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Would you like to have more substantive conversations this year?

Sara Wilson, CPCC |  I have been thinking a lot about my current conversations. Are they fulfilling? Do they result in the type of information I seek? Are they building the kinds of relationships I want? Honestly, on many fronts, for me the answer is “no.” How about you? There are many reasons our conversations […]

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New Year, New Perspective

Sara Wilson, CPCC |  “It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.”  –Kristin Armstrong I love to get up early, be […]

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Should I Tell My Funder My Program Failed?

Julie Whelan Capell |   Why are nonprofits so reluctant to tell funders when a program has failed? Do we not trust the funders to understand our situation? Do we think they will cut off our funding? Are we afraid they will lose faith in our organization’s ability to serve the community? In other sectors, […]

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What Does a Dynamic Duo Have to do with Your Nonprofit Board?

Sara Wilson, CPCC | Often, the roles of board president and executive director are described in terms of how they are different, with the board president focused on the future and the executive director focused on daily organizational management and program implementation. But ideally, these two individuals act as a Dynamic Duo.  Together they are tasked […]

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A Certified Professional Coach!

Sara Wilson, CPCC – Co-Active Training Institute |  Spring 2019 Sara received her professional coaching certification from the Co-Active Training Institute, which is a global leader in training coaches. The Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation Sara received is the most rigorous and respected in the industry. The program Sara completed consists of several hundred […]

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Developing and Supporting Southeast Wisconsin’s Nonprofit Leaders

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management | In September of 2019 the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee expanded its effort to support nonprofit leadership development through an Executive Leadership Development Circle and a Senior Management Leaders Circle. Sara will utilize her expertise in organizational […]

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On Board, Committed to Community Service

Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee | The Urban Ecology Center “connects people in cities to nature and each other”.   Pursuing her passion for connecting people and nature, Sara is continuing her service on the Urban Ecology Center’s Board of Directors; she was first elected to the board in 2016. She co-chairs the Riverside Branch Advisory […]

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“Focusing Board Energy: Out of the Weeds, On to Big Ideas”

Land Trust Alliance, Ask the Expert | Sara Wilson shares her expertise on Ask the Expert”  a presentation hosted by the national Land Trust Alliance. Her topic is  “Focusing Board Energy:  “Out of the Weeds, On to Big Ideas” . A recording of the presentation is available courtesy of Land Trust Alliance-Midwest Program,  Heart of the Lakes, and Gathering […]

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MAYES | WILSON office wins Mayor’s Design Award

In partnership with MMSD, National Wildlife Federation, City of Milwaukee | Sara Wilson’s commercial and residential property the “Bike Path Building” which houses the offices of MAYES│WILSON and her residence was one of 18 properties recognized by the 2015 Mayor’s Design Awards for contributing to the built environment within the city of Milwaukee. The former […]

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“Walking the talk”

Living Sustainably While living in U.S. Virgin Islands, I was in a community that valued water, and made use of every drop. In Milwaukee I wanted to commit to water conservation by investing in a water catchment and reuse system, assisted by grants from the Milwaukee Sewerage District. The Bike Path Building is a zero […]

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