Events

2018

October
Nonprofit Workshop: Powerful planned giving with a shoestring staff and budget - you can do it!
  • Open to: To maximize the benefit of this session, nonprofit staff members should be accompanied by at least two or three board members but having four or more will make a world of a difference.
  • Cost: The cost to attend the workshop is $35 per person (includes handouts, continental breakfast and buffet lunch).
  • Registration: For more information, or to register, call Carla at 920-236-2026 or visit schencksc.com/events.
  • When: Thursday, October 4, 2018. Workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah
  • Details: During this workshop, learn easy, practical ways to engage your staff and board members in jumpstarting your nonprofit organization’s planned giving efforts — an essential part of fundraising. Learn more.

Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Human Sex Trafficking
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue, Appleton
  • Details: Learn about efforts to prevent, educate, and respond to sex trafficking of youth within the child welfare and youth justice systems. Learn about child sex trafficking in this community, factors that make youth more vulnerable, methods of recruitment and grooming tactics. Presenters will be Jenny Jamison, Anti-Trafficking/Prevention Education, Reach Counseling, and Abby Persons, Anti-Human Sex Trafficking specialist, Outagamie County Youth and Family Services.

Fox Cities Benefit Survey Breakfast
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Register online
  • Cost: $10 general admission
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, 4 Jewelers Park Dr., Neenah, WI 54956
  • Details: The Fox Cities Regional Partnership (the economic development division of the Fox Cities Chamber) is excited to launch a comprehensive Fox Cities Benefit Survey this summer! To encourage mass participation in this extensive survey, organizations who complete the survey by September 30 will receive a complimentary digital copy of the surveys results by November 1. On October 18, we will be holding an event to summarize survey results, as well as hear from a keynote about the benefits of and ways to improve family-friendly policies at your workplace. Learn more.

Funding Information Network (FIN) Training: Introduction to the Funding Information Network
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Email Svetlana Belova with your name, phone number, and the date of the workshop you would like to attend at svetlana.v.belova@lawrence.edu
  • When: Friday, October 19, 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lawrence's Seeley G. Mudd library, 2nd Floor ITC room
  • Details: Through a collaboration with United Way Fox Cities, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, and Oshkosh Area United Way, the Seeley G Mudd Library at Lawrence University serves as host to a Funding Information Network location, providing free public access to a valuable collection of funding resources for grant seekers. Learn more about the FIN.
November
Wake Up with Weight of the Fox Valley (FREE!)
  • Open to: General Public
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Register online. Please register by November 2, 2018.
  • When: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI 54956
  • Details: Join us as Dr. Jenny Thomas, Aurora Healthcare, discusses why breastfeeding is so important to baby's health throughout the lifespan, the challenges breastfeeding moms face when returning to work, and how businesses benefit from having breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Breastmilk is more than just food; helping baby to develop their immune system, feel safe and warm, have normal sleep patterns, be more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and less likely to develop diabetes, asthma, or arthritis. Women with small children are the fastest growing segment of the United States workforce. Learn about the challenges new moms face with breastfeeding when returning to work and how businesses benefit from having breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Learn more.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a warm breakfast for 50-75 residents.
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Child Protective Services (CPS) Mandatory Reporting - Myth vs. Reality
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue, Appleton
  • Details:  Who to call and when to call if abuse of neglect is suspected. Presenter will be Outagamie County Children Youth & Families staff.

December
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Engaging Youth in Volunteering
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, November 12, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue, Appleton
  • Details: Learn about youth volunteering in the Fox Cities and what resources are available to help guide them to opportunities. Presenter will be Kirstin Cates, Marketing & Events Director for the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin.

2019

January
Social Hour/Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Book Packing for Valentine's Family Festival
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Registration coming soon
  • When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 (time TBD)
  • Where: United Way Fox Cities, 1455 Midway Road, Menasha
  • Details: Emerging Leaders will pack book kits to be distributed at the Valentine's Family Festival.
February
Emerging Leaders Valentine's Family Festival (FREE)
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend
  • When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:30 to noon
  • Where: Maplewood Middle School, 1600 Midway Road, Menasha
  • Details: Valentine's Family Festival is free to the community and provides safe, fun activities for children ages 12 & under and their families. The festival allows families of all income levels to enjoy a morning of fun and entertainment and giveaways such as toothbrushes, books and other goodies. The morning is filled with activities including cookie decorating, carnival games, arts & crafts, and a photo booth. Children who attend the event must be accompanied by an adult.