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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 Madison, this multi-week webinar series will support individuals and nonprofit organizations in designing their revenue models and strengthening their funds development plans. Join us to embrace tried and true practices, explore and advance new practices and encourage forward-thinking approaches for the future of philanthropy. Over the course of the series, participants will complete worksheets that will inform their development work moving forward and help refresh fundraising strategies with current trends.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 9, 2022–Sep. 27, 2022
    $300 full series | fees vary per session
    Live online

Coding Bootcamp

Subject Area: Computing & Technology
Offered through UW Extended Campus, the University of Wisconsin Coding Boot Camp is a deeply engaging online full-stack web development course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full stack web developer in 24 weeks.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 22, 2022
    $11,995
    Interactive online
  • Aug. 22, 2022–Feb. 23, 2023
    $11,995
    Interactive online

Trust-Based Philanthropy and Shifts in Giving Processes

Explore the core principle of trust-based philanthropy and what this means for organizations in the nonprofit sector. Join for a discussion around the shifts in giving processes due to changing perspectives and technology. Additionally, we'll learn how to be a part of the change to benefit your organization and the sector at large. Instructors: Dr. Amy Hilgendorf, Associate Director, Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, joined by the Co-Create team Noah Salata, Community and Social Impact Advisor, American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Mary Beth Collins, Executive Director, Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (the CommNS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Stephanie Schlecht, Executive Director, Schlecht Family Foundation Register for the full series here: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/top-trends-promising-strategies/ 
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 23, 2022
    $50
    Live online

Revenue Models, Operating Costs, and Reserve Funds

Join this session for practical tips and tools around revenue models, operating costs and reserve funds. Explore the importance of diversified revenue sources, social entrepreneurship, funds management, and communicating and collaborating with diverse funders. Instructors: Jen (Feltz) Hense, Director of Development, Urban Ecology Rachel Nielsen, Director of Finance and Operations, Urban Ecology Melodi Bunting, Senior Manager of Advisory Services, Wegner CPAs Kelly Douglas, Chief Development Officer of Health Poverty Action USA Lisa Dugdale, Executive Director, Center for Community Stewardship (C4CS) Register for the full series here: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/top-trends-promising-strategies/ 
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 30, 2022
    $50
    Live online

French for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Open to anyone who wants to study French for reading and translation. We cover essential grammar and vocabulary to provide knowledge that is especially useful for students preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
    $435; graduate students $335
    Self-paced
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Self-paced

German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Open to all students who want to study German for translation. Great for meeting graduate program language requirements or for genealogy work. Key skills you'll learn include taking advantage of similarities between English and German, expert dictionary use and recognizing easy grammar cues.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
    $435; graduate students $335
    Self-paced
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Italian for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Offered three times a year and open to all, this course on Italian reading and translation covers the essential grammar and vocabulary to prepare you for your Italian graduate-level translation exam or other research. When you have completed this course, you will have a solid foundation in the Italian language.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
    $435; graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Basic

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate Spanish texts to English, using texts from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Start with the basics and work your way through more challenging grammatical concepts that appear in the scholarly texts you translate.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022
    $435; graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Benefit from all of the materials in our basic course with additional interactive exercises, 60 percent more instructor-graded translations, more advanced readings and a final capstone project tailored to your academic or professional field. Hone your Spanish-to-English translation skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 22, 2022
    $545; graduate students $445
    Self-paced

Language Reading Knowledge Exam

These translation exams test reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Spanish and meet the requirements of UW–Madison graduate programs. Register at least one week prior to your chosen exam date. No refunds after registration. Honorlock will proctor these exams.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 6, 2022
    $65
    Self-paced
  • Jan. 12, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced

Spanish 2

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while taking your skills to the next level with this practical high beginner’s course (A1.2), which uses a curriculum designed by DCS aimed at adult language learners. Improve your ability to converse about a wider range of common topics in the present tense and take your first steps in conversing with past tenses.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 6, 2022–Nov. 15, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 6, 2022–Nov. 15, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 22, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 22, 2022
    $259
    Live online

Italian 1

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Italian 1 is designed for beginning learners who wish to gain practical knowledge of the Italian language and familiarize themselves with Italian culture. Learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate effectively in key social situations and while traveling.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 7, 2022–Dec. 7, 2022
    $239
    Live online
  • Sep. 7, 2022–Dec. 7, 2022
    $239
    Live online
  • Sep. 19, 2022–Dec. 5, 2022
    $239
    Live online
  • Sep. 19, 2022–Dec. 5, 2022
    $239
    Live online

French 2

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Build your vocabulary as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses. Practice conversing while learning relevant cultural information.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2022–Dec. 1, 2022
    $239
    Live online
  • Sep. 8, 2022–Dec. 1, 2022
    $239
    Live online
  • Sep. 20, 2022–Dec. 6, 2022
    $239
    Live online

Spanish 1

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This beginning-level language class (A1.1) explores the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while helping you master the basics of Spanish with a proven curriculum designed by DCS for adult language learners. We’ll quickly have you talking about life, family, work, and travel.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2022–Nov. 17, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 8, 2022–Nov. 17, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 12, 2022–Nov. 21, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 12, 2022–Nov. 21, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 13, 2022–Nov. 22, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 20, 2022–Nov. 29, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Sep. 20, 2022–Nov. 29, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Oct. 4, 2022–Dec. 13, 2022
    $259
    Live online
  • Oct. 4, 2022–Dec. 13, 2022
    $259
    Live online

Spanish 1: Intensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This intensive course is perfect for those who want to thoroughly review the basics of Spanish before continuing their learning. The intensive format covers two units a week. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2022–Oct. 17, 2022
    $259
    Live online

University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach

Do you seek to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their potential and get real results? The UW Certified Professional Coach certificate program (formerly PLCC) is an ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) that prepares you to be an Associate Certified or Professional Certified Coach.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 8, 2022–May 18, 2023
    $11,990
    Live online

Business Spanish Certificate Program

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In as little as six months, greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business in Spain and Latin America. Learn to communicate professionally via email, telephone, video conferencing and in-person.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 12, 2022–June 12, 2023
    $925; Groups of 2 or more, $810 each
    Group-paced

Italian 2

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 12, 2022–Nov. 28, 2022
    $239
    Live online

Spanish 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 12, 2022–Oct. 3, 2022
    $119
    Live online
  • Sep. 12, 2022–Oct. 3, 2022
    $119
    Live online