MADISON – Earlier this week, Cardinal Stritch University announced that staff members from the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health will participate in the fourth cohort of Mission Fuel, a program that applies a business accelerator model to assist nonprofit leadership teams with developing and implementing strategies to diversify revenue streams, become more entrepreneurial, and ultimately realize a more stable and self-sustainable future.
“We are excited to welcome the exceptionally talented leaders who will comprise our next cohort,” said Dr. Mark Gesner, Founding Executive Director of Mission Fuel. “It’s clear from our interviews that we are bringing together a group of nonprofit executives who are ready to not only infuse their missions with necessary financial margin, but who are also poised to deepen their impact at a time when business saavy, mission-driven leadership is critically important for our communities to not only survive, but to thrive.”
Launched in 2017, Mission Fuel is transforming non-profit organizations across Wisconsin. Forty-nine leaders from 21 nonprofit organizations have participated in the first three Mission Fuel cohorts. The program received the BizTimes Media’s 2020 Nonprofit Excellence Award for Social Enterprise, which recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates creative application of the principles of social enterprise in the operation and funding of the organization.
“2021 marks are seventeenth year of working to advance women’s health, safety, and economic security in Wisconsin,” shares Sara Finger, Founder and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. “To ensure our sustainability for another seventeen years and to strengthen our efforts and impact, we are thrilled to be participating in this powerful nonprofit leadership, education, and enrichment opportunity.”
About Stritch Cardinal Stritch University is a fully accredited Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Stritch is one of the largest Franciscan institutions of higher education in North America and offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, certificate and professional development programs designed to help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience and build professional networks. Franciscan values are infused into the Stritch experience that prepares students of all ages, faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds to succeed in the communities where they live, work, serve and lead.