philanthropy

August 14, 2015 - 8:00am
Recent deliberations over the prospect of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks have brought up some soul-searching questions for Greater Milwaukee of late. What cultural, social, and economic assets do we need to be a thriving, "major league" metro...
December 18, 2014 - 8:00am
The temperatures have plummeted, the NFL playoffs are almost upon us, and our credit cards are tapped from holiday shopping – that means it’s time once again to unveil the Forum ‘s top five research findings of the year.  Last year’s list...
July 17, 2014 - 8:00am
We mentioned in an earlier blog post why the strength of Greater Milwaukee’s nonprofit sector is a policy issue worthy of some attention. Accordingly, in a new report released today, we take a look at revenue trends within the nonprofit sector and...
March 20, 2014 - 9:35am
As the Norman N. Gill fellow, my research exploring nonprofit revenue trends is a bit outside of the Public Policy Forum’s traditional focus, and so it’s worthwhile to explain why we feel this issue deserves some attention. Most clearly,...
January 8, 2014 - 9:00am
As we begin 2014, now is the time that we often take a moment to reflect on the past year and think of ways that we can improve upon it. As a result of this process, many people resolve to share a greater part of what they’ve earned with the causes...
December 28, 2011 - 8:00am
In each of the past 15 years, the Public Policy Forum has surveyed nonprofit leaders in southeast Wisconsin to gain insight into the financial health of their organizations and their success in generating support from philanthropic and government...
September 29, 2010 - 7:30am
The 14th annual "Report Card on Charitable Giving" - released by the Forum today in partnership with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation - shows moderate improvement over last year in the fiscal health and general outlook of Metro Milwaukee nonprofit...
September 20, 2009 - 8:00am
This year’s Report Card on Charitable Giving is different than in past years. In every report prior to this one, we surveyed the same small bellwether group of organizations. For this year’s report, we surveyed a larger number of nonprofits in the...
October 7, 2008 - 11:05am
By: Anonymous
A new program at Milwaukee’s Clarke Street School, announced last week, will provide 80 first- and second-graders with extra help through elementary, middle and high school and a guarantee that they will be able to afford college. The I Have a Dream...
June 24, 2008 - 11:10am
By: Anonymous
Judging from a recent newspaper column, I am not the only one with a wish-list of things I would love to do with Joseph Zilber’s money to help Milwaukee. The philanthropist plans to invest $50 million of his own funds (in addition to $50 million in...

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