Executive Director Forum

Executive Director Forum

Convenes executive directors 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. If you are not currently receiving these invitation, contact [email protected] to be included on the email list.

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November 2017

Board Roles & Responsibilities

November 16, 2017
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr., Room 112A
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912, Room E130 Entrance 10
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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September 2018

Executive Director/Board Forum: Collaboration & Consolidation

September 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr., Room 112A
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

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…

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Report to the Community Monday, 9/17

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912, Room E130 Entrance 10
Appleton, WI 54912 United States

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…

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Report to the Community Tuesday, 9/18

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912, Room E130 Entrance 10
Appleton, WI 54912 United States

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…

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October 2018

Powerful planned giving with a shoestring staff and budget

October 4 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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…

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November 2018

Executive Director/Board Forum: Board Roles & Responsibilities

November 8 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr., Room 112A
Appleton, WI 54914 United States

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…

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Join A Board Event

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Grand Meridian, 2621 N Oneida St
Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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Free Event

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…

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