Community Engagement Toolkit for Public Participation

As we plan our outreach and engagement efforts, we must be intentional with centering the community members we hope to reach. We must create authentic, sustainable relationships with community members to implement our programming successfully. Whether you are part of local government, a public department, or a nonprofit, the tools included in our Community Engagement […]

Helping Older Adults Access Healthy Foods

FoodWIse has a long standing partnership with a low income senior housing site in Fond du Lac, Riverview Senior Apartments. FoodWIse works with the residents through a 6 week summer nutrition series and has recently added a strength training program for older adults, Strong Bodies, to the offerings. The residents form strong relationships with the […]

Checking Your Credit Report Continues to be Important

Consumers can help stop scammers and strengthen their own financial future by checking their credit report. By law, everybody can obtain three free credit reports each year at It is important to check your report regularly to make sure it is accurate and up to date. Scammers often desire to open credit in your name. […]

Building Culinary Skills

Fond du Lac County 4-H hosted a three-day Foodie Theme reaching 15 youth in June. The youth expressed an interest in learning and exploring culinary skills and the food and nutrition project. A Youth leader, Adult Volunteer, 4-H Summer Intern, and 4-H Program Educator led different cooking activities teaching basic cooking skills such as measuring, […]

Nonprofit Financial Development and Donor Relations Course Announcement

Nonprofit organizations continue to take an increasingly critical role in providing needed services and programs within our community. As our local nonprofits take on critical roles, addressing key concerns of these community organizations becomes more important. According to a nationwide survey data of nonprofits published by Statista in April 2024, the two greatest challenges identified […]

Roberts Boys and Girls Club 4-H Art Club

Tracy Keifenheim, 4-H Educator, partnered with the Fond du Lac Boys and Girls Club Roberts location to continue a 4-H club within the Boys and Girls Club. Keifenheim worked with Anna Koepsell, Roberts Extension Director, to build out the 6-week Art Club for 1st and 2nd-grade members. The club had 9 youth members. Over 6 […]

Fund Development and Donor Relations: A 5-Session Mini-Course

Designed to empower organizations of all sizes, this mini-course will equip participants with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in today’s philanthropic landscape. Hosted over five sessions, this course dives deep into the essential pillars of successful fund development and donor relations. Nonprofits of all sizes and focus areas are encouraged to attend! This […]

Have an ag question? Ask it!

Reaching out to your UW Extension Regional Crops or Dairy Educator is a great way to get your agriculture questions answered – but if you are not sure who to contact, use the new UW Madison Division of Extension Ask Your Ag Question form.  Connect with Extension experts from Wisconsin and receive research-based responses and […]

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