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Seeking Nominees for WNA Board
WNA has opened nominations for Board terms that will begin January 2014. You can express your interest in participating in this process by clicking here to submit a board nomination for yourself or someone else. Please notify us of your interest by June 14. For more information, contact Emily Moore, chair of the WNA Governance Committee at Emily@fmpfoodbank.org
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BoardStar is seeking input from WNA members and supporters about a potential BoardStar/BoardSource two-day Leadership Institute for Wisconsin nonprofits. You can access BoardStar’s brief survey here.
WNA Partners with M3 Insurance
The WNA has been going through a transition period for the last 12 months. Nearly a year ago our Executive Director, Mary Riordan, took another position leaving the WNA. The Board assumed all the duties previously carried out by Mary as well as began the process of planning for the future of the WNA. This process began with identifying new board members to help us lead the association into a strong future.
William G. Gollmar
Membership and Services
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Join a Committee
If you are a current member or just joining and want to get more involved, please consider joining a standing committee. Go here to read about the committees and sign up. We are particularly interested in getting the full geographical scope of the state so don’t be shy. Sign up for a committee today.
Otto Bremer Scholarship
Due to the generous support of the Otto Bremer Foundation there are scholarships available for nonprofits in the northwest and north central parts of Wisconsin (the service areas of Otto Bremer Banks) to join WNA. If you are a nonprofit in these areas and want to join WNA, please contact the office to get registered. Your first year is free!
Advocacy and Public Policy
Five Steps to Better Employee Benefits for Nonprofits
Laura Schurman, Account Executive, M3 Insurance
You don’t have to be an expert to be a savvy employee benefits decision maker. In fact, your first priority is likely furthering your organization’s mission. Many times, executive directors are extremely knowledgeable in issues surrounding their mission, but lack the time and resources to maintain the same knowledge base for the many legal and complex issues surrounding health insurance and other employee benefits.
Your employees are critical in implementing a variety of programs and services. When it comes to benefits decisions, you have the opportunity to support them with effective health strategies, coverage and insurance. This article contains five best practices to consider when implementing your employee benefits program, including what to look for in a benefits advisor/agent.
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