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Center for Public Affairs to host July 16 workshop on fundraising

UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs will present a one-day workshop, “Learn How to Build Your Fundraising Program,” from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Green Bay. Attendees will learn how to create a successful development program; implement best fundraising practices; master strategic fundraising techniques; evaluate a program’s effectiveness; and diversify funding streams. Cost is $99, which includes materials, refreshments and lunch. UW-Green Bay staff and students, as well as additional team members of those already attending, qualify for a special rate of $79. Visit the center’s website or call (920) 465-2608 for additional information.

Center for Public Affairs to present grant-writing, GIS, fundraising training

The UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs will offer three separate spring and summer training opportunities for campus and community attendees. The offerings kick off Wednesday, May 21 with Grant Writing I: A Skill Building Workshop and continue with GIS Essential Skills Wednesday, June 18 and How to Build Your Fundraising Program Wednesday, July 16. All sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. Cost is $99; UW-Green Bay staff and students pay a discounted $89. Read more.
 

UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs presents training options for campus, public

The Center for Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will offer three separate spring and summer training opportunities for campus and community attendees.

Grant Writing 1: A Skill Building Workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, 2040 Airport Drive. Veteran grant writer Joe Gaunt and UW-Green Bay Associate Professor and CFPA Director Lora Warner will present an informative and enjoyable workshop that will put participants in the know about how to win the grant their organization needs. Attendees are invited to bring current ideas and projects; they will leave with a critiqued draft grant proposal. Cost for the training is $99, including materials, morning refreshments and lunch. UW-Green Bay staff and students, as well as team members of an organization already attending, pay a discounted rate of $89.

GIS Essential Skills will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Participants will learn about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how to leverage its capabilities for their organization’s benefit. GIS expert and UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Rachel Russell will lead this hands-on workshop for public and nonprofit managers. Every attendee will receive a one-year ESRI ArcGIS 10.1 Education Edition Software subscription and a copy of “The GIS 20: Essential Skills” workbook to take home. Cost for the training is $99, including materials, morning refreshments and lunch. UW-Green Bay staff and students, as well as team members of an organization already attending, pay a discounted rate of $89.

How to Build Your Fundraising Program will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Fund development specialist Jennifer Skolaski will present an in-depth workshop that will help attendees learn to execute a successful fundraising plan to support current programs and future goals. Cost for the training is $99, including materials, morning refreshments and lunch. UW-Green Bay staff and students, as well as team members of an organization already attending, pay a discounted rate of $89.

To register for the CFPA training sessions, or for more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/cfpa.

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iPat Film Series: Do The Math, Tuesday at 7

It’s the next installment of the iPat series: Do The Math is a fast-paced documentary about the rising movement to take on the fossil fuel industry and address growing climate concerns. Whitney Passint, UW Green Bay graduate student, will be on hand to offer local commentary about this issue after the film. The iPat series is free and open to the public — and free popcorn will be provided! Visit the website for more information. Questions? Contact Ashley Heath: 465-2608 or heatha@uwgb.edu.

‘Living on One Dollar’ screening, discussion to be held Feb. 18

Could you live on a dollar a day? Three college students set out to do just that in a remote Guatemalan village, documenting their 56-day journey for the documentary film “Living on One Dollar.” On Tuesday (Feb. 18), the UW-Green Bay and larger communities are invited to a screening of the film, which will be followed by a program featuring area experts. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. There is no cost to attend, parking is free in the Union Visitor Lot and snacks will be provided. Questions? Contact Ashley Heath at 465-2608 or heatha@uwgb.edu. The event is a collaborative effort between the Center for Public Affairs, Public and Environmental Affairs, the Student Government Association and campus Common Theme.

iPat film series is back for spring!

The iPat environmental film series will kick of the spring semester with “Shattered Sky” at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 4) in the Christie Theatre. The documentarytells the story of hownAmerica led the world to solve what some believe the biggest environmental crisis ever seen — the hole in the ozone layer. Guest commentator for after the film is Michael Grimm, conservation ecologist with the Nature Conservancy of Door Peninsula & Green Bay Watershed. The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs. All showings are free and open to the public — and free popcorn will be available! To see the spring schedule.

Center for Public Affairs to offer outcome management, grant-writing trainings

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs will present training opportunities in outcome management and grant writing during two separate sessions in December 2013 and January 2014.

Outcome Management Training will be offered during a single-day session from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, 2040 Airport Drive. The workshop is designed to help participants understand important concepts related to outcomes, develop their own program logic model, identify important outcomes, decide how best to collect data and to use outcome data for fundraising. Cost for the program is $99, which includes materials, refreshment and lunch. UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students, as well as additional team members of organizations already attending, qualify for a discount rate of $79.

Grant Writing Training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, also at the Radisson Green Bay. This workshop will help attendees develop a clear and persuasive “exceptional selling point” that builds excitement around their project, determine whether the project concept is grant-worthy, and help participants understand what application reviewers are looking for. Attendees will leave the workshop with a critiqued grant draft proposal. Cost for the workshop is $69, which includes materials and refreshments. A discounted rate of $59 is available for UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students, and for additional team members of organizations already attending.

Participants may register online via the Center for Public Affairs website, www.uwgb.edu/cfpa. Registration forms are available on the site, and can also be sent by mail to: UW-Green Bay, Outreach and Adult Access, CL 204, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001; or by fax to (920) 465-2643. Contact Ashley Heath with questions, either by phone at (920) 465-2608, or by email at heatha@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs aims to enhance civic engagement and quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin through research, opportunities for students, continuing educational programs and more. More information is available online at www.uwgb.edu/cfpa.

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CFPA’s Warner tapped for panels on hot voucher issue

Associate Prof. Lora Warner, head of the UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs, has been busy as of late, lending her expertise to discussions on the hot-button issue of school vouchers. As we told you here previously, Warner was a panelist for last week’s CFPA community voucher discussion (read press release), and also was featured during a similar discussion during a Thursday (Nov. 14) summit in Milwaukee. The seventh annual Henry A. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit featured a panel titled “Life After Vouchers: Expansion, Accountability and Outcomes.” Fellow panelists included the University of Oklahoma’s Deven Carlson (also featured at the UW-Green Bay event), as well as Assistant Prof. Michael Ford of UW-Oshkosh. The Wisconsin Eye Public Affairs Network recorded the Nov. 14 panel; you can watch it here.
 

Coverage, reminder: CFPA’s voucher event is Tuesday

As this morning’s (Monday, Nov. 11) Press-Gazette reminded us, UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs on Tuesday (Nov. 12) will host a public information and dialogue event around the hot-button issue of school vouchers. “Life with Vouchers: A Community Conversation,” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 250 of Rose Hall. A reception with refreshments will precede the event, starting at 6:30. “Life with Vouchers” will feature keynote speaker Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma, as well as a panel of local experts. Today’s paper, and our news release, below, offer additional details:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
UW-Green Bay News

Contentious school voucher debate is topic for Center for Public Affairs discussion

Our own Center for Public Affairs will offer some context for the hot-button school voucher debate during a forum set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Room 250 of Rose Hall. A reception with refreshments will precede the event, titled “Life with Vouchers: a Community Conversation,” beginning at 6:30. Featuring keynote speaker Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma, along with a panel of local experts (including faculty members Lora Warner and David Helpap), “Life with Vouchers” is designed to encourage information sharing and dialogue around the issue. The event is free and open to the public, with free parking available in the Wood Hall lot. More details.