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Kim O'Brien, Executive Director - Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

The Best 5 Things in 2021

By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative We’re starting a tradition! We’re again marking the end of our fiscal year by reflecting on the best things that happened for the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative:   #1: 14 graduates from the Leadership Institute. The fortitude and dedication to becoming better leaders demonstrated by these nonprofit leaders is […]

NPLI partnership provides a hub of COVID-19 resources for local nonprofits

By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, NPLI The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) is a partnership of Fox Valley-area nonprofits, funders, educational institutions and businesses dedicated to providing resources needed by effective nonprofit boards and executive leaders. We are a program within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.  Our mission is to provide Fox Valley […]

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative launches next Board Academy

By Kim O’Brien, executive director of Nonprofit Leadership Initiative When the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative began as a program of the Community Foundation in early 2016, one of its first programs was created to provide in-depth training to nonprofit staff through the Leadership Institute curriculum. The year-long series of seminars is led by experts in their […]

Apply now: Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s 2020-21 Leadership Institute

The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative is kicking off its 5th cohort for the Leadership Institute which will run from May 2020 to April 2021. The deadline to apply is January 17. In collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College, the Leadership Institute is a year-long series of seminars led by experts in their particular competencies and enhanced […]

How to join a board and take your career to the next level

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s Board Connect events help community members interested in volunteering at a leadership level connect with nonprofits that have opportunities to serve. Kristin Cates attended several Board Connect events and shares her experience. By Kristin Cates, Marketing Coordinator, PALS Program Ever since attending the first Board Connect event, I’ve found more and more […]