In 2013, Giving DuPage started programs for Nonprofit Executive Directors, where EDs/CEOs could connect, engage, share best practices and network with peers. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NETWORK is a place 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 Friday, October 18, 2019
Time Networking 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
Program 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Location DuPage Senior Citizens Council – 1990 Springer Road, Lombard
Topic LinkedIn For Executive Directors – The Why & The How
Presenter Orin Albrecht – Trainer/Coach at Career Networking Center & Midwest Region Market Planner for Dunkin


As the Executive Director of your organization, you’re the thought leader for your organization and within your cause area, but are you using the #1 social channel to solidify your ‘expert’ status? This program will help you appreciate the ‘Why’ for LinkedIn as an ED and also the ‘How’.

An important part of your role as ED is to expand your network, connect to people who can support your organization and attract the right stakeholders to your cause. LinkedIn is a great way to achieve all of these objectives and to make your net bigger.

In this program, you will hear from Orin Albrecht who regularly coaches job candidates through the Career Networking Center. Orin will explain why all Executive Directors should be using LinkedIn and his important ‘how’ to’ tutorial will include:

  • tips for nonprofit organizations
  • establishing yourself as a thought leader in your cause area and sharing your expert resources (i.e. your own articles, blog posts)
  • attracting/recruiting stakeholders to your organization – board members, skills-based volunteers, advocates and for your events

Don’t miss this great program to help you as an Executive Director start using LinkedIn to grow your organization’s reach and impact.

RSVP is required – email, or call 630.407.6458.

2019 Schedule:   

  • Q1 – March 13, 2019 – Experiential Economy Applied to Nonprofits – presented by Lab Z
  • Q2 – May 23, 2019 – Be In The Know – presented by DuPage County Community Services Department
  • Q3 (a little late) – October 18, 2019 – LinkedIn for Executive Directors, The Why & The How – presented by Orin Albrecht – trainer/coach at the Career Networking Center
  • Q4 – November 21, 2019 – ‘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 Cantigny Park. We are tremendously grateful to them for their support of our local nonprofit community and this leadership series.