Area Grants & Deadlines

Area Grants and Deadlines Brewers Community Foundation   Applications accepted all year long. Submissions after Nov. 1st are reviewed the following year.   Forward Community Investments   Monthly   Fondy 100 Gives   Applications must be received three weeks ahead of the quarterly, with dates announced on the website.   Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee   […]

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Nonprofits Planning for Their Future

Diana designed and facilitated a retreat for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) as they think through challenges of an aging member base. This is a great time of year for nonprofits to consider the successes and challenges of the previous year and plan for the future. As new board members get started in […]

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Organizing Your Finances

Ever feel like you’re drowning in paperwork? Think about how you manage money, pay bills, and store documents. What’s working and what isn’t? Keep it Simple A simple system that fits a busy schedule is the one that works best. Do you have a way to: Keep important papers safe? Pay bills on time? Find […]

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Going Solo in Laconia

Three classes at Laconia High School in Rosendale participated in the business simulation game Going Solo. Through the game, in which groups compete in an imaginary jewelry business, students learn pricing, fixed costs, variable costs, contribution margin, and how to cope with elements of chance typical of a real business environment. During the two days, […]

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A Time of Change

“Change isn’t optional.  Change comes to us, no matter how much we resist.  Sometimes we chase it. Sometimes we avoid it.  But it still comes.  That is the nature of life.”  -Lee H. Baucom As agriculture professionals, making recommendations to farmers and then to have those recommend adopted and implemented by our farm families is […]

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Black Business Owners Speak

This summer Extension partnered with Fit Oshkosh to interview 48 African American business owners in Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown Counties. Preliminary findings are now available in this infographic. In coming months, Extension is analyzing the interviews and will publish on themes including 1) access to financial resources, 2) motivations for starting a […]

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Tidemann receives National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Continued Excellence Award for Wisconsin

Michelle Tidemann, UW Madison, Division of Extension Fond du Lac County Human Development & Relationship Extension Educator was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 85th annual session, whose theme was “Nurturing the Richness of Lifelong Learning”. She received the NEAFCS Continued Excellence Award at the conference held September […]

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Un poco de cariño ayuda mucho

La empatía en los niños está vinculada a la habilidad de desarrollar relaciones más fuertes. Las relaciones fuertes ayudan a una persona a sentirse feliz. Enseñar a los niños a preocuparse por los demás es una excelente manera de ayudar a los niños a ser felices cuando sean mayores. Hay una variedad de estrategias para […]

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Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week October 6-12

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Area 4-H clubs will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community […]

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Conversations on Race: Podcasts

On the 4th Wednesday of each month since January 2018, Diana has collaborated with Ebony Vision, The Humanity Project: Telling the Untold Story, and Bob Hoffmaster of KFIZ radio (AM 1450) to do a 20-minute segment about race. Asian, African-American, & Latinx guests share with Bob and Diana, who are white, their experiences growing up, […]

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