Board Effectiveness

Board Effectiveness

Our Board Effectiveness efforts includes resources, tools and training for those involved in board service. Workshops are designed to bring board members together to learn from experts in their field and to learn from each other.

If you are a board member serving a nonprofit whose address as filed with the IRS is within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region service area and would like to receive invitations to our board training events, please register with NonprofitNext Fox Valley. It’s free to register.

NEW 2021 Nonprofit Board Academy

“You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.” – Grace Lee Boggs

The Board Academy is a program of Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and is offered in partnership with the Leadership Fox Cities Alumni Association.

It is designed to engage, educate, prepare, and inspire participants to meet the demand for 21st century nonprofit board

Why is it being offered?

The purpose of the program is to aid in meeting the critical need for nonprofit board member growth and diversity throughout the community. The program inspires leaders to share their expertise, talent, and passion in board service of a nonprofit organization.


Program Basics

  • 6-sessions
  • Each session led by guest presenter/technical expert
  • The program emphasizes BoardSource resources and The 10 Basic Roles & Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board. Each presenter supplies a blend of curriculum that includes BoardSource along with their own instructional design and experience.

The January – March 2021 session is full.

Applications are being accepted for upcoming Board Academy participation. Session dates are still pending. Questions – contact [email protected]