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May 21, 2014

Three Hundred Northeast Wisconsin For-profit and Nonprofit Leaders Collaborating in Appleton Today at First Annual “Enterprising NONPROFITS” Conference

(APPLETON, WI) – May 21, 2014 – Over 300 local for-profit and nonprofit leaders are attending the first annual Enterprising NONPROFITS conference today at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Enterprising NONPROFITS is a conduit for business leaders, executive directors, and community involvement partners to network, collaborate, and share best practices. This unique event was designed and initiated by First Business, with the help and support of the Volunteer Center of East Central WI and Insight Publications.

2014 Enterprising NONPROFITS Conference Agenda



Vicki Clark: Building a Mission Driven Board


Nonprofit Boards: Ten basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
Presenter: Vicki Clark, BoardSource Certified

Community Involvement Coordinators: Companies are from Mars; Nonprofits are from Venus 
Presenter: Barbara Waters, BarbWaters Consulting, LLC

Executive Director & Development Directors: Leave cultivation to the farmers: how to grow and sustain a high-performance fundraising program 
Presenter: Michael Frohna, ThedaCare Foundation


Presenter: Bonnie Andrews: Service Enterprise National Pilot at Milwaukee Volunteer Center/Nonprofit Center


Nonprofit Boards: Shared Leadership: Board/Executive Director strategies 
Presenter: Vicki Clark, BoardSource Certified

Community Involvement Coordinators: Benefits for employee volunteer engagement
Expert Panel includes: Jenni Eickelberg, Thrivent Financial; Jean Blaney, ThedaCare; and Lynn Kroll, WPS Foundation

Executive Director & Development Directors: Human capital: matching attributes to your mission 
Presenter: Bonnie Andrews, Milwaukee Nonprofit Center


Nonprofit Boards: Powered by Pro Bono: Nonprofits guide to securing and managing pro bono resources 
Presenter: Chris Lloyd of Taproot Foundation Chicago

Community Involvement Coordinators: Workplace Volunteer Council networking
Presenter: Workplace/ Business Volunteer Councils – table top discussion and networking session

Executive Director & Development Directors: Cost Effectiveness of Shared Services: Real Life Examples 
Expert Panel Includes: Noel Halvorsen of NeighborWorks Green Bay, Mary Parsons & DeAnna McGill of Emergency Shelter/LEAVEN, and Kelly Nutty of Riverview Gardens Inc.



Nonprofit Boards: These tracks are designed as a powerful, economical solution for nonprofit board training.

Community Involvement Coordinators: These tracks are designed as an innovative, valuable collaboration opportunity for those responsible for organizing skilled volunteers and engaging corporate employees in community support projects.

Executive Director & Development Directors:
 These tracks are designed as a powerful, cost-effective solution for annual training for nonprofit leaders.


The ticket price is just $50, and includes access to all speakers, lunch, and a cocktail hour. All proceeds of the event will benefit the mission work of the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin. Learn more at www.enterprisingnonprofits.org

Members of the Media

This event is free of charge for all members of the media. Please contact Jodie Johnson at 608-358-6289 for free admission and interview requests.

About First Business Bank - Northeast

This event was designed, initiated, and funded by First Business Bank – Northeast, a member of the First Business family of companies (Nasdaq: FBIZ). First Business Bank - Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, call 920-734-1800.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a $1.3 billion Wisconsin-based bank holding company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. It is the 2nd largest Wisconsin-based commercial bank holding company listed on NASDAQ or the NYSE. Its companies include: First Business Bank - Madison; First Business Bank - Milwaukee; First Business Bank - Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

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Jodie Johnson
VP Marketing
First Business

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