• Press Releases

May 16, 2014

Three Hundred Northeast Wisconsin For-profit and Nonprofit Leaders to Collaborate at First Annual “Enterprising NONPROFITS” Conference

(APPLETON, WI) – May 16, 2014 – Over 300 local for-profit and nonprofit leaders are expected at the first annual Enterprising NONPROFITS conference on May 21, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Enterprising NONPROFITS offers opportunities 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.

The 2014 Enterprising NONPROFITS Conferenceis an all-day event offering three distinct conference education tracks for: nonprofit board members, community involvement coordinators, and executive directors and business development directors. Speakers and topics include:

Vicki Clark of BoardSource Certified
-Building a Mission Driven Board
-Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
-Shared Leadership: Board/Executive Director Strategies

Chris Lloyd of Taproot Foundation Chicago
-Powered by Pro Bono: Nonprofits Guide to Securing and Managing Pro Bono Resources

Barbara Waters of BarbWaters Consulting
-Companies are from Mars; Nonprofits are from Venus

Jenni Eickelberg of Thrivent Financial, Jean Blaney of ThedaCare, and Lynn Kroll of WPS Foundation
-Benefits for Employee Volunteer Engagement (panel discussion)

Michael Frohna of ThedaCare Foundation
-Leave Cultivation to the Farmers: How to Grow and Sustain a High-performance Fundraising Program

Bonnie Andrews of Milwaukee Nonprofit Center Service Enterprise National Pilot at Milwaukee Volunteer Center/Nonprofit Cente
-Human Capital: Matching Attributes to your Mission

Noel Halvorsen of NeighborWorks Green Bay, Mary Parsons & DeAnna McGill of Emergency Shelter/LEAVEN, and Kelly Nutty of Riverview Gardens Inc.
-Cost Effectiveness of Shared Services: Real Life Examples

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 jjohnson@firstbusiness.com or 608-358-6289 for free admission and interview requests.

About First Business

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.


First Business is committed to helping our customers achieve their goals. Find out how we can help you succeed.
Contact Us Today