We are a cross-sector community devoted to building capacity in northeast Wisconsin nonprofit organizations.
What Is Nonprofit Capacity?
Capacity describes the wide range of capabilities, knowledge and resources that nonprofits need in order to be effective (from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations). Capacity building strengthens and stabilizes nonprofit organizations, improving their ability to deliver on their missions.
Executive directors, CEOs and other leaders from northeast Wisconsin nonprofits commit, a year at a time, to building their nonprofit’s capacity. These leaders — a dozen or so at a time — guide organizations that provide food, housing, clothing, physical and mental health care and other basic needs.
Professionals with skills in HR, finance, IT, marketing or the law lead or take part in projects meant to increase a nonprofit’s capacity. They, in turn, build leadership and communication skills.
Donors and Philanthropists
Individuals and foundations invest in strengthening nonprofits through gifts and grants.
InterSector Project Director
Lisa Strandberg leads InterSector with a professional background that includes seven years in consumer products research and development; a decade as a freelance writer and editor; and seven years as a nonprofit development and communications director.
InterSector Advisory Team
The InterSector Advisory Team provides foresight, oversight, insight and advocacy. They represent the nonprofit, for-profit and philanthropic sectors in greater Green Bay, the Fox Cities and greater Oshkosh.
- Jeremy Bernard, Senior Director – Snow Products, Oshkosh Corp.
- Lynn Coriano, Project Director, POINT Regional Poverty Reduction Initiative
- Heidi Dusek, Executive Director, J. J. Keller Foundation
- Ryan Good, CEO, Foundations Health and Wholeness
- Karlene Grabner, Director of Donor Services, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
- Joe Mauthe, Executive Director, Pillars
- Eden Weller, Senior Customer and Market Insights Manager, J. J. Keller and Associates