location: 1025 W. Johnson St. #785 Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The LEAD Center is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the School of Education. One of the goals of LEAD is to co-create through collaborations and connections. By gaining new perspectives, it helps create a more holistic evaluation and uses different experiences to create a solution.”
Contact: (608) 263-4256

Nonprofits and Community Organizing, Third Sector Scholarly Expertise

University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Human Ecology
a. Community Organizing
CONTACT: Brian Christens, Rothermel-Bascom Associate Professor, 608-265-9169,

b. Inclusive Planning Practices
CONTACT: Carolina Sarmiento, Assistant Professor, 608-262-0322,

c. Youth Civic Engagement
CONTACT: Connie Flanagan, Professor, Ph.D., 608-263-2291,
CONTACT: Kendra Alexander, Assistant Professor,

d. Philanthropy
CONTACT: Cynthia Jasper, Professor and CSCS Department Chair, 608-262-2384,

University of Wisconsin – Madison, UW Law School
Location: 975 Bascom Mall Madison, WI 53706
Description: Philanthropy and the Sector
Contact: Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor,

Professional and Community Organizing Resources

Professional Development

Location:Red Gym #154, 716 Lagdon Ave. Madison, WI 53706
Description: The Association of Graduate Engaged Scholars (AGES) supports the community-engaged research and teaching efforts of UW-Madison graduate students from any department. AGES strives to be a central meeting point and resource hub for graduate students professionally active in their communities, no matter their prior experience with community-engaged work. Among other things, we provide professional development opportunities, online resources, project feedback, and networking events. A growing network, AGES is organized and driven by its graduate student members. Contact:

Location: Madison, WI
Description: “CONNECT Madison is an invitation or nomination based young professionals group in Madison, Wisconsin. Our goal is to enrich the Madison community by offering professional development, community engagement and relationship building opportunities to local young leaders.”
Contact: online form

Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program
Location: 1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI 53711
Description: This program takes a hands-on, applied approach through the creation and implementation of social innovation projects and initiatives as a central part of each Social Innovation & Sustainability Leadership course. Participants will be able to connect their strengths and passions with the needs of the world while creating and sustaining community, organizational, and personal well being.
Contact: Joann Eastman, Graduate Admissions, (608) 663-3250,

Location: P.O. Box 71 Madison, WI 53701
Description: “Magnet was founded in 2004 to unite talented young professionals from Madison, WI and its surrounding areas. We focus on three main pillars: Community Involvement, Professional Development, and Social/Networking.”

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Location: Madison, WI
Description: “YNPN Madison connects and empowers young nonprofit professionals to advance and shape the Madison area nonprofit sector.”

Recognition and Awards

BizTimes Media
Location: Madison, WI
Description: “This annual awards program highlights Wisconsin’s best corporate citizens and most effect nonprofit organizations. Nominations include individuals, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations who are making a difference in their community. The award categories are split into nonprofit organizations, leadership, and support team awards and corporate citizenship awards. For a full list of awards, please see their website.”
Contact: Mary Ernst, Director of Operations and Events, (414) 336-7125

Community Volunteer Awards
Location: Dane County
Description: “The United Way Community Volunteer Awards give you the ability to recognize outstanding individuals, groups, youth, businesses, and nonprofits within your community who have volunteered at any nonprofit organization within Dane County. Individuals and Nonprofits are nominated.“

Morgridge Center for Public Service – Wisconsin Idea Fellowships (WIF)
Location: Red Gym 154, 716 Lagdon St. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards solving a challenge identified along with local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW-Madison faculty or academic staff member.”
Contact: Beth Tryon,

Morgridge Center for Public Service – Wisconsin Without Borders (WWB)
Location: Red Gym 154, 716 Lagdon St. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “Wisconsin Without Borders (WWB) is a UW-Madison alliance and award program that recognizes globally engaged interdisciplinary scholarship and fosters excellence by networking through joint learning activities. We draw on the history and values of the Wisconsin Idea and the many remarkable partnerships that UW-Madison faculty members and students have initiated, both in Wisconsin and around the world. WWB is a partnership between the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Global Health Institute and The International Division.”
Contact: Beth Tryon,

Urban League of Greater Madison – Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Young Person Breakfast
Location: 2222 S. Park St. #200 Madison, WI 53713
Description: “The Outstanding Young Person breakfast is held on Sunday during the King Holiday weekend to nominate both a middle and high school student in Dane County based on academic performance, community service, and extracurricular participation.”
Contact: Edward Lee,

Technical and Logistics Resources


M3 Insurance
Location: 828 John Nolen Dr. Madison, WI 53713
Description: The spirit of giving – it’s been integral to M3 since our founding more than 50 years ago. With the formation of the M3 Foundation in 2016, M3 has taken that instinct to do good to the next level. M3 continues to support the charitable attitudes of M3 employees, while the M3 Foundation solidifies our legacy of financial giving. The communities where we live and work give us a lot. M3 wants to give back in ways that have real value. That’s why we donate our time and money to local organizations that help make people’s lives better.
Contact: (608) 273-0655

Information Technology Support

Location: 128 E Oline Ave. #66 Madison, WI 53713
Description: “DANEnet has served Dane County non-profit organizations since 1995 by offering on-site technical support, technical training, and technical planning and consulting services. In addition to technical support DANEnet partners with community agencies to provide technology and other science education to groups that might not have access to such opportunities.”
Contact: (608) 274-3107

Information Technology Academy
Location: 1305 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “In alignment with the UW-Madison’s Diversity Framework, Information Technology Academy (ITA) is a pre-college initiative with the goal of increasing enrollment rates of diverse students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through ITA, high school students build knowledge and skills with hands-on training, academic support, mentoring, leadership development, community service and internship opportunities.”
Contact: (608) 262 – 5667

Legal Support

State Bar of Wisconsin Support for Pro Bono Efforts
Location: 5302 Eastpark Blvd. Madison, WI 53718 or P.O. Box 7158 Madison, WI 53707
Description: The State Bar of Wisconsin offers various services to support attorneys who represent pro bono clients, including free malpractice insurance, expense reimbursement and free access to Lexis Nexus. Volunteer lawyers who do not have malpractice insurance, including those who are in government service, work in-house, or are retired, may be able to obtain coverage for civil pro bono matters on behalf of low-income clients by partnering with the State Bar. For attorneys in private practice, the state bar policy includes an endorsement making it the primary source for professional liability coverage, even if the volunteer attorney or firm already has coverage. Contact: Jeff Brown at, (800) 444-9404, extension 6177.

UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
Location: 1403 University Ave. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic (L & E Clinic) provides free legal services to nascent entrepreneurs and early stage companies through the work of law students supervised by faculty and private sector attorneys.”
Contact: 608-262-2240

Accounting and Bookkeeping

UW – Madison School of Business
Location: 975 University Ave. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The Accounting department at the Wisconsin School of Business prepares students both to perform expertly in a role without which no business could function and to spearhead ground-breaking research. Accounting department faculty fields of expertise include corporate governance, earnings management, equity valuation, healthcare accounting, healthcare financial management, internal controls and audit quality, international financial reporting standards, managerial accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley, securities regulation, strategic cost management, and taxes and federal tax policy.”
Contact: Wisconsin School of Business, (608) 262 – 1550

Wegner CPAs
Location: 2921 Landmark Place #300 Madison, WI 53713
Description: “Wegner CPAs is uniquely positioned to provide expert accounting and auditing services to nonprofit organizations. They offer governance, financial accountability, accounting systems, and non-profit services.”
Contact: Madison Office, (608) 2274-0775

Center for Change
Location: 612 W. Main St. #200 Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The Center for Change is lead by Community Shares of Wisconsin to foster collaborations and facilitate communication and partnerships by sharing space, networking events, volunteers, equipment, and other resources. Tenants and members make long-lasting connections and have the opportunity to collaborate on shared issues and creating a lasting change.”

Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (CommNS)
Location: 1300 Linden Dr. 4285M Nancy Nicholas Hall Madison, WI 53706
Description: “The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, also known as “CommNS,” is a hub for faculty, students, professionals, and community partners to collaborate on research and practice that affects the wellbeing of communities as well as the civic and nonprofit sectors.”
Contact: Falon Deimler, Graduate Project Assistant,

CORE (Consulting for Organizational Reflection and Effectiveness)
Location: 354 W. Main St. Madison, WI 53703
Description: “CORE brings together individuals and organizations to form a network that not only transforms the community but creates grassroots leaders, philanthropists, and institutional funders. This is done by creating a space for people to come together and reflect on past experiences in order to create a current change for good. There are several programs which include: CORE Action Cafe, Consultants’ Circles, Match for Change, Funder Confabs.”
Contact: Julie Andersen, CORE Program Director,

Urban League of Greater Madison
Location: 2222 S. Park St. #200 Madison, WI 53713
Description: Urban League of Greater Madison’s mission is to “ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed, and empowered to live well, advance professionally, and contribute to the common good in the 21st century.”
Contact: Leyvonne Johnson, Administrative Assistant, (608) 729-1260

UW – South Madison Partnership
Location: 2312 S. Park St. Madison, WI 53713
Description: “The UW South Madison partnership was created to be more accessible to the community to help meet community needs, foster mutually beneficial relationships, and create new opportunities. University and community partners are encouraged to utilize the space for classes and meetings to engage with community members and integrate students into the community.”
Contact: South Madison Partnership Intern,

Additional Technical Support for Community Organizations

Forward Community Investments (Consulting and General Support)
Location: 2045 Atwod Ave. #101A Madison, WI 53704
Description: “Forward Community Investments (FCI) is a statewide organization that helps build community development through making connections for organizations and communities. From leaders and board members to investors and donors, FCI bridges the gap for communities across Wisconsin.”
Contact: (608) 257-3863 or

Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship
Location: 975 University Ave. Madison, WI 53706
Description: “For UW – Madison graduate and undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship offers classes to teach, assist in research, and support entrepreneurial management.”
Contact: (608) 263-2882 or

Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative
Location: 1025 W. Johnson St. #785 Madison, WI 53706
Description: “WEC is a unit within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at UW-Madison that conducts and supports program evaluations within the preK-12 education system through partnerships with school districts, professional associations, state agencies, education-based community organizations, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs).”
Contact: (608) 265 – 6317 or