Improving effectiveness and efficiency of Fox Valley nonprofits

Encouraging collaboration and connectivity among nonprofits

Strengthening leadership skills, assuring more effective service

Is board service the missing piece of your community involvement?

The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative is a partnership of Fox Valley-area nonprofits, funders, educational institutions, and businesses dedicated to providing resources needed by effective nonprofit boards and executive leaders.

We are a program within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. LEARN MORE


Leadership Forum

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.

Leadership Institute

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

Board Academy

The Board Academy is designed to engage, educate, prepare, and inspire participants to meet the demand for 21st-century nonprofit board leaders.

Board Connect

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 the Board Connect online portal.

Financial Leadership

Financial leadership is essential to the health and vitality of all nonprofit organizations, and it’s more than financial management.


 NPLI’s vision is that nonprofits have access to the resources they need to better achieve their missions. By partnering with Bonterra’s Jumpstart  Network for Good and EveryAction program, we’re co-investing to assist nonprofits in leveraging technology to resource their missions.

Nonprofit Next

NonprofitNext is an information-rich website offering tools, tips, templates, and local resources in one location. NonprofitNext is hosted by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.

Board Roundtables

Board chair or vice chair roundtable events to provide small group networking opportunities that are topical and facilitated with experts in the field.


“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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