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Archive of: Nonprofit Biz Report

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Businessman creates solar energy fund

Cal Couillard, an Edgerton businessman, has created a fund that encourages nonprofits to switch to solar energy.

November 2017

Urgent request: Thanksgiving basket donations down

With Thanksgiving around the corner and basket deliveries beginning Saturday, the Goodman Community Center has put out an urgent request for more basket donations.

November 2017

In Kiio WEA Trusts

WEA Trust, the Madison-based nonprofit that provides health insurance plans for state employees, has invested $1 million in Fitchburg-based startup Kiio to help people with lower back pain.

October 2017

Holstein head charged in embezzlement case

Larry P. Nelson of Fitchburg, the former executive director of the Wisconsin Holstein Association, has been charged with embezzling more than $15,000 from the Baraboo organization.

October 2017

Recall effort targets Fitchburg mayor

A group angry at Fitchburg Mayor Jason Gonzalez for pulling funding for nonprofits from his proposed 2018 operating budget has launched a recall campaign.

October 2017

Dane County, Vera Institute partner to help immigrants

Dane County has been chosen as one of 12 jurisdictions to be part of a Vera Institute of Justice national initiative called the Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Cities Network, a partnership to provide legal representation to immigrants facing deportation hearings.

September 2017

CUNA Mutual Group to donate $100,000 to Safe Haven

In a grant that will ensures the availability of shelter and services for Dane County’s homeless population through March of 2018, the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation will donate $100,000 to Porchlight’s Safe Haven program.

September 2017

Update: Beacon will open despite funding concerns

The Beacon, a day center for the homeless being built at 615 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, will open Oct. 16 as planned, even though long-term funding has not yet been secured.

September 2017

Local business hopes to be the spark to save Safe Haven

John Cannarella, owner of A-1 Furniture in Madison, has pledged $10,000 in the hope that it will ignite a campaign to keep Porchlight’s Safe Haven transitional shelter open in 2018.

September 2017

Homeless facility to shut down by end of year

A lack of HUD funding is forcing Porchlight’s Safe Haven transitional program to close by the end of the year.

August 2017
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