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Happy Holidays from Team Incourage!

Thu. Dec 21, 2017

Incouraging Action: Honoring our Past, Creating our Future 

With the arrival of the holiday season comes a time to reflect on the things we are grateful for, celebrate and honor the traditions we hold dear, and welcome family, friends and neighbors, both old and new into our homes.
 
Change can be a good thing – in life and in community. But so is preserving and honoring that which is good about the past.
 
As an organization that was set up to take a broad and long-term view of our community, Incourage helps to “set the table” for change to happen in our community. We bring partners together, gather data and research to help inform decision-making, and support residents in participating and engaging in things that are important to them. We also honor and respect what came before us, building on our strengths and assets to realize an even stronger community.
 
We love and take pride in this place, and we know you do too. You are a part of our history and play an integral role in our community’s future success. And we’re excited about what the future holds. Check out some highlights from the year, as well as plans for 2018.

In order to continue these important efforts on behalf of our community, we need your support. Please consider a contribution to Incourage. YOU make our work possible, and your gift will help to ensure a better tomorrow in south Wood County. Give now.

Thank you for your support. We wish you and yours a happy, healthy holiday season and look forward to a prosperous 2018!

Incourage Board of Directors
Kristopher Gasch, Chair
Dale Bikowski, Treasurer 
Donna Anderson, Secretary
Kristie Egge
 

Better Together

“I see our community transitioning and beginning to shape a new identity … an identity that respects the past, builds on community assets and looks to the future,” Incourage CEO Kelly Ryan writes about her community. Read more here.
2017 Highlights
In 2017, Incourage and our donors provided over $5 million in grants and programmatic investments. Here is how people are making a difference to build a stronger community. Check out highlights from the year.
Have you taken the Community Survey yet?
Take the Community Survey!
What’s important to you? What are your hopes and concerns for our community’s future? 
Incourage is conducting a community-wide survey of residents. Your answers to the survey will help illustrate how our community has changed since the last Community Survey in 2012.
Complete the survey today! Paper copies are also available upon request, contact Corey Anfinson at [email protected] or 715.423.3863. More about Incourage
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478 E Grand Ave Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
715.423.3863
© December 21, 2017
Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy. To learn more, visit incouragecf.org.

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    Carol Davis
    [email protected] 715.423.3863
  • About Incourage

    Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy.