Convenes executive directors and board members in a professional network to discuss emerging issues, and to learn from each other. These events are free and are held quarterly on various dates at the Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center. Topics include finance, fundraising, human resources, board development and more.
Invitations are sent to current Fox Valley Nonprofit Executive Directors and board members. If you are not currently receiving these invitation, contact [email protected] to be included on the email list.
Upcoming Forum Events
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 »
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 »
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 »
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,…Find out more »
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 …Find out more »
Tough Conversations with Staff, Board and Volunteers Welcome back Tricia Perkins, Senior Strategic HR Advisor, and Jane Clark, Attorney, from Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC. Having tough conversations with staff, board and volunteers is part of everyone's role in keeping operations running smooth and keeping your nonprofit's values alive and well. Jane Clark is a founding partner of Lake Effect HR & Law, Attorneys at Law. She has 20 years of human resources, labor, payroll and benefits experience as…Find out more »
"Plan a Meeting People Want to Come To" AND "Train the Trainer: Facilitation Skills & Strategies" by Tori England, Owner & Principal Consultant at T.L. England Consulting Well worth your time at this workshop with two back to back sessions. First we will learn how to plan an effective meeting. After a short break we will tackle facilitation strategies to improve coaching and listening skills to ensure maximum outcomes from your meetings. As an executive director or board member, these…Find out more »