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Convenes nonprofit executive directors from throughout the Fox Cities 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 Support program includes 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 the Timber Rattler’s Stadium.


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July 2017

Board Pipeline: Food Programs

July 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nonprofits to be in attendance include: Feeding America, Loaves & Fishes Fox Valley, St. Joseph Food Pantry, and Riverview Gardens. To be held at Riverview Gardens, 5-7 p.m.

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August 2017

Strategic Planning

August 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Morning 1/2 workshop for executive directors and board members. What needs to be in place to begin a Strategic Plan? How to ensure you plan stays on track. Executive directors - bring your board members!

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September 2017


September 21, 2017
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Tips and tools for smaller to medium-sized nonprofits. Importance of endowments and reserves.

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Board Pipeline: Skills Based

September 26, 2017
5th Quarter, 2101 American Dr.
Little Chute, 54140 United States
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To be held at the 5th Quarter Sports Bar and Banquet Hall, Little Chute, WI. 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 pm Co-hosted by Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce of Kaukauna, WI. Nonprofits seeking board members with the following skills: Marketing/Communication; Accounting; Fundraising; Event Planning; and Human Resources. Panel participants include: CAP Services, Community Benefit Tree, Jake’s Diapers, Center for Suicide Awareness and Girls Scouts. Other Heart of the Valley Chamber Member nonprofits will be…

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November 2017

Board Pipeline: Education

November 2, 2017
Valley New School, 10 E College Ave #228
Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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To be held at Valley New School for a light breakfast.

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Board Roles & Responsibilities

November 16, 2017
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Topics: The “real” roles and responsibilities of a board. Compare board roles versus executive director and/or staff. Expectations of board members in meeting the needs of the nonprofit. Board recruitment and evaluation.

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January 2018

Executive Director/Board Forum: Aligning Human Resource Functions with Your Mission

January 18 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

7:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast 8:00 am - noon: Presentation by Clark & Gotzler, Attorneys at Law, LLC In this half-day session, you will learn how your organization can live your mission through the Human Resource function. (The trainers ensure me they have enough material for the full time frame.) Executive Directors: Even if you are a staff of one, the principles learned in this session will help you with all of your stakeholders. Board Members: Even…

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Join A Board: Topic-Women & Girls

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 North Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54912 United States
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Free Event

IS BOARD SERVICE THE MISSING PIECE OF YOUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT? AS A NONPROFIT BOARD, COMMITTEE OR TASK FORCE MEMBER YOU WILL: Add or expand your critical thinking and communications skills, Develop a better understanding of organizational dynamics, Improve your ability to work collaboratively and within a team, Expand your visibility within the community and provide great networking opportunities, Gain leadership experience that you can use in all areas of your life, and Be part of something that is making a…

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