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This blog highlights stories of the entrepreneur’s journey. We believe in featuring both the head and the heart of our portfolio companies and other social impactors from around the country.

Financial health matters: Today and every day

Posted April 6, 2020

April 7, 2020 is #FinHealthMatters Day. American Family Insurance is a proud member of the Financial Health Network. Through my early childhood, I was aware of my family’s financial situation.…

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Sitting with sadness doesn’t mean giving in to the sadness

Posted March 31, 2020

Our colleague Dr. Joy Ippolito is out with a blog highlighting the importance of talking about mental health during a time like this. Joy is a Social Impact Investment…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Posted March 26, 2020

We fully understand the daily challenges facing our entire country right now with the COVID-19 virus but did not want to miss an opportunity to celebrate Women's History Month with…

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Emergency help for Wisconsin small businesses

Posted March 20, 2020

The Institute is sponsoring a new gener8tor program to help Wisconsin small businesses get through the COVID-19 outbreak. There will be daily webinars "designed to identify, understand and help small…

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UPDATE: COVID-19 Cancellation

Posted March 17, 2020

Good morning, After careful consideration from American Family Insurance’s corporate pandemic team, we have made the decision to extend the closure of the Institute for Corporate and Social Impact in…

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COVID-19 cancellation

Posted March 13, 2020

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but The Institute is closed through March 31 due to the growing concern of COVID-19. We will not be accepting any event…

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Autism at Work: To move toward neurodiversity, companies change the way they hire

Posted March 11, 2020

Josh Arquilevich entered the job market last fall with a computer science degree and a firm grasp on the strengths he had to offer any employer. “I’m committed, creative, patient,…

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President Clinton and BlocPower

Posted January 21, 2020

Climate change is a major topic this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as leaders continue to discuss governmental and private efforts to address the issue. Former…

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Hope for Prisoners

Posted November 25, 2019

Thursday will be the first Thanksgiving Kory Crossman’s shared at home in nearly 30 years. He got out of prison in January and without the help of his mentor, Jon…

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Filling the silence

Posted November 20, 2019

FEATURE: LOTUS Legal Clinic, Milwaukee, WI Sitting at the sentencing of the man who sexually assaulted her, 15-year-old Lindsey Anderson was already thinking about how she could use her traumatizing…

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