Project Description

Poverty Outcomes Improvement Network Team (POINT)

An 18-month initiative, funded by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, to equip the region with continuous improvement methodologies focused on poverty. The Poverty Outcomes & Improvement Network Team (POINT) are using these processes to strengthen existing poverty reduction efforts, address service gaps, and measure progress on reducing poverty in Northeast Wisconsin.

There are nearly 90 active improvement teams participating in this initiative. Organizations are participating in quarterly learning sessions and are getting hands on coaching to better understand the concept of continuous improvement and have created key performance indicators that will strengthen poverty reduction efforts and establish key milestones to track progress.

This is the first of its kind regional approach to poverty where the communities of Green Bay, Fox Cities & Oshkosh will be working towards the same aims and indicators of progress.

POINT Case Study
Local CI Coaches
Non-Profit Organizations
Local Communities
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Basic Needs Giving Partnership

The POINT initiative was funded through The Basic Needs Giving Partnership. The Basic Needs Giving Partnership, which is funded by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs within the Community Foundation from the annual U.S. Venture Open golf outing, with additional money from the J. J. Keller Foundation and other community partners, was created to:

  • Address the root causes of poverty,
  • Support long-term visions and solutions to move out of poverty,
  • Assist those with limited capacity, including the low-income elderly and significantly disabled, to maintain a stable and dignified quality of life.  

Please consider donating and registering for the U.S. Venture Open to support ongoing poverty reduction efforts in NE Wisconsin.


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