Introducing the new Nonprofit Resource Center!

October 22, 2021

Jamie Schloegel, Executive DirectorBy Jamie Schloegel, Executive Director

All about the Nonprofit Resource Center

At La Crosse Community Foundation we recently announced that we’ve created a Nonprofit Resource Center. This center will benefit La Crosse County nonprofit organizations and the community and can be found online at laxcommfoundation.com/resourcecenter. This site features information and opportunities for both nonprofits and individual community members.

Helping to bridge the resource gap for area nonprofits

La Crosse is fortunate to have a large number of nonprofit organizations enriching our community and so many people ready and willing to lend a hand. This online resource center will bring them together to provide training, tips, and tools for all to grow and nonprofits to flourish.

The move follows a survey of La Crosse County nonprofits to identify the people, services and professional development tools they need to thrive. The resource center was designed to address the most significant challenges and highest priorities that La Crosse County area agencies need.

The site features resources for technical assistance and coaching services along with directories of nonprofit organizations and local service vendors recommended by other nonprofits. It also offers grant writing tips and opportunities to attend professional development training sessions.

Matchmaking for nonprofit boards and community members

One of the features we’re most excited for is a board matching component.

Essentially the board matching section of the site helps individuals find boards where their expertise and passion are needed, while also helping nonprofits find and connect with new board members. We’ll also share updates on upcoming trainings to help agencies and board members maximize the benefits of their work together.

Ongoing development ensures continual improvement of online resource center

The site and resources will continue to evolve as more features are developed and as community needs change.  The next significant addition is already underway as we collaborate with Viterbo University to develop coursework in nonprofit leadership development. This addition is expected to launch next year, though single-topic workshops will be offered before then.

The La Crosse Community Foundation is committed to fostering a culture of philanthropy in our community. Creating this Nonprofit Resource Center is another step in that direction.