PIvot connects on-the-ground practitioners with national trends in the nonprofit sector.

boardstar was just the beginning.  pivot is the next phase for effective board governance in our region as it:

  • Supports community networks and organizations in their goals by strengthening nonprofit boards and staff leadership, and providing access to resources, increasing their ability to strategically carry out their missions.

  • Fills a gap in the current social sector by convening and applying cohort-based learning and sharing.  In this manner, Pivot acts as a catalyst to more quickly realize community goals.

  • Encourages civic engagement within the corporate community and works with them to connect their employees to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving our shared community well-being.

  • Connects the local sector to the national conversation and leverages those resources to improve work locally.

about us

Mission: To pivot nonprofit organizations toward greater impact in creating more engaged communities.


Shelly Schnupp,
Managing Director

Mailing Address

Project Pivot
1122 North Astor St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Board of Directors

Dan Magnuson, President
CEO, LadLake

Polina Makievsky, Secretary
Senior Vice President, Knowledge,
Leadership & Innovation, SaintA

Carol Robinson, Treasurer
Retired CFO, Consultant

Griselda Aldrete,
CEO, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Lynn Heimbruch,
Foundation Operations Manager, 
Northwestern Mutual Foundation