Region 3: Western WI

(St. Croix, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Richland, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette)


General Volunteer Support


Event Planning and Support

UW – Stout: Event and Meeting Management Certificate
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 groundwork for students and professionals working towards the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.
Contact: Kristal Gerdes, Certificate Adviser, (715) 232-2529 or”

Recruitment and Hire


Direct Project Funding and Grant Application Process

Fundraising and Development Support and Expertise

Community Foundation of Dunn County
Location: 500 Main St. Suite 322 PO Box 498 Menomonie, WI 54751
Description: The Nonprofit Summit was a strategic discussion event for area nonprofit leaders, civic groups, and passionate citizens to come together to exchange ideas, be inspired, and build capacity. This is an important opportunity to better understand our nonprofits and civic community so that together we can improve our collective impact to best serve Dunn County.
Contact:715-232-8019 or

La Crosse Community Foundation
Location: 401 Main St. Suite 205 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Description: Community Foundation facilitating donor advised funds as well as general community support funds
Contact: Sheila Garrity, Executive Director, (608) 782 -3223 or


Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities

Nonprofits and Community Organizing, Third Sector Scholarly Expertise

Professional and Community Organizing

Professional Development

Viterbo College – Dahl School of Business; Certificate in Nonprofit Development
Location: 900 Viterbo Dr. La Crosse, WI 54601
Description: “Through real-world case studies, small group discussions, and interactive presentations, the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Development will help you approach your nonprofit duties with a better understanding of how nonprofits function and the issues they face in today’s complex environment. You will gain a deeper understanding of how effective nonprofits and their boards function and will be able to incorporate broader strategic considerations into your nonprofit work.”
Contact: Thomas Knothe, J.D., Dean, (608) 796-3376 or

Viterbo College – Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Masters
Location: 900 Viterbo Dr. La Crosse, WI 54601
Description: Building on its rich tradition of serving the common good and preparing students to make a difference, Viterbo now offers a new graduate emphasis area in nonprofit leadership. Students can advance their careers for leadership roles and better serve organizations and communities. The nonprofit leadership emphasis can be earned as part of the Master of Business Administration or Master of Arts in Servant Leadership:
• Gain confidence while applying skills learned in class to transform current nonprofit systems
• Curriculums purposefully built to combine theories of nonprofit leadership with organizational practice
• Continue working full time while completing a graduate program offered in flexible formats that work with your schedule
Contact: or 608-796-3379

Recognition and Awards

Lobbying and Advocacy

Technical and Logistics


M3 Insurance
Location: 4890 Owens Ayres Ct. #100 Eau Claire, WI 54701
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