Executive Director Network

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Executive Director Network2019-02-06T13:03:27+00:00

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:
Date:                   Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time:                   7:30 – 9:00 am, networking 7:30 am and program starts at 8:00 am
Topic:                  The Experiential Economy Applied to Your Nonprofit
Location:           Dugan & Lopatka – Cornerstone at Cantera office complex – 4320 Winfield Road, Warrenville (1st floor classroom)
         Arthur Zards, Founder, Lab Z

Does Arthur’s name sound familiar? You may have seen him as a speaker at our Nonprofit Conference last fall. His presentation was rated 2nd highest (only second to our keynote speaker). We’re bringing him back for those who missed this amazing presentation the first time!

Arthur Zards, Founder of Lab Z, prides himself on being a total disrupter! He’s been breaking all the rules, turning ordinary (or even boring) events, into memorable, impactful and authentic experiences. He will share his insights on the new ‘Experiential Economy’ and how it affects your organization. He’ll share best practices and tools to leverage this new economy and turn your events into these unforgettable experiences.

Arthur applies his Experiential Economy principles at the annual don’t miss TEDx Naperville event. As founder & curator, he ensures that every minute of that event is engaging, lively and unique for the TED-heads. Get ready to shake it up and see how you an infuse experience into even the smallest aspect of public touch points, interactions and events. He is a sought-after consultant working with clients to go beyond out-of-the-box to a NON-BOX way of thinking.

RSVP is required – email givingdupage@dupageco.org, or call 630.407.6458.

2019 Schedule:   

  • Q1 – March 13, 2019 – Experiential Economy Applied to Nonprofits – presented by Lab Z
  • Q2 – May 31, 2019 (tentative date) – Get In The Know – presented by DuPage County Community Services Department
  • Q3 – September 24, 2019 (tentative date) – LinkedIn for Executive Directors – presented by Community Career Center
  • Q4 – November 21, 2019 (confirmed) – ‘Give Thanks’ Social & Happiest 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. We are tremendously grateful to them for being our main event sponsor and program host.