OUR PROGRAMS

Convenes nonprofit executive directors and board members from throughout the Fox Valley in a professional network to discuss issues, and to learn from each other.

Education on critical leadership, management, technical and governance topics and earn a Nonprofit Management Certificate. 

The Board Effectiveness activities include resources, tools and training for those serving on boards in Appleton, Wisconsin and the Fox Valley.

To learn about board, committee or task force service to our local community, join us at one of our events at Fox Cities Stadium or check out Board Connect Online

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 2019

How to Double Revenue with Data and Digital Fundraising

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956 United States
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Registration from 8:00 -8:30 am / Program from 8:30 am to 12:30 pmLocation: Bridgewood Resort and Conference Center Co-hosted by: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, United Way Fox Cities, CLA and the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Aligning your board, staff, and volunteers around a plan that not only raises, but retains, more money from individual donors is hard work — and it’s getting harder. There has been a major shift in how consumers (and our donors) engage with content,…

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Board Connect Event

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 North Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54912 United States
Free Event

Attend the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative's free, informational event. Network with passionate volunteers and local nonprofits to learn about available volunteer leadership opportunities in our community. Nonprofits you'll meet: American Heart Association - Appleton American Red Cross - Northeast Wisconsin Appleton A Better Chance Program B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Child Abuse Prevention Agency Community Benefit Tree Dyslexia Reading Connection Fox Cities Book Festival Fox Valley Lutheran Homes Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Heckrodt Wetland Reserve LEAVEN,…

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November 2019

Board Chair/Vice-Chair Round Table

November 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

Join fellow Fox Valley nonprofit board chairs and vice-chairs to network and share best practice around the great task of leading a nonprofit toward efficiency and sustainability. These events are for board chair and vice-chairs only! The topic will be: Fundraising & Donor Engagement Facilitated by: Shane Kohl, Director of Foundations, ThedaCare Space is limited to 25 attendees.

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Leadership Forum: Board Roles & Responsibilities

November 8 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

Nonprofit boards-How to be the best! Join us as Stephanie Cavadeas, Partner at Wipfli, presents and answers questions on the following:Nonprofit GovernanceBest Practices of Great Nonprofits BoardsTen Principles of Governance – Sarbanes OxleyBasic Responsibilities of Nonprofit BoardsNonprofit Governance PitfallsGovernance vs. ManagementKeys to Effective and Successful Board OperationsStrengthen Board PerformanceWe will round out the presentation by highlighting tips, tools and templates available on NonprofitNext to help you in your journey to build a strong nonprofit board.Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 am …

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Board Connect Event

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 North Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54912 United States
Free Event

Attend the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative's free, informational event. Network with passionate volunteers and local nonprofits to learn about available volunteer leadership opportunities in our community.   Details about nonprofits you'll meet at this event coming soon. Schedule: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Appetizers, networking, complimentary bar 5:45 p.m. - Short presentation followed by meet & greet     In collaboration with:            

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January 2020

Board Chair/Vice-Chair Round Table

January 8, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

Join fellow Fox Valley nonprofit board chairs and vice-chairs to network and share best practice around the great task of leading a nonprofit toward efficiency and sustainability. These events are for board chair and vice-chairs only! The topic will be: How to lead effective board meetings Facilitated by: Torri England, Owner & Principal Consultant at T.L. England Consulting Space is limited to 25 attendees.

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Leadership Forum-Tough Conversations with Staff, Board and Volunteers

January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

Tough Conversations with Staff, Board and Volunteers Welcome back Tricia Perkins, Senior Strategic HR Advisor, and Jane Gotzler, Attorney, from Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC. Having tough conversations with staff, board and volunteers is part of everyone's role in keeping operations running smooth and keeping your nonprofit's values alive and well. Jane Clark is a founding partner of Lake Effect HR & Law, Attorneys at Law. She has 20 years of human resources, labor, payroll and benefits experience as…

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March 2020

Leadership Forum-Plan and Facilitate Effective Meetings

March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

"Plan a Meeting People Want to Come To" AND "Train the Trainer: Facilitation Skills & Strategies" by Tori England, Owner & Principal Consultant at T.L. England Consulting Well worth your time at this workshop with two back to back sessions. First we will learn how to plan an effective meeting. After a short break we will tackle facilitation strategies to improve coaching and listening skills to ensure maximum outcomes from your meetings. As an executive director or board member, these…

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SUCCESS STORIES

“I learned much more from the Fundraising session than I could have hoped or expected.”

“With the Personal Leadership training I am now able to embrace conflict and encourage it in team meetings. Conflict brings opportunity!”

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