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Archive of: Nonprofit Biz Report

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Johnson returns to Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County has announced that Michael Johnson will return to the organization as CEO, effective Dec. 15, 2018. Johnson resigned in July after eight years as CEO to pursue an opportunity with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

October 2018

WHEDA awards $500K in housing grants

In a move that will allow housing providers to create or improve more than 1,005 beds or units, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Foundation will award $513,824 in housing grants to 29 housing providers throughout the state, including three in Dane County.

October 2018

Four senior groups merge into NewBridge

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, four Madison nonprofits that serve older adults will merge and operate under the new name NewBridge Madison. The four organizations are the North/Eastside Senior Coalition, West Madison Senior Center, South Madison Coalition of the Elderly, and East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging.

October 2018

United Way creates flood relief fund

To meet the need caused by recent flooding across Dane County, United Way is launching the United Way Flood Relief Fund.

September 2018

New transportation for seniors to debut in Madison

Coinciding with National Senior Center Month, the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., is hosting Madison’s first public demonstration of Cycling Without Age on Monday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

September 2018

Veterans, banks lend hand to flood victims

Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, is launching an operation in the Dane County communities of Mazomanie, Cross Plains, and Black Earth, to assist in ongoing flood response and recovery efforts.

August 2018

WORT employee injured in shooting

A 33-year-old volunteer disc jockey was injured when a masked gunman entered WORT-FM radio studios in the overnight hours of Aug. 5 and fired several bullets through studio glass.

August 2018

Olbrich to offer mini-bonds to public

With Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., planning a $12 million expansion and renovation, the city is looking to sell “mini-bonds” to the public in increments of $500 as a way to fund the project.

August 2018

Area personalities launch nonprofit

John Urban, a photographer, videographer, and former DJ in Madison, has partnered with Leola “Lea” Culver, a co-founder of Culver’s restaurants, to launch Big Dreamers United, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits better communicate their causes at no charge.

July 2018

Sun Prairie blast causes major losses

An explosion the evening of July 10 in downtown Sun Prairie claimed one life, injured several others, and demolished at least two downtown businesses along Main Street.

July 2018
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