Kari Temkin

Badger Volunteers Coordinator
Morgridge Center for Public Service

Kari Temkin (B.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.A. at Marquette University) is the Badger Volunteers Coordinator. In this role, Kari supports the operations, quality and growth of the Badger Volunteers program, which supports 750 student volunteers per semester.  As a UW-Madison alumna, she’s thrilled to be back on campus, where her civic engagement deepened and led her to pursue a career in public service. After graduation, Kari completed two years of national service; one with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and the other with Public Allies.  She then went on to receive her Masters in Public Service from Marquette University. Kari believes that coordinating volunteers through working at the Morgridge Center for Public Service doesn’t feel like work, but rather a tangible and continual way to put her values into action.   

Kari is wearing several hats at the Madison Nonprofit Day Conference. Related to the Opportunity to Lead workshop, she is the co-chair of the Nonprofit Board Training Committee.

The Nonprofit Board Training Committee plans and executes relevant training programs for local nonprofit board members to enhance their leadership and governance roles.  Local experts on nonprofit boards volunteer their time to conduct these quality training programs.


Kari also serves as the President of the Madison chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN). YNPN-Madison connects and empowers young nonprofit professionals to advance and shape the Madison area nonprofit sector. To learn more, please visit ynpnmadison.org or visit our table at the conference.