Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum

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

April 2019

Join A Board Event

April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 North Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54912 United States
Free Event

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…

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May 2019

Leadership Forum: Build Long-Term Financial Stability

May 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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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…

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September 2019

How to Double Revenue with Data and Digital Fundraising

September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956 United States
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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,…

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November 2019

Leadership Forum: Board Roles & Responsibilities

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

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 …

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January 2020

Leadership Forum-Tough Conversations with Staff, Board and Volunteers

January 30 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

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…

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March 2020

Leadership Forum-Plan and Facilitate Effective Meetings

March 5 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

"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…

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April 2020

Webinar – NPLI and Network for Good: 3 Ways Technology Driven Nonprofits Are Thriving During COVID

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WI United States

NPLI is teaming up with Network for Good to provide, yes, another webinar, on fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond. For those nonprofits not taking this opportunity to reach out to your donors, this webinar may not be for you. For those of you that are, your work is ever more complicated as you need to figure out both technology and how to approach donor stewardship and campaigns right now. Our Network for Good trainer, Travis Centers framed this up for us…

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May 2020

Webinar – Leadership Forum-Nonprofit Finances: From Sustainability to Survivability

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WI United States

Training facilitated by Steve Zimmerman of Spectrum Nonprofit Services, LLC. Over the last month, nonprofit professionals have scrambled to devise new operating plans designed to serve as many constituents as possible while protecting and caring for employees. Revenue streams, from foundations to individuals and even fees for service, have been under extreme pressure. Indeed, for many executives, thoughts today are focused more on survivability than sustainability, and, as always, it is at these times our constituents need us most. As…

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Webinar – NPLI and Network for Good: Jumpstart Platform Information

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WI United States

Who is invited: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region service area nonprofits. (Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca counties and the Neenah-Menasha area of Winnebago county.) Jumpstart is an immersive, yearlong program of Network for Good that helps nonprofits acquire, retain, and upgrade individual donors amidst everyday resource constraints, like limited time and technology. Over the past five years, the program has been deployed nationally to help cohorts of over 3,000 nonprofit leaders, providing them with the coaching, tools, and peer learning opportunities…

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Webinar – Leadership Forum-Making Remote Meetings Successful: Leveraging the Surprising Science of Meetings

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
WI United States

This 30-minute webinar brings a sharp and strategic light to the remote meeting as we quite simply cannot afford for them to be ineffective.  You will gain knowledge and resources on how to effectively lead remote meetings to promote effectiveness and innovation – tactics are grouped into three categories: 1) what to do prior to the meeting,2) running the meeting itself, and3) post meeting activity.   This session is designed for anyone being asked to run a remote meeting effectively.  Our…

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