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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

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 […]

New technology keeps Fox Valley’s nonprofit leaders connected

What makes a strong nonprofit? That subject has been the source of numerous books, trainings, blog posts and discussions around many, many tables. An answer always correct to that question is strong leadership. Strong nonprofit boards are the power behind effective, sustainable nonprofit operations. Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) recently announced it has added one more […]

NPLI’s Top Five Reasons to Celebrate

By Annette Look, program manager, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) June in Wisconsin is filled with celebrations – graduation parties, wedding receptions, and the official start of summer. The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) has reason to celebrate too – June 30, marks the official end of our third fiscal year of operation. Top 5 reasons we […]

Nonprofits learn donor conversations are magic

Posted on May 9, 2019, by

More than 115 nonprofit leaders gather for a forum at Fox Valley Technical College to increase their knowledge on how to steward their donors and strengthen their organizations’ financial future. By Annette Look, Program Manager, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) On May 8, the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region […]

Find your passion, join a board!

Posted on Apr 5, 2019, by

By Annette Look, program manager, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative What do diapers, wigs and the Miles for Myeloma Walk/Run have in common? All three are connected in some way to a Fox Valley nonprofit that will be taking part in the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI)’s upcoming Join a Board event on April 18. Volunteering on a […]

Aligning Human Resources with your mission

By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director – Nonprofit Leadership Initiative If you are a nonprofit leader in the Fox Valley region, how many times today, this week, this month, have you had to have some tough conversations with employees, volunteers or board members? Was it zero? I’m pretty sure that’s not the case. If so, I […]

Nonprofits offered tech for fundraising

Posted on Apr 12, 2018, by

By Kim O’Brien Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Starting this week, up to 10 Fox Valley nonprofits will get a tremendous opportunity to sharpen their fundraising skills through grants, cloud-based software and one-on-one coaching for 12 months as part of a collaboration between the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and Network for Good. Network for Good is […]

HR training offered to nonprofit executive directors

Posted on Feb 14, 2017, by

Area nonprofit executive directors can sharpen their human resources skills at an afternoon session Thursday, Feb. 16, at Fox Valley Technical College’s Bordini Center, 5 N. Systems Drive. The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative will present the training from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  The session is only open to executive directors of nonprofits. Space is still available and walk-ins […]

Nonprofit leaders learning skills to lead better

Posted on Jan 6, 2017, by

If you see management of a nonprofit in your future, you can earn a Nonprofit Management Certificate through the Leadership Institute. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 13. The class maximum is 12 participants. The Leadership Institute is a year-long series of seminars led by experts and designed for new nonprofit executive directors or those in […]

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative has experienced new leader

Posted on Nov 7, 2016, by

By Kim O’Brien Executive Director Nonprofit Leadership Initiative I came to work here in September of 2015 as a part-time, three-month project leader for an effort to strengthen the leadership of nonprofits, led by the Community Foundation and supported by many other Fox Valley-area nonprofits, funders, educational institutions and businesses. Workgroups had been meeting since […]