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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

Trainings create better nonprofit leaders, boards

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps, you’re committing to a healthier lifestyle, making time for a hobby, or enrolling in education classes. Investing in your professional development is a fantastic resolution that’s easy to keep. The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) offers professional development opportunities laser-focused on the needs of nonprofits. And, because NPLI’s […]

We welcome David Weiss to the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

Hello! My name is David Weiss (he/him/his), I am blessed to be the next executive director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI). I hope to build on the foundation provided by Kim O’Brien and all the founders and stakeholders who created such an amazing resource for nonprofits in our area. As a graduate of the […]

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Announces David Weiss as New Executive Director

David Weiss will become the second Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI), effective August 1. In this role, Weiss will deliver on NPLI’s mission to provide Fox Valley nonprofits with opportunities ​for leadership development and learning to ​better achieve their missions. NPLI is a program within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. […]

Kim O’Brien to step down as Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s leader

 By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) I am ready for my next adventure in my career!  After nearly seven years with the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI), I’ve decided the timing is right for me to step back and for the organization to move forward with the next leader.   I’ve been working closely […]

Leadership Institute Providing Opportunities for Growth

We consider ourselves fortunate at the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative to be part of the professional development journey of so many nonprofit leaders. This year we’re working alongside 15 nonprofit leaders who are investing in their professional development and becoming stronger leaders through participation in the Leadership Institute. During this year-long, cohort-based program, nonprofit senior leaders […]

Leadership Institute – Building Better Leaders!

The Leadership Institute is a year-long series of seminars led by experts in their competencies and enhanced with peer-facilitated discussion groups for new executive directors or those in the pipeline. Topics cover management, board governance, marketing, fundraising, operational excellence and much more. Graduates receive a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Fox Valley Technical College and NPLI. […]

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 […]