Thursday, November 3, 2011 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center update by Katie Coon

The  Morgridge Center is UW-Madison’s center for public service – connecting students, faculty and academic staff with nonprofits and the community through volunteerism, service-learning and community-based research.  Check myBiz each week for new ways to get involved.  This week: an opportunity to become a financial bookkeeper for Grassroots Leadership College and information about service-learning courses at UW-Madison (including business courses!)


Financial book-keeper for Grassroots Leadership College

The Grassroots Leadership College is a collection of community members, developing leaders, coaches, program alumni, volunteers, and faculty members The key factor that ties everyone together is that they all believe that we are all learners, teachers, and leaders.

The Grassroots Leadership College is looking for someone with strong book keeping skills, knowledge of Quickbooks, and knowledge of reporting requirements for small nonprofits to provide our book keeping. Financial reports are needed at the beginning of each month for board approval. Training will be available from the executive director and current book keeper with ongoing support from the director, treasurer, and board. Hours anticipated are about 5-10 monthly. Contact Amy Mondloch, Executive Director at 608- 441-0085.

Register for a Service-Learning Course

Bring your coursework to life by taking a service-learning course!  Service-learning courses integrate community service and course learning objectives. Students get out of the classroom and into the community to volunteer in a setting that uses or applies the knowledge they are learning in class. These courses allow students to relay course information to their service program in a meaningful and memorable method.

There are over 50 service-learning classes offered at UW-Madison, all tailored to different majors. Even business majors can get in on the action with courses like, Systems Thinking and Sustainable Businesses. For more information about the opportunities service-learning offers, click here.