skip mobile navigation
Aa Aa Aa

Category Archives

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

Supporting a Community Changemaker

Walt Zerrenner makes the Fox Cities a better place to live. Walt and his late wife Aline (pictured above) attended the first Memory Café at the Appleton Atlas Coffee Mill in 2012. They had such a positive experience that Walt joined the Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) Executive Coordinating Committee. Walt and the committee worked […]

Nonprofit Leaders Sharpen Their Management Skills

Only 14% of employees feel their performance is managed in a way that motivates them, according to Harvard Business Review. How to combat that disheartening statistic was the focus of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s (NPLI) Feb. 16 Leadership Forum on Coaching and Development led by Tricia Perkins from Lake Effect HR and Law, LLC. NPLI […]

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. […]