Community & Organizational Development

Organizational Development
Nonprofit organizations carry out a variety of activities that enhance the quality of life in Washington County.  As the economy and needs of the community continue to change, nonprofits often lack the knowledge to focus on their mission and to use their limited resources strategically.  Organizational development provides nonprofits with an intentional and focused way to arrive at decisions and actions that will guide what they do and why they do it.

Community Visioning
Community visioning is a planning process that encourages participants to envision an ideal future for their community and think strategically on how they will achieve these aspirations.

Program example:
To serve as a catalyst for nonprofit collaboration and financial education, a coalition comprised of the UW-Extension, UW-Washington County, United Way of Washington County and the Volunteer Center of Washington County hosted four nonprofit workshops in 2014. (2014 Nonprofit Toolbox Summary)

Since 2008, Community Development Educator Paul Roback has facilitated organizational development, strategic planning  and/or community visioning  for the following organizations and communities:

  • Allenton Area Advancement Association
  • Allenton Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County
  • Casa Guadalupe Education Center
  • City of West Bend Community & Economic Development Department
  • Economic Development Washington County
  • Enchantment in the Park
  • Family Center of Washington County
  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Friends of Abused Families
  • Germantown Youth Futures
  • Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Hartford Area Development Corporation
  • Hartford Business Improvement District
  • Hartford Project Care
  • Healthy People Project of Washington County
  • Healthy People Taskforce- Germantown & Menomonee Falls
  • Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
  • Kettle Moraine Symphony
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA
  • Mid-Moraine Municipal Association
  • Musical Masquers- West Bend Community Theater
  • Schauer Arts & Activities Center
  • Senior Activities Center, Inc. (West Bend)
  • Silverbrook Intermediate School
  • Slinger Fire Department
  • United Way of Washington County
  • UW-Washington County Foundation
  • Village of Germantown
  • Village of Jackson
  • Village of Kewaskum
  • Volunteer Center of Washington County
  • Washington County 4-H Dog Project
  • Washington County Aging & Disability Resource Center Board
  • Washington County Agricultural & Industrial Society
  • Washington County Board of Supervisors
  • Washington County Historical Society
  • Washington County Planning and Parks Department
  • Washington County Public Health Department
  • West Bend Friends of Sculptures
  • Youth and Family Project of Washington County

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Paul M. Roback
Associate Professor
Community Development Educator

UW-Extension Washington County
333 E. Washington Street, Suite 1200
PO Box 2003
West Bend, WI 53095-2003

Phone: 262-335-4480
Fax: 262-335-4863
Relay “711”
Email: paul.roback@ces.uwex.edu