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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 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 […]

Four tips for the giving season

Posted on Oct 13, 2015, by

With the spring-like temperatures we’re seeing this fall, year-end giving is going to seem to be on us even quicker than usual. Along with cleaning out the garden and putting up the holiday decorations, we need to turn our attention to that last flurry of charitable giving at the end of the tax year. Not only […]

Opening a new nonprofit toolbox

Posted on Jun 30, 2015, by

If there was any question whether the folks running Fox Valley-area nonprofits are looking for quick and quality resources to help them do their jobs, the 60-some filled chairs at the Bordini Center the morning of June 25 answered with a resounding “YES.” As good as the catered breakfast cookies were, this crowd turned out to learn […]

A great year of giving

Posted on Oct 28, 2014, by

We saw an incredible year for charitable giving in the Fox Valley region, as highlighted in our 2014 Report to the Community for the year ending June 30, 2014. Grants awarded: a record $15.9 million granted to nearly 900 nonprofits. Contributions: second-most in our 28-year history with more than $31 million given by 1,900 generous individuals, […]

Last chance to find out why nobody’s listening

Posted on Sep 11, 2014, by

For many years, the Community Foundation has partnered with United Way Fox Cities to offer an annual training workshop for nonprofits about things like board development, fundraising and strategic planning. This year we’re thrilled to welcome Schenck SC as a partner. I’m personally excited about the workshop focus: marketing! Space is still available at our Sept. 16 workshop […]

Voices of the Arts

Posted on Mar 17, 2014, by

Reprinted from The Post-Crescent, March 14, 2014 Very similar to a student applying for scholarships to pay for college, nonprofit organizations must rely on grants to help fund a portion of their budget each year. And, like that student sweating over the essay questions and lists of their accomplishments, nonprofits devote much time and energy […]