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 the Timber Rattler’s Stadium.
SUMMARY: During this workshop, learn easy, practical ways to engage your staff and board members in jump starting your nonprofit organization’s planned giving efforts – an essential part of fundraising. Over the last 20 years, more than 3,000 attendees have enjoyed and benefited from this talk and nearly everyone says, “I never thought it could be this easy and for absolutely no money!” PRESENTER Bryan Clontz, CFP®, CAP®, President, Charitable Solutions, LLC WHO SHOULD ATTEND? To maximize the benefit of…Find out more »
I want my nonprofit board to be the best it can be! Join us as Stephanie Cavadeas, Partner at Wipfli, presents and answers questions on the following: Nonprofit Governance Best Practices of Great Nonprofits Boards Ten Principles of Governance – Sarbanes Oxley Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards Nonprofit Governance Pitfalls Governance vs. Management Keys to Effective and Successful Board Operations Strengthen Board Performance We will round out the presentation by highlighting tips, tools and templates available on NonprofitNext to…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Aligning Human Resources with your mission: Part 2! Welcome back Tricia Perkins, Senior Strategic HR Advisor, and Jane Gotzler, Attorney, from Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC. When your HR function is aligned with your organization’s mission, vision and values, and strategic direction, the organization attracts, rewards and retains employees who infuse the mission in their daily work. Registration from 7:30 - 8:00 am / Program from 8:00 am to noon Jane Clark is a founding partner of Lake Effect HR…Find out more »
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. The March session will be facilitated by Jeff Hahn of Real World Strategies. The topic will be: How are we doing? We will review the why's and how's of assessing your board's strengths and areas for growth. Space is limited to 25 attendees.Find out more »
Holistic Leadership: Leading from the Head, Gut and Heart Registration and light breakfast from 7:30 - 8:00 am / Program from 8:00 am to noon All leaders have an innate approach and leadership style. By default, a leader will “lead” from the head, the gut or the heart. The best leaders, however, consult all three instinctive areas… and DEVELOP all three areas, to lead in a holistic, powerful way. This program enriches, encourages and inspires participants to become effective, influential…Find out more »
The more we give, the happier we feel. Volunteering as a board member or committee member increases self-confidence. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. Join us at this community event to learn more about nonprofits in your local community and how to get involved. Schedule: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Appetizers, networking, complimentary bar. 5:45 p.m. Short presentation followed…Find out more »
Join us for the Leadership Institute Graduation Graduates will receive a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative & Fox Valley Technical CollegeAt the graduation you will hear stories from each participant of how the program shaped their success as a nonprofit leader in at least one area. Key partners of the program will talk about how their investment is making a difference in our community. We can't wait for you to join us in this…Find out more »
Registration from 7:30 - 8:00 am / Program from 8:00 am to 10:30 am Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, Room 112A, 5 Systems Dr, Appleton, WI This is a collaborative event in partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. This free session covers two engaging topics: 1) Stewardship and Recognition: Building Strong Relationships with Your Long-Term Donors Donor stewardship is often overlooked as the essential element of building long-term donor…Find out more »
“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!”