Giving Done Right

| April 16, 2019

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It’s time to take back the discussion of effective philanthropy from those who don’t really know what they’re talking about. It needs to happen and there’s no better day than today to start. I don’t mean to be harsh. But the fact is that, in recent decades, those promoting the idea that “business thinking” has the answers for givers and nonprofits have sought to essentially take over the sector and apply their principles and values. The locus of study of the sector is now on business school campuses.

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Our mission is to reduce homelessness in Dane County by collaborating with the community to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services that eliminate barriers and empower the individuals and families we serve. We are the largest non-profit provider of affordable housing in Dane County and are comprised of an emergency shelter for men, an eviction prevention program, an outreach team, a job-training program, and provide housing and supportive services to men, women, and families.

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Our mission is to reduce homelessness in Dane County by collaborating with the community to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services that eliminate barriers and empower the individuals and families we serve. We are the largest non-profit provider of affordable housing in Dane County and are comprised of an emergency shelter for men, an eviction prevention program, an outreach team, a job-training program, and provide housing and supportive services to men, women, and families.

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