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
Past Events › Executive Director Training
The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is co-hosting a presentation by Georgia State University Director of Nonprofit Studies, Dennis R. Young. Dennis R. Young presents "A Benefits Approach to Nonprofit Finance" Nonprofits are constantly seeking to develop an efficient, yet sustainable, income portfolio that supports both their mission and the good work they undertake. Benefits theory connects an organization’s mission, the public and private benefits it produces…Find out more »
Nonprofit Strategic Partnerships: Which type of partner do you need? And how do you get there? Join us as Mary Stelletello, Principal of Vista Global Coaching & Consulting, presents and answers questions on the following: R E A S O N S F O R C O L L A B O R AT I O N T R E N D S S U C C E S S FA C T O R S Mary will also facilitate…Find out more »
Join us as we review the Nonprofit Leadership Initiatives' successes and reveal plans to continue our work in developing effective nonprofit leaders in the Fox Valley Region through leadership, collaboration and learning opportunities. There are two repeat sessions, Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18. This event registration link is for Monday. Kim O'Brien, Executive Director Kim joined the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in late 2015 as a project-leader for this community collaboration. A year into the…Find out more »
Join us as we review the Nonprofit Leadership Initiatives' successes and reveal plans to continue our work in developing effective nonprofit leaders in the Fox Valley Region through leadership, collaboration and learning opportunities. There are two repeat sessions, Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18. This event registration link is for Tuesday. Kim O'Brien, Executive Director Kim joined the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in late 2015 as a project-leader for this community collaboration. A year into the…Find out more »
SUMMARY: During this workshop, learn easy, practical ways to engage your staff and board members in jump starting your nonprofit organization’s planned giving efforts – an essential part of fundraising. Over the last 20 years, more than 3,000 attendees have enjoyed and benefited from this talk and nearly everyone says, “I never thought it could be this easy and for absolutely no money!” PRESENTER Bryan Clontz, CFP®, CAP®, President, Charitable Solutions, LLC WHO SHOULD ATTEND? To maximize the benefit of…Find out more »
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 »