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

August 2017

Strategic Planning

August 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Morning 1/2 workshop for executive directors and board members. What needs to be in place to begin a Strategic Plan? How to ensure you plan stays on track. Executive directors - bring your board members!

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September 2017

Fundraising

September 21, 2017
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Tips and tools for smaller to medium-sized nonprofits. Importance of endowments and reserves.

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November 2017

Board Roles & Responsibilities

November 16, 2017
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Topics: The “real” roles and responsibilities of a board. Compare board roles versus executive director and/or staff. Expectations of board members in meeting the needs of the nonprofit. Board recruitment and evaluation.

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January 2018

Executive Director/Board Forum: Aligning Human Resource Functions with Your Mission

January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

7:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast 8:00 am - noon: Presentation by Clark & Gotzler, Attorneys at Law, LLC In this half-day session, you will learn how your organization can live your mission through the Human Resource function. (The trainers ensure me they have enough material for the full time frame.) Executive Directors: Even if you are a staff of one, the principles learned in this session will help you with all of your stakeholders. Board Members: Even…

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April 2018

Executive Director/Board Forum: Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission

April 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Schedule 7:30 am – 8:00 am     Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:15 am     Welcome 8:00 am - 12:00 pm    Topics & Speakers Invite your IT staff to attend! Ryan Peasley, Wipfli LLP Airtable – a cloud-based database tool MyTraining – Wipfli’s on-demand, self-paced technology training and education portal Microsoft Power Business Intelligence (BI) – Data analytics and dash boarding tool Microsoft Azure Backup and Site Recovery – Microsoft’s cloud based data backup and disaster recovery solution, nonprofits receive…

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May 2018

A Benefits Approach to Nonprofit Finance

May 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912, Room 170B, Entrance 16
Appleton, WI 54912 United States

    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…

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