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Annette Look

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) was created because visionaries understood the critical role nonprofits play in the wellbeing of our community. At NPLI we listen to our noprofit partners share their stories to ensure we’re providing services that help them better achieve their missions. We get to hear both their successes and pain points.

A pain point we hear about frequently from nonprofits is the need to find new ways to increase the candidate pool to serve on nonprofit boards and committees. NPLI and a multitude of partners developed Board Connect, an online site that makes it easy for people to browse current board and committee openings. Serving on a nonprofit committee or board is a way to gain leadership experience, build your network and make a difference.

Have you thought about volunteering on a board or committee, but not sure it’s right for you? We asked graduates of NPLI’s Board Academy why they serve on boards and committees and their answers are inspiring!

Take a moment and explore the 70+ openings on Board Connect. Once you’re on a nonprofit board, NPLI offers resources to help you be successful in your role – Learn more.

The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative within the Community Foundation 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. NPLI offers a wide range of leadership, management and technical skill-building programs, as well as peer learning circles, to the entire nonprofit sector in the Fox Valley.

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