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  • José Alfredo – Ingeniero en Guadalajara, Jalisco

    “La utilización de pesticidas, herbicidas, productos altamente impactantes para los ecosistemas, ya que impactan no solo nuestro presente, sino, el futuro del ambiente donde se aplican, es decir, estamos contaminando los mantos acuíferos y la …

  • Chelsea

    Chelsea, Quito, Ecuador

    “The biggest environmental challenge I face every day is that I wish I could avoid plastic more, but many products, medicines, and even foods in the supermarket are packaged in necessary plastics. To improve our …

  • Ramiro

    Ramiro, 63 años, Zapopan

    “La humadera, el esmog que avientan los carros, todo eso es una contaminación bárbara para todo mundo, las quemazones que hay en los cerros que está acabando con los árboles, está acabando con todo lo …

  • Belén

    Belén, 49 años, Quito, Ecuador

    “El estarme, el ser y el estar, la presencia, el estado de presencia porque favorece el no distraerse, no estar mirando el celular, el poder estar frente a un árbol o sentarse en la hierba, …

  • Apply Now for the Community and Nonprofit Leadership Capstone Certificate Program

    The Community and Nonprofit Leadership Capstone Certificate equips both emerging and established change agents working in the nonprofit, community, and civil society efforts with skills and knowledge to expand their impact and develop in their career path. …

  • Diego Ramírez Toriz, Ciudad de México

    “Tratar de transmitirles a mis alumnos mi pasión por el cuidado del medio ambiente y que a partir de mi práctica docente construyan la conciencia necesaria para generar acciones que no afecten tanto a nuestro …

  • Learn about Top Trends and Promising Strategies in Revenue Model and Funds Development

    The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“The CommNS”) invites you to join us for our first ever webinar series, Top Trends and Promising Strategies in Revenue Model and Funds Development. Co-hosted by AFP Greater …

  • Join our Summer Book Club on Trends in the Third Sector

    As we transition from our academic year to summer, we are looking forward to getting some space and time for catching up on bigger-picture thinking and reflection about community work, nonprofit organizations, social enterprise, and …

  • Iker Oziel Mejía

    Alumno del Colegio Williams, interesado en las distintas aportaciones ambientales, da a conocer lo que realiza Francisco Mariscal Durand, docente de materias afines a su carrera de Ecología a nivel licenciatura donde brinda conocimientos para …

  • Irene Zamora Carneiro

    Estudiante del Colegio Williams, entrevista al Profesor Arnulfo Mateos Acosta, docente de matemáticas, respecto a la re-utilización del agua de la lavadora “Desde hace 10 años la capta para el riego de plantas y la …

  • Lucila Paola Garcia Mercado, alumna del Colegio Williams entrevista a Bertha del Carmen Pinzón, diseñadora

    Me compartió sus ideas sobre la importancia de las 3R y que todo se puede reciclar, reducir y reutilizar con un poco de ingenio. Desde nuestra casa podemos contribuir para no dañar más al medio …

  • Kim Chumen Engelmajer Xu

    Alumno del Colegio Williams, buscando mejorar nuestro planeta Tierra, entrevista al Maestro Mario Urdapilleta Guzmán, quien es Ingeniero Industrial y especialista en aceites esenciales “Me compartió la importancia de los aceites esenciales doTerra en nuestro …

  • Laura, de la Ciudad de México, profesora de biología

    “Estoy convencida de que cualquier acción que hagamos daña a el planeta por más mínima que sea y considero que llevando a cabo acciones pequeñas y cotidianas como minimizar el uso y consumo de aparatos …

  • Manuel, la Ciudad de Mexico, profesor de biología

    “Yo considero que el mayor problema con el que nos enfrentamos es el manejo de residuos. De la naturaleza he aprendido sobre cómo nos adaptamos, he descubierto a partir de ella el proceso de adaptación …

  • Follow-up Survey Shows How COVID-19 Continues to Impact Wisconsin Nonprofits

    Wisconsin’s nonprofit sector has stepped up to meet increased needs for support in the wake of COVID-19 and have found creative ways to safely pursue their missions. But nonprofit organizations have also faced significant challenges. …

  • Leader of Co-Create Amy Hilgendorf leading a workshop

    Co-Create Connects Community and Campus to Answer Important Questions

    The above image shows Co-Create Director Amy Hilgendorf sharing a report generated by a Co-Create facilitated community input process, at the CommNS Spring 2019 event focused on “Where Mission Meets Advocacy.” Since 2018, the Center …

  • Undergraduate students Christopher Hastings and Molly DeVore pick bush beans as volunteers from UW-Madison’s F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture harvest fresh produce and vegetables from their farm plot at Eagle Heights Community Garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 13, 2020. The students harvested more than 300 pounds of fresh produce, which they later distributed for free to nearly 100 people during a Harvest Handout outreach event held on East Campus Mall. F.H. King hosts the Harvest Hand out each Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

    Learn More About Organizational Structures Within the Mission-Based Food Production Movement

    The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (CommNS) Executive Director Mary Beth Collins and Co-Create Graduate Research Assistant Allison Hellenbrand recently collaborated on an article entitled “Choosing the Right Structure for Organizations Participating in the …

  • a photo of Adrienne Theune

    Thank You to Our AmeriCorps VISTA Member!

    This past year the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (CommNS) has been fortunate to host AmeriCorps VISTA member Adrienne Theune as part of the Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA project. AmeriCorps VISTA members help local …

  • Recording Available for CommUniversity Session: “Whether and How to Form a Nonprofit”

    The CommNS partnered with the UW-Madison Law School and Marquette Law School to offer an in-demand CommUniversity session this past April. The session was titled “Whether and How to Form a Nonprofit,” and presenters were: …

  • Aerial view of downtown and the lakes

    CommNS Teams Present at Madison Nonprofit Day

    Members of the CommNS Team had a great time once again this year at Madison Nonprofit Day.  This event is always a great opportunity to connect and learn with others working in the sector, and …