Nvolved, Inc. provides GetNvolved®, which helps connect communities to their young people, download the brochure here!

Leadership Team

Paul Vidas, President and CEO

After earning his MS-Education in 1976, he went on to work with at-risk youth in residential treatment centers, drop-out prevention programs, and finally the YMCA. It was there that he began his extensive grant-writing efforts and brought in over $2M in federal, state and local funds for youth programming at the YMCA. In the last three decades, Paul developed connections in the youth development field across the USA.

GetNvolved® is Paul’s idea. It came as a result of his interactions with Search Institute (SI) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). These organizations both believe that the ethic of service is critical to personal and national character development. Paul saw a need for infrastructure to simplify and streamline communications and recordkeeping. GetNvolved® is that infrastructure.


Patrick Brick, Vice President and CTO

With Patrick's classical education in software engineering and diverse industry experience, he has proven to understand software and technology.  His relationship with GetNvolved® began in 2007 and his guidance took GetNvolved® into the cloud in 2013.  Patrick's continued involvement, direction, and expertise in Azure, has been a cornerstone of Nvolved's success. 


Gary Van Lankvelt, Educational Consultant

Gary started as a school social worker, then a middle school principal, and finally a Student Service Coordinator for the fourth largest school district in Wisconsin. His knowledge of the inner workings of districts and their schools directs many of the strategic approaches employed by Nvolved, Inc.


Brian Hertziger, Information Technology Consultant

Early versions of GetNvolved® were written by Brian in ASP. He is a Senior Systems Developer at Cabalas’ corporate headquarters in Nebraska and a reseller for RAR compression software.


John Pranica, School Software Group, CPA

John joined the Leadership Team in 2007. As president of School Software Group, he is familiar with the industry in a way that makes him an extremely valuable member of the team. John’s company sells curricula development software to schools across the country.


Dave Willems, Partner in Willems Marketing

Dave is a highly respected businessman in Northeast Wisconsin. His philanthropic work with the nonprofit community has won his company many accolades. Willems Marketing prides itself in its creative approach to promoting products and service. 


Dennis Morrison, Financial Consultant

Dennis has lived in California’s Silicon Valley since the 1970’s. He has been a shareholder and advisor since 2003. His advice is instrumental to the strategic planning that guides the decisions of Nvolved, Inc. Dennis has been the CFO of numerous software companies in his 30 years in the industry and has extensive experience raising venture capital.


Pao Lor, Ph. D., Educational Consultant

Dr. Pao is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.  Pao’s previous work included years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and associate principal in Northeast Wisconsin.


James Nighswander, Ph.D., Educational Learning Resources, Inc.

Jim is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois-Springfield. He served as a teacher, counselor, research director, high school principal and director of curriculum and instruction in public schools in Illinois. He is currently the president of Educational Learning Resources, Inc., a company that provides professional development to educators and markets management software to public and private schools.


High School Impact

National Usage


What started as a very small project has grown.  Since 2006, over 8,750 high school students have entered more than 1,000,000 hours of community service and work-based learning.  Over 8,000 agencies across   19 States   participate in providing work and volutunteer opportunities for students.

GetNvolved® promotes higher education as well.  Students are asked to 'give their best guess' as to what they will be doing after high school. Responses are consolidated and made available as postsecondary reports.











Volunteer & Worksite Locations

Finished Touch Inc, Breezewood Lane, Neenah, WI

Parkside Care Center, Garfield Avenue, Little Chute, WI

Wellspring of Milwaukee, West Fond Du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Radisson, West College Avenue, Appleton, WI

Christ the King Lutheran church, Sherwood, Wisconsin, WI

Christ the Rock Community Church, U.S. 10, Menasha, WI

Brewster Village, West Brewster Street, Appleton, WI

GameStop, 1001 Mutual Way, Appleton, WI

Bergstrom Automotive, Neenah Center, Neenah, WI

Christus Lutheran Church, Julius Drive, Greenville, WI

Crossways Camping Ministries, Cloverleaf Lake Rd, Clintonville, WI

Saint Bronislava Church, Plover Road, Plover, WI

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 724 East South River Street, Appleton, WI

First English Lutheran Church, North Ballard Road, Appleton, WI

Saint Mary Central High School, Neenah, WI

Heart of the Valley YMCA, West Kennedy Avenue, Kimberly, WI

Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, East Florida Avenue, Appleton, WI

Smart Resources Inc. Neenah, WI

First Source Worldwide LLC, South Commercial Street, Neenah, WI

Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, 7th Street, Menasha, WI

First United Methodist Church, Appleton, WI

Heritage Peabody Community, South Heritage Woods Drive, Appleton, WI

Capital Credit Union, Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly, WI

Crystal River Nursing & Rehab, Churchill Street, Waupaca, WI

Habitat for Humanity Greater Fox Cities Area, Midway Road, Menasha, WI

Habitat For Humanity Restore, East College Avenue, Appleton, WI

Karate America, Parkview Drive, Greenville, WI

St. Therese Parish, East Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, WI

Trestle Trail Menasha, WI Apostolic Truth Church, North Kesting Court, Appleton, WI

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Appleton, Fox River Drive, Appleton, WI

Country USA Oshkosh, WI

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church 109 North Olk Street, Hortonville, WI

County Road CB, Neenah, WI

Emanuel United Methodist Church, Baraboo, WI

Mosquito Hill Nature Center, County Road Nc, New London, WI

Community Blood Center Inc, West Spencer Street, Appleton, WI

Community Childcare Center, S Pine St, Kimberly, WI

Community Clothes Closet Inc, Opportunity Way, Menasha, WI

Community First Credit Union, Oneida Street, Appleton, WI

Community Learning Center, Menasha, Wi

Century Elm Supper Club, County Road T, Larsen, WI

Century Oaks, West Murdock Avenue, Oshkosh, WI

Marcus Theatres - Hollywood Cinema, Grand Chute, WI

Fox Valley Blades Youth Hockey Neenah, WI

Fox Valley Humane Association, 2 Mile Road, Appleton, WI

Fox Valley Mountain Bikers- Prairie Hill Park Trail; Grand Chute, WI

Fox Valley Muzzle Loaders Club, New London, WI

Fox Valley Sailing School, 5th Street, Neenah, WI

Fox Valley Technical College, North Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI

Fox Valley Wave Swim Team, Neenah, WI

Mid Valley Industries LLC, Delanglade Street, Kaukauna, WI

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, North Ballard Road, Appleton, WI

St. Vincent de Paul, West College Avenue, Appleton, WI

St. Vinnie's Hilbert, WI

Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare, South Oneida Street, Menasha, WI

Wiouwash State Trail, Hortonville, WI

The Watch Company, Inc., Wisconsin 96, Appleton, WI

Pathways Church, West Evergreen Drive, Appleton, WI

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc., 2220 Omro Rd, Oshkosh, WI

Fox West YMCA Greenville, WI

Mid-West Sports Events, Lawrence Drive, De Pere, WI

Goodwill, 4759 Michaels Drive, Appleton, WI

Clarksville Area YMCA, Hillcrest Drive, Clarksville, TN

ELCA Youth Gathering, Detroit, MI

Mercy Medical Center, South Oakwood Road, Oshkosh, WI

Feed My Starving Children, Aurora, IL

Nero Inc, North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA

Ruby's Pantry at Shepherd of the Hills, Greenville, WI

National Miss Amazing Pageant, Los Angeles, CA

RTI International, East Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC

DOOR Program at First Mennonite Church, Denver, CO

Crescenta-Canada YMCA, Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA

St Marks Luthearn Evangelied Green Bay Road Neenah, MI

Dairy Queen, South Commercial Street, Neenah, WI

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, West Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, WI

Crazy J's Campground Inc, Kinney Lake Road, Marion, WI

Tree of Life Ministries, Mission, SD

Catholic Heart Work Camp, Canton Cove, Winter Springs, FL

WWIDEA, Missoula, MT

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, East Shannon, SD

Larry's Piggly Wiggly, East Main Street, Little Chute, WI

Housing Development Alliance, Hazard, KY

St. Mary Central School, North 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH

Sunnyview Expo Center, County Highway Y, Oshkosh, WI

Early Learning Center, Industrial Drive, Neenah, WI

Arc-Winnebago County Disability, Washington Avenue, Oshkosh, WI

Alonzo Park -Hortonville Lion's Club, East Main Street, Hortonville, WI

Unity - Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care, Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI

Chicopee High School, Front Street, Chicopee, MA

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9191 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, CA

Goodwill, Appleton Road, Menasha, WI

Wigwam House, Boston, MA

AseraCare Hospice, Ashland City Road, Clarksville, TN

Glenwood, Chattanooga, TN