CommNS Knowledge is a platform for learning and exchange, featuring insights from nonprofit and civil society organizations, research, and communities.

Recordings of the CommNS Annual Event sessions are now available!

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The inaugural Civic Health of Wisconsin report is now available, launching an ongoing initiative to build civic health in our communities.

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Wisconsin's third sector is facing new challenges as a result of COVID-19. CommNS and UW-Extension hosted a series of virtual conversations to learn more.

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