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Inspiring Voices Returns with Lilada Gee

Throughout November we’re amplifying the work of Lilada Gee, founder of Lilada’s Living Room  and Black Women Heal.  Lilada is a […]

Opportunities to Take Action Against Hate

Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) has been deeply alarmed by recent white supremacist actions in Charlottesville and around the country. […]

Meet CSW’s 2017 Change-Makers

2017 Community Change-Maker Award Winners On September 27, 2017, we gather to honor the work of local heroes and change-makers at […]

Inspiring Voices Returns with Building Bosses!

Community Shares of Wisconsin is pleased to announce the return of Inspiring Voices, now in partnership with Madison 365—to build […]

Save the Date: The 2017 Change-Maker Awards Event is on Sep. 27

Join Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) for the 2017 Community Change-Maker Awards Event on Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Union […]

The Big Share Raises a Record $315,000…and Counting!

(Post updated) Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is pleased to announced The 2017 Big Share™ raised a record-breaking $315,000 from 2,700 […]

Help Make History on March 7!

Ready to be part of the excitement of The Big Share and make a BIG impact?  Here are 4 easy […]

CSW Announces Big Share Prizes and Events

With a week left to go, Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is pleased to share our full prize and event […]

RSVP to Attend a Twitter Party on Feb. 28

Join Community Shares of Wisconsin for a Twitter Party with Sujhey Beisser, Jessica Cavazos, Maurice Cheeks, Brandi Grayson, and Jen Rubin on Feb. […]

Former CSW Executive Director Crystel Anders on Forward Forum with John Quinlan

Former Executive Director Crystel Anders recently sat down with John Quinlan, host of Forward Forum, a local public affairs program, […]

January 25 CSW Board Meeting Cancelled

January 25, 2017 Due to the expected snowfall and closure of Madison Public Schools today, Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) […]

CSW Announces: 2017 Big Share on March 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 12, 2017 MADISON—Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced the 2017 Big Share will take […]

Community Shares of Wisconsin Announces Cheri Dubiel as its Next Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 19, 2016 MADISON—Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced Cheri Dubiel as its Executive Director […]

Capital Times: “Make our community even better with a donation to Community Shares”

Wondering about the impact of your gift to Community Shares of Wisconsin? Thanks to The Capital Times for this recent editorial endorsing […]

It’s Now Easier To Give Through Your Donor-Advised Fund

Community Shares of Wisconsin gratefully welcomes grants from your donor-advised fund. We are proud partners with Madison Community Foundation who […]

Meet the 2016 CSW Community Change-Makers

On September 8, 2016, we gather to honor the work of local heroes and change-makers at our annual Community Change-Makers […]

2016 Community Change-Maker Awards Event is September 8

*Presented by First Business Bank* On Thursday, September 8, we will host our 2016 Community Change-Maker Awards Event, where we […]

The Big Share Raises Over $260,000 in 24 Hours

The second annual Big Share™—the area’s local online giving day—raised over $263,000 from more than 2,000 donors in 24 hours […]

Cap Times Shout-out for The Big Share

"Second Big Share will help build a better community"

Madison365 Spreading the Word about The Big Share

Thanks Madison365 for helping spread the word about the community’s chance to support 70 nonprofits during The Big Share on […]

CSW Announces: 2016 Big Share on March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Contact: Moira Urich, Communications Director 608-256-1066, murich@communityshares.com MADISON — Community Shares of Wisconsin […]

Cap Times Shout-Out to CSW

Support social justice with donation to Community Shares

CSW an Icon “Setting the Example” in Editorial

A recent editorial in the Cap Times noted our recent awards from the community, as well as our growth under […]

What a Week: CSW Receives Two Awards

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization 2015

CSW Job Opening: Development Coordinator

Community Shares of Wisconsin is hiring a Development Coordinator to organize logistics related to annual fundraising campaigns and special events, including […]

Editorial Gives Kudos to Our Change-Makers

A recent editorial on Madison.com, from the Cap Times, pays tribute to our phenomenal Award Winners at our September 10 […]

Community Shares of Wisconsin Named Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced that it will receive the 2015 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award from the Madison […]

Walk the Walk 2015: Friday, October 23

Walk the Walk, a tour of social and environmental justice organizations in the UW–Madison neighborhood, takes place Friday, October 23, […]

Meet the CSW Change-Maker Award Winners

Information about our 2015 Change-Maker Award Winners is provided here. Learn how they’ve changed countless lives. Linda Sundberg Civil Rights […]

Remembering Community Leader Art Lloyd

We at Community Shares were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of long-time community leader Art Lloyd. Art and […]

Annual Awards Event–September 10

*Presented by First Business Bank* On September 10, CSW will host our 2015 Community Change-Maker Awards, where we gather to […]

CSW Hosting a Cultural Competence Leadership Institute

April 20-21, 2015 The need for culturally competent leaders is critically important. And though attaining cultural competence does not occur […]

The Big Share a Resounding Success for 70 Local Nonprofits

Over $232,000 raised, surpassing $180,000 goal

Cap Times Editorial Supports The Big Share

Support vital local causes in Big Share

WISC-TV Editorial Urges Big Share Giving

70 local nonprofits benefit from The Big Share

Cap Times: Urging You to Make a Donation to CSW

"It's incredibly valuable that CSW is there to support groups like ours," from Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Welcoming New Member Groups!

Community Shares of Wisconsin has a long history of connecting you to social and environmental change. Now you have more […]

Stay Updated on CSW Member Group Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Our member groups have a number of events and volunteer opportunities througouth the year. We encourage you to contact the […]

Annual Awards Event — October 6

On October 6, CSW will host our 2014 Annual Awards Event, where we gather to recognize local leaders and the critical […]

Walk the Walk: Friday, October 17

Three themed walking tours for students: social and environmental justice nonprofits near campus

Like Community Shares on Facebook and Win Great Local Prizes!

Click here for a link to our facebook page!

CSW Is Adding New Member Groups

Deadline for applications is August 1.

Your Community CHIP Gifts: $225,000 Last Year

The Willy Street Reader featured an article on the partnership between Community Shares of Wisconsin and the Willy Street Co-op. […]

New Associate Director: Cheri Dubiel Buckner

Cheri Dubiel Buckner has come back on board as the new Associate Director at Community Shares of Wisconsin. Cheri was […]

CSW Honored in 2014 Best Places to Work!

Madison Magazine has named Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) as one of the Best Places to Work 2014.  “I’m always […]

In Cap Times: Support CSW’s Work for Justice

It creates lasting change

CSW Members in Article about Willy Street Co-op

In the recent issue of Nature's Pathways

We’re in Top Tier Nationwide for Giving Tuesday

Thanks to our many supporters--we raised $9,735!

CSW’s 2013 Award Winners

Help recognize their work in the community

CSW Receiving Special Recognition Award from OutReach

Celebrate with us at the OutReach event on Sept. 20

Join Us at the Walk the Walk Reception, Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m.

At the Center for Change

Round Up for CSW at Cap Centre Market!

Fundraising program resumes for July

Round Up & Save – and Double Your Gift 5/20-26!

At Capitol Centre Market

It’s Your Vote: Choose Your Favorite Name for the Center’s Coffee Blend

Thanks to Madison-based Just Coffee, the Center for Change (shared space created by CSW) is getting its own coffee blend.  […]

Help Us with Your Creativity

Submit names for Center for Change coffee blend

Judging Nonprofits Only by Lowest Overhead?

How it can restrict their growth

Why Funding for General Operations Is Important

Blog post from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

CHIP Donations Top $220,000 for 2012

Thanks to customers' generosity at Willy Street Co-op

Community Shares of Wisconsin & Community CHIP Have Merged!

CHIP is now a program of Community Shares of Wisconsin

CSW “Deserves Your Support”

Recent editorial in the Cap Times

Working for Social Justice through Social Change Philanthropy

Great article in Nonprofit Quarterly describes the type of work that CSW does.

CSW Event Features Volunteers Who “make our community tick”

From the Cap Times

Join Us at our Awards Event 9/18

2012 Award Winners from OutReach, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, and Disability Rights Wisconsin

Spotlight on New Workplace Giving Sites: Dane Buy Local

“When I first met with Community Shares staff, I didn’t know much about workplace giving.  When I understood the concept—the […]

Robert Egger Visits Center for Change

He interviews Crystel Anders, CSW Executive Director

WISC Editorial Supports CHIP

"We too love CHIP and we congratulate CSW and Willy Street Co-ops"

Highest Ever CHIP Revenue

Willy Street Co-op owners donate $180,000 to CSW/CHIP and our members

“To make a difference, give to CSW”

Editorial by the Cap Times

CSW Featured in Madison Originals Magazine

Madison Originals Magazine (November/December issue) featured an article about Community Shares of Wisconsin. Here is a two-page excerpt: CSW-MadisonOriginals; or […]

Crystel Anders Among “People of the Year”

In Madison Magazine’s Nov issue

Dave Zweifel’s Madison: Three Honored at CSW 40th Anniversary Fete

From the Cap Times, September 30

What Does 40 Years of Change Look Like?

Attend our 40th anniversary event 9/27

CSW unveils new Center for Change

From the Capital Times

CSW Spearheads New Center for Change

From the Wisconsin State Journal

Donating if You’ve Left Your Workplace

You can continue supporting CSW groups

Community Shares’ Good Work Deserves Our Support

Editorial, Cap Times

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