Who We Are

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.


We provide Fox Valley nonprofits with opportunities ​for leadership development and learning to ​better achieve their missions.


We envision a healthy and resilient region where nonprofit leaders and organizations have access to the resources they need and are equipped with the skills to make our community a great place to live for all.

We offer a wide range of leadership, management, and technical skill-building programs, as well as peer learning circles, to the entire nonprofit sector in the Fox Valley.


Our partnerships with organizations, vendors, and trainers will be guided by the following values:

Respect: We treat the people and organizations with whom we work with dignity and respect, and as partners in our shared goal to improve individual and community well-being. 

Integrity: We steward resources responsibly, make thoughtful and transparent decisions, and we keep our promises and commitments. 

Teamwork: We engage in fulfilling our mission together in a culture of abundance where our skills, talents, and other resources foster the outcomes none of us could produce alone. 

Stewardship: We show our gratitude for the gifts and trust we are given, fulfilling our commitments with humble care and service. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Antiracism: We foster a culture where all are valued, feel they belong and can contribute to our mission. We invite diverse participation in our work, remove barriers to opportunity and strive toward fair and inclusive access to resources and the opportunity for all Fox Valley Region’s people and communities to achieve their full potential. 

Who We Serve

  • Nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs
  • Board Members
  • Board Chairs/Presidents
  • Staff and Volunteers