Milwaukee nonprofit closes after 32 years

Milwaukee Nonprofit Center at

the Milwaukee Non-Profit Center closed after 32 years, the organization said.

Former Milwaukee Office Nonprofit Center in
2819 West Highland Blvd.

The nonprofit center organized workshops and training sessions for nonprofit organizations and operated a nonprofit job listing website. Jobs that serve and volunteer matchmaking website Volunteer Milwaukee.

The centre’s Volunteer Milwaukee and Giving Tree Initiative, which provided 13,000 holiday gifts per year to families in need, will be administered by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County in the future.

Before closing, the center said it served more than 400 nonprofit member organizations and more than 40 member companies of its Business Volunteer Council.

“We are proud of the work that has been done at NPC and the impact it has had on our community,” said Raejean Kanter, former chairman of the board of the nonprofit Center. “If you ask the staff at your favorite nonprofit where they received training and support, chances are they will tell you about the Milwaukee Nonprofit Center. And that will be our legacy.

The history of the center dates back to the mid-1960s, when a group of city spiritual leaders formed Milwaukee Associates in Urban Ministry to sponsor Volunteers in Service to America projects in downtown churches. The group transformed in the early 1970s into Milwaukee Associates in Urban Development and expanded its programs to include running a resource center for other nonprofits and a neighborhood data center. . It officially adopted the name of the Milwaukee Nonprofit Center in 1996.

The organization said in September 2018, he planned to sell its office building at 2819 W. Highland Blvd., amid increasing financial constraints.

Virginia S. Braud