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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 […]

Leading with the right stuff

Leading a nonprofit organization or volunteering on community boards takes determination along with the kind of expertise and tools most of us didn’t learn in school. That’s why the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region launched the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative two years ago, to help strengthen hundreds of local nonprofits by providing support, collaboration […]

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 […]

Annual nonprofit workshop offers strategic tool

Posted on Aug 17, 2017, by

Maps — used properly — lead us to a desired destination. On Oct. 4, area nonprofit leaders will be taught how to use a matrix map to get their organizations to the financial viability they desire. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” will begin with registration and continental breakfast  at 8 […]

Nonprofit Leadership Institute graduates its first class

Posted on Jun 7, 2017, by

The first class from a pilot program designed to improve the management skills of nonprofit professionals has graduated and is ready to put what they learned to work. Eleven senior leaders from nonprofits graduated from the Leadership Institute April 28. The collaboration between Fox Valley Technical College and the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, based at the […]

Panel explores nature of board service

Posted on Apr 28, 2017, by

A panel of six representatives of nonprofits dedicated to enjoying the outdoors Thursday evening told a crowd of about 40 mostly younger people about the benefits they can get from serving on a board of directors. “I’ve been richly paid for my volunteer work,” Dave Peck, president of Friends of the Fox said. Whether working […]

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 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 […]