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Incourage Offers Financial Sustainability Workshops to Nonprofits

Mon. Feb 6, 2012

Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Feb. 6, 2012 … Many nonprofits are facing challenges in today’s economic environment. In response, Incourage Community Foundation has teamed up with Forward Community Investments (FCI) to help local organizations navigate these tough times for near-term success and long-term sustainability. Incourage is offering Building Financial Sustainability: A Nonprofit Learning Series to 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the south Wood County area.

Building Financial Sustainability: A Nonprofit Learning Series will address critical issues affecting nonprofits: budgeting, calculating costs, cash flow management, financial management, and building capacity. Executive directors, board members, and staff will work together over a nine-month period to develop and sharpen these critical skills.

Training is made possible by a $20,000 grant from Incourage Community Foundation donors. “We believe that developing nonprofit leaders and organizations is crucial to supporting and sustaining the growth of a vibrant community,” said Dawn Vruwink of Incourage. “The series will help nonprofits develop their financial understanding and organizational effectiveness, and enhance their leadership skills.”

“Many nonprofits are community’s social safety net,” adds Salli Martyniak, president, FCI. “While FCI has a long history of sustaining nonprofits by bridging gaps through credit, this learning series is a continuation of our work in developing the skills of nonprofit managers.”

To learn more, contact Dawn Vruwink at Incourage, 715.423.3863, [email protected].


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About incourage community foundation

Incourage is a leader in rural community development, serving the south Wood County area with programs in workforce development, community information, civility, adaptive leadership, learning, and grant-making. The new Incourage name reflects a promise: You encourage us. We encourage you. Let’s act in courage together. To learn more, watch the “Not Your Ordinary Foundation” at youtube.com/incouragecf.

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  • 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.