2014 Community Events & Activities

Madison's nonprofits responded to our request for engaging, interactive, community events. Browse our growing list of activities and check back frequently.


After 15 August 2014, the list of events, activities, and other ways to network and engage will be updated regularly.


What’s Your Nonprofit Personality Type?

Wed, 3 Sep. 2014, 07:00AM

What’s Your Nonprofit Personality Type?

Take this quiz to find out how your unique talents and interests could be a perfect fit for the amazing array of nonprofit volunteer opportunities in your community. Connecting with a nonprofit in your community can…


High-Impact Collaborations: A Radio Roundtable

Mon, 22 Sep. 2014, 07:00PM

High-Impact Collaborations: A Radio Roundtable

Working Together, Better.

Madison community leaders come together and discuss— "High Impact Collaborations". What does it take to build and maintain successful collaborations across economic sectors? What is the potential benefit for cross-sector collaboration for the Greater Madison…


The Perfect Nonprofit

Wed, 1 Oct. 2014, 09:00AM

The Perfect Nonprofit

Of course, no organization is fully perfect, but having clarity, aligning your misison and values, and making and measuring an impact does inspire visions of perfection among us. If you cannot describe your organization in terms of 'vision',…


Building Communities from Inside Out

Wed, 1 Oct. 2014, 09:00AM

Building Communities from Inside Out

Stop thinking and acting in negatives— if your work requires you to build or rebuild communities, then attend this workshop to get simple, usable, practical wisdom in asset-based community development (ABCD). Every neighborhood, city, region, or even…


Dysfunctional Boards - What to Do About Them

Wed, 1 Oct. 2014, 01:00PM

Dysfunctional Boards - What to Do About Them

Planning, oversight and evaluation, financial and fiduciary responsibility, development and marketing are among key board roles. Too often, nonprofit boards do not include individuals with these skills and expertise. This session will explore creative new strategies…


KEYNOTE: Are You Planning for Vibrancy?

Thu, 2 Oct. 2014, 11:30AM

KEYNOTE: Are You Planning for Vibrancy?

Operational ruts can cause organizational limps. Too many organizations are limping— from boards and budgets, to fundraising and frustrations, these operational necessities can erode enthusiasm for critical community missions. Brent will challenge you to look…


PLENARY 1: Nonprofits:Ignite

Thu, 2 Oct. 2014, 03:15PM

PLENARY 1: Nonprofits:Ignite

Storytelling is important. Stories connect us. Many nonprofits know how important it is to be able to tell your story well. Nonprofits:Ignite is a high-energy nonprofit share powered by Ignite Madison. Five to six local nonprofits will tell stories of…


Plenary 2: Gail Christopher

Thu, 2 Oct. 2014, 03:15PM

Plenary 2: Gail Christopher

Dr. Gail Christopher, the vice president for programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, we'll be discussing the Business Case for Racial Equity. This program is part of the Racial Justice Summit…


Yelp Helps - Celebrating Everyday Heroes

Wed, 8 Oct. 2014, 08:34AM

Yelp Helps - Celebrating Everyday Heroes

Here’s your chance to unleash your extraordinary talents and superhuman powers and have a huge impact on the community! You and a guest are invited to Yelp Helps: Celebrating Everyday Heroes, in collaboration with Yelp…


Past Events


The Changing Face of Nonprofits: A Radio Roundtable

Mon, 7 Oct. 2013, 07:00PM

The Changing Face of Nonprofits: A Radio Roundtable

The worlds changing, cities are changing, people are changing. Where do nonprofits fit in the changing world dynamics? Nonprofits affect the way we live, work, and play. Madison is a vibrant community, undergoing a dynamic realignment.…


MadSkillz

Fri, 11 Oct. 2013, 08:30AM

MadSkillz

Communication & Outreach Training for Non-Profits

MadSkillz: Communication & Outreach Training for Non-Profits is a one-day event designed to help non-profits in the Madison area improve communication with their external audiences. In other words, non-profits will come away from the event…


Getting to Know Gilda’s Club Breakfast

Thu, 17 Oct. 2013, 07:29AM

Getting to Know Gilda’s Club Breakfast

Free Breakfast. Quick Tour. Anyone Touched By Cancer Men, women, children and teens can all be diagnosed with cancer. More than 29,000 people in Wisconsin receive this diagnosis each year. Cancer is stupid, but you can be cancer savvy. Get…


CityHack

Fri, 25 Oct. 2013, 09:00AM

CityHack

Madison's Civic Hackathon

Join developers from Hardin DD and Bendyworks in a civic hackathon to work on projects that make Madison a better place to live. Developers, graphic artists, and tinker'ers are free to team up with anyone…


17th Annual Fall Fest!

Fri, 25 Oct. 2013, 05:30PM

17th Annual Fall Fest!

"Creatures of the Night"

When the dusky autumn sky turns from red to gray, the creatures of the night will come out to play at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s 17th Annual Fall Fest! This year’s theme, “Creatures of…


Meet Your Makers: Kanji Writing

Sat, 26 Oct. 2013, 09:00AM

Meet Your Makers: Kanji Writing

Drop in for a drawing jam with some amazing Madison artists! Bubbler program coordinator Trent Miller will be leading this drop-in hands on activity. We'll have all kinds of drawing materials out and work on…


CityCamp Madison 2013

Sat, 26 Oct. 2013, 09:00AM

CityCamp Madison 2013

CityCamp Madison brings together citizens with local government. Join local government officials, municipal employees, representatives from community organizations, experts, programmers, designers, citizens and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live. With CityCamp Madison…


FLL Nature’s Fury Showcase

Sat, 26 Oct. 2013, 10:00AM

FLL Nature’s Fury Showcase

From storms to sunshine, heat waves to natural disasters, weather rules our world. Can Wisconsin FIRST LEGO League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16* from…


Madison Nonprofits Bike Tour

Mon, 28 Oct. 2013, 03:30PM

Madison Nonprofits Bike Tour

The Official Madison Nonprofit Day Kick-Off Event is "Madison Nonprofits Bike Tour." The tour, lead by Wisconsin Bike Fed - Madison, will take participants through the streets and biking pathsof Madison to visit and learn from local nonprofits, "How do they use bicycling as…


Madison Nonprofit Day Conference

Tue, 29 Oct. 2013, 08:00AM

Madison Nonprofit Day Conference

Madison Nonprofit Day is an annual celebration and awareness raising festival for nonprofits and public organizations in the Greater Madison, Wisconsin area. A day-long event that supports nonprofit and community organizations by providing opportunities to celebrate, engage, network, and learn. The Madison Nonprofit…


Walkable Streets Build Better Neighborhoods

Tue, 29 Oct. 2013, 11:00AM

Walkable Streets Build Better Neighborhoods

“Streets are often seen as merely a way to get from here to there, but they should be seen—and designed—as  walkable, interconnected public spaces, like parks and plazas, where communities are built and strengthened. Walkable…


Raging Grannies Senior Sing-Along

Tue, 29 Oct. 2013, 11:30AM

Raging Grannies Senior Sing-Along

The North/Eastside Senior Coalition is offering up a slate of programming for seniors on Madison Nonprofit Day. The senior lunch will be held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. As a special treat, the…


3 Day Startup (3DS - Madison)

Fri, 22 Nov. 2013, 08:00AM

3 Day Startup (3DS - Madison)

3DS is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing where a group of 40 students will start tech companies over the course of three day. They are…


Design Like Mad

Sat, 7 Dec. 2013, 09:00AM

Design Like Mad

DESIGN LIKE MAD IS MADISON'S FIRST DESIGN MARATHON  TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Teams of student and professional designers are formed to solve some of the most interesting design problems facing a select few local…


Reimagining Service Summit

Fri, 13 Dec. 2013, 08:00AM

Reimagining Service Summit

Take Good Intentions to Greater Impact

Volunteers have the power to be an integral part in the success of your organization and your community. The Reimagining Service Summit is the beginning of a unique, local movement that brings together Dane County…


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