As a nonprofit leader, you are passionate about delivering on your mission and making a

positive impact.

Our mission is to provide you with opportunities to advance your skills while connecting with & learning from your peers. Because we're all changemakers - and supporting, learning, and growing together is one way we can supercharge our ability to make the impact our hearts are set on making.

Registration for Evaluate Your Outcomes is open!

Register by 8pm on April 24 to save your seat for Communicate What Matters! How to create a simple, annual, and focused plan for your organization's communications.
This 5-week mini-course starts April 26, 2023 and occurs every Wednesday at 11:00am - 12:30pm through May 24. To maximize your learning, we also offer a drop-in collaboration space on Fridays from 11am-12pm where you can reserve some time to work together with your peers on the class assignment. The Friday sessions are recommended, but optional.
Up to TWO PEOPLE from your organization can register per $75 registration fee! 
Register Here by April 24, 2023

Programs Developed With You In Mind

Each offering in this series contains carefully crafted and curated content based on the most requested topics and planned to fit within your busy schedule.

What will you gain?

As an active participant in this peer learning experience, you'll:
  • Learn evaluation tools to improve your programs and communicate outcomes. (Spring 2023)
  • Engage in ongoing learning through building a peer network. (Any/all offerings!)  
Past Sessions:
  • Explore various planning tools to help set a direction for your organization. (Summer 2022)
  • Evaluate your organization’s fund-development/resource development plan. (Fall 2022)
  • Create or revise a communication plan. (Winter 2023)

What's the commitment?
Because we understand your time is limited, we have specifically planned these offerings to fit into your schedule. Each offering is made up one 90-minute session per week for five weeks, all held near the lunch hour from 11am-12:30pm each Wednesday. 
To maximize your learning and networking, we also provide a weekly drop-in collaboration space for participants to have time reserved on your calendar to support course work, leave space for questions, or to network and learn from each other. These sessions are on Fridays from 11am-12pm.
Sign up for one mini-course or sign up for all of them - the choice is yours! 

Who is behind this?

This program was created by a collaboration of several UW-Madison Division of Extension colleagues from across the state. The current faciliators are:
Michelle Grimm, Extension Taylor County
Elizabeth McCrank, Community Leadership Specialist
Noah Reif, Extension Fond du Lac County

Schedule and Topics

All sessions will be held virtually on Zoom, with some course work on Canvas (educational courseware). Orientation will be provided for each offering.

Evaluating Program Outcomes

Learn program outcome evaluation tools and directly apply them to improve your program and communicate results.

Registration Fee: $75 (scholarships available)


Wednesdays at 11am, April 26-May 24, 2023

Fridays drop-in collaboration space at 11am


Register for Evalute Your Outcomes

Leadership & Organizational Culture

Healthy, vibrant organizational culture takes time and leadership to cultivate and maintain. 
Registration Fee: $75 (scholarships available)
Wednesdays at 11am, starting in April, 2023
Fridays drop-in collaboration space at 11am
Sign up below and we'll notify you when we begin accepting registrations! 

Past Sessions

Hands-on Organizational Planning, SimplifiedAddress your real challenges or goals through learning & practicing simple tools with your peers.
Fundraising and Donor RelationsBrush up on your fundraising skills while learning what's working (and not working) for your peers.
Communicate What Matters!How to create a simple, annual and focused plan for your organization's communications.

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About Us

The Organizational and Leadership Development Program, located in the UW-Madison Division of Extension's Community Development Institute (links to an external site), strives to advance the skills of nonprofit leaders and expand the capacity of organizations to deliver on their mission through strategic initiatives and within the broader context of social, racial and economic equality. 
An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.