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

July 2019

Funding Information Network Training

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to Proposal Writing Location: James P. Coughlin Center, Meeting Room B, 625 E. Country Road Y, Oshkosh, WI Lawrence University has partnered with Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Oshkosh Area United Way, and United Way Fox Cities to bring a Funding Information Network (FIN) location to our community. Based at Lawrence’s Seeley G. Mudd library, FIN makes available a wealth of Foundation Center information, including searchable grant and funder databases. You don’t have to wait for a…

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Board Chair/Vice-Chair Round Table

July 24 @ 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: Board Orientation Our facilitator will be Jon Stellmacher. Jon is a retired Senior Vice President of Thrivent Financial and brings many years of experience on local nonprofit boards. He is currently the board chair of the Community Foundation for the…

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Introduction to Proposal Writing

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Lawrence University’s Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science, room 102, Appleton, WI Lawrence University has partnered with Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Oshkosh Area United Way, and United Way Fox Cities to bring a Funding Information Network (FIN) location to our community. Based at Lawrence’s Seeley G. Mudd library, FIN makes available a wealth of Foundation Center information, including searchable grant and funder databases. You don’t have to wait for a class to get started—Lawrence’s reference librarians…

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August 2019

Funding Information Network Training

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Introduction to the Funding Information Network Location:  UW-Oshkosh Sage Hall, computer lab 1208A, 850 High Ave, Oshkosh, WI Lawrence University has partnered with Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Oshkosh Area United Way, and United Way Fox Cities to bring a Funding Information Network (FIN) location to our community. Based at Lawrence’s Seeley G. Mudd library, FIN makes available a wealth of Foundation Center information, including searchable grant and funder databases. You don’t have to wait for a class…

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September 2019

Board Chair/Vice-Chair Round Table

September 12 @ 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: Effective Board Committees Facilitated by: Jenna Stone, Associate VP of Finance, Lawrence University Space is limited to 25 attendees.

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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 while enjoying complimentary food and beverages.  Nonprofits you'll meet at this event: Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass The BrigadeChristine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. Crossfire RanchFox Cities Leadership AcademyFox Valley Memory ProjectGirls on the Run Northeast WisconsinNeighborhood PartnersReach CounselingSamaritan Counseling Wild Ones Schedule: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Appetizers, networking, complimentary bar 6:00 p.m. - Short presentation followed by more…

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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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