Lunch Hour with HBI

Wednesday, January 20 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Nonprofit life can be challenging for even the most experienced among us. So, whether you’re an experienced leader, part of nonprofit staff, or just interested in the Wisconsin nonprofit sector, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is here to offer our support and insights to help you develop skills necessary for effective nonprofit leadership and managementAnd we want to hear about your experiences, too. With this in mind, grab your lunch and join us at noon for Lunch Hour with HBI — a new quarterly free virtual discussion series!

Lunch Hour with HBI provides you with the opportunity to meet different members of the Institute’s team and be part of a casual, facilitated discussion around a theme or critical question related to nonprofit management and leadership. If you have a topic of particular interest, contact HBI Associate Director Bryce Lord ( and start the conversation.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Monday, January 4 2021 9:00am - 10:30am


A fundraising plan is a living document that lays out specific fundraising tasks and strategies, including who will be responsible for completing them and the timeframe of when they need to be accomplished. Join us for this fully online workshop and learn to:

  • Explain the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan
  • Identify your organization’s assets
  • Develop a case statement
  • Set your fundraising goals
  • Draft a fundraising plan

Offered in partnership with


Jobhunt: Nonprofit Edition…Career Development in the Nonprofit Sector

Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

UWM School of Continuing Education
161 West Wisconsin Avenue #6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Job seeking? Thinking about making a change? Having a tough time scaling the nonprofit employment ladder?

Join us as we present a panel of human resource and executive search experts as they offer advice on how to prepare for the job hunt. Look for advice on navigating the application and interview process, negotiating salaries and promotions, resume building, and some general strategies for planning a successful career path in the nonprofit sector.



This session of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management‘s Professional Development Series, is offered as part of YPWeek Milwaukee 2018 through a partnership with Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Milwaukee

Earning THE ASK: a conversation on the fine art of fundraising

Monday, November 6 2017 9:00am - 10:30am

UWM School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Monday, November 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM CST
UWM School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

One of the most common questions asked by novice fundraisers is…

How do you ask for money?

  • How can a fundraiser identify potential new donors?
  • How do you start a productive conversation with a new donor?
  • What do funders really want to know?

As part of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management‘s Professional Development Series, join us and listen in on a lively conversation among experienced development & funding professionals as they discuss the challenges nonprofit professionals face in tackling the fine art of “Earning the Ask”.

Meet our Panel!

    • Christina Makal McCaffrey – Director, Major & Planned Giving – UW-Milwaukee
    • Dan Pfeiffer – Database Analytics & Reporting – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
    • Nancy Seidl Nelson, CFRE – SPI Consulting, LLC & President, AFPSeWI
    • Maria Vento – Vice President, Grants and Impact Investments – Bader Philanthropies

Moderated by Jason Parry – Vice President of Development and Communications – Penfield Children’s Center

Video: Watch the event here »