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Nonprofit support center opens online in La Crosse

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Residents of La Crosse are known for their generosity, and the area has a large number of nonprofit groups that offer important services.  A new resource for both donors and nonprofit organizations has been introduced locally. 

It’s a website called the Nonprofit Resource Center (found by clicking here), created by the La Crosse Community Foundation.

Jamie Schloegel, director of the foundation, admits that she doesn’t know exactly how many nonprofits could benefit from the online center.

“But, I can tell you that, consistently, La Crosse County has more nonprofits per capita than any other county in the state of Wisconsin,” she said. “It’s very indicative of the culture of philanthropy and do-gooders that is alive and well here in La Crosse.”

The website can supply coaching and technical assistance to non-profits, and can bring together donors with agencies they could support.

Schloegel added that one of the main purposes of the website is to connect volunteers and donors with organizations that interest them.

The foundation is collaborating with Viterbo University to offer courses in leading nonprofit groups.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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