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Tag: Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI)

The Role of the Board of Directors – What can a nonprofit expect?

Board member engagement is critical for nonprofit success. The million-dollar question is “What exactly is the role of the board?” Is it surprising to learn the role of the board may not always be clear to nonprofit board members? Is the role of the board of directors to be actively engaged in fund development activities? […]

Celebrating the value of mentorship

January is National Mentoring Month, and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is celebrating the positive effect mentors have on community members and our community overall. Many mentors, including Julie Keller, executive director of the Women’s Fund, said they get back just as much as they put into a relationship with their mentee. […]

Grants and Thanksgiving: Lessons from the Art of Grantwriting Workshop

Thanksgiving and grant writing may not seem immediately similar, but after hosting the Art of Grant Writing Workshop for nonprofit leaders, some interesting parallels came to mind. Talking turkey There is no way around it — grant writing comes with the territory when you’re a nonprofit fundraiser, yet very few of us have received formal […]

‘Spooky’ things nonprofit leaders should watch out for

It’s almost Halloween! While nonprofit leaders won’t be facing werewolves and witches, there are a few spooky things they face: The Invisible Line Item: The professional development line item seems to don an invisibility cloak too often, and it’s scary when nonprofit organizations don’t invest in themselves. Professional development has been shown to enhance job […]