Board Connect matches passion with purpose

If you’ve ever adopted an animal, gone to a free concert, given blood, or given a financial donation, chances are you were engaging with a nonprofit. Nonprofits are doing amazing work, and just as important as the work you can see, is the work done behind the scenes....

Empowering Nonprofits to Stand for their Mission Through Advocacy

“When we engage in advocacy, we have the power to influence real change in our communities. As nonprofit organizations working directly with constituents, we have first-hand experience of some of our community’s biggest issues. We have vital information to share that...

Meet David Weiss, NPLI’s New Executive Director

Hello! My name is David Weiss (he/him/his), I am blessed to be the next executive director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI). I hope to build on the foundation provided by Kim O’Brien and all the founders and stakeholders who created such an amazing...

NPLI Announces David Weiss as New Executive Director

David Weiss will become the second Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI), effective August 1. In this role, Weiss will deliver on NPLI’s mission to provide Fox Valley nonprofits with opportunities ​for leadership development and...

March Network for Good

“If it could give me a ring, I’d marry it!”  I wasn’t expecting this enthusiastic response from Jamie LaFreniere, Executive Director of Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, when I asked her how the Network for Good software was working for her, but it was music to my ears....

NPLI encourages growth through role-playing

How many times have you been encouraged to step out of your comfort zone?  In our head we know doing this can be anxiety-producing, but it also creates opportunities for growth and learning. But for me, I don’t typically embrace the opportunity when presented. As a...