In 2013, Giving DuPage started programs for Nonprofit Executive Directors, where EDs/CEOs could connect, engage and network with peers. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NETWORK is a quarterly leadership program for EDs to share their best practices, find solutions to common challenges and collaborate with an ED-exclusive audience.

To attend the quarterly the ED Network meetings, you must be an Executive Director for a nonprofit organization serving the DuPage region (please no staff, board members or grantors).

Next Program Details
Date Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
Time Networking 7:30 to 7:45 a.m.
Program 7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
Location ASGE – 3300 Woodcreek Drive, Downers Grove
Topic The 4-1-1
Presenter(s) Panel of Community Partners


We are all searching for resources and collaborators to make our work better, easier or faster. In this program, meet some partners who are potential collaborators and offer impressive resources. Don’t be the one to miss out on THE 4-1-1.

  • Lisa Schvach, Executive Director – workNet will share their programs, resources and examples of nonprofit partnerships – ideal for many nonprofit clients and people we serve.
  • Beth Marchetti, Executive Director – DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau can help a great deal when you’re planning your next gala or event and you’re chasing down multiple venues. Streamline your process and make your life easier by learning how they can help your team with event-planning.
  • Debra Marton, Senior Manager Community Investment – Comcast will provide exciting updates about their Internet Essentials program, key for agencies serving low-income households. They will also talk about the kinds of group volunteer projects they look for on their annual Comcast Cares Initiative.
  • Glen Hildebrandt, Manager of Business Development – Did you know ASGE has a state-of-the-art learning facility open to your organization for conferences, training events and meetings? It’s a hidden secret and we’re sharing it with you! Don’t miss out on a tour of their facility which might be the location for your next program.

Here’s your chance to meet these great community partners and lead your organization with ‘The 4-1-1’. RSVP is required by Feb 7. 

Questions? Email, or call 630.407.6458.

2020 Schedule:   

  • Q1 – February 12 – The 4-1-1 – panel of community partners
  • Q2 – April 16 – TBD
  • Q3 – September 15 – TBD
  • Q4 – November 5 – ‘Give Thanks’ Social Hour

Presentations for the ED Network are provided by guest speakers on topics such as HR Issues & Trends, Digital Marketing, Legal Updates and Financial Health of Nonprofit Organizations. Topic suggestions for future programs are welcome and please contact Giving DuPage if you are an Executive Director interested in joining this group.

This programming is made possible with generous support from Dugan & Lopatka and ASGE. We are tremendously grateful to them for their support of our local nonprofit community and this leadership series.