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

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 while enjoying complimentary food and beverages.  Nonprofits you'll meet at this event: Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass The Brigade Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.  Crossfire Ranch Elizabeth Ministry International - Fox Cities Fox Cities Leadership Academy Fox Valley Memory Project Girls on the Run Northeast Wisconsin Neighborhood Partners Reach Counseling Samaritan Counseling Wild Ones Schedule: 5:00…

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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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