Terridale Consulting was hired to gather over 40 community leaders from businesses, funders, nonprofit executives and various community members to talk about what a successful nonprofit framework would look like. After months of meeting, five areas of strategic importance toward the goal of nonprofit excellence were developed: Leadership Institute Executive Forum Nonprofit Next Join a Board Events Board Training & Support.
The process of raising funds begins. Foundation donors United Way Fox Cities, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Community First Credit Union, and Thrivent step up to help launch the new programs.
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region enters into a three year agreement to host Nonprofit Next, a resource website, for local nonprofits and volunteers to access useful information pertaining to various aspects of nonprofit business.
April: The first cohort of eleven nonprofit management students begin work on the twelve month coursework toward obtaining a Nonprofit Management Certificate. Leadership Institute classes are a collaboration between Fox Valley Technical College and NPLI.