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).

Q1 Program Details
Date Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time Networking 7:30 to 7:45 a.m.
Program 7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
Location DuPage County Family Center – 422 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton (located at County Government Center)
Topic Be In The Know – Community Programs & Resources
Presenter Sarah Troll – Impact DuPage Director and Community Services Managers of DuPage County


Do you ever feel that you learn about resources and programs too late? Do you think others are in the ‘information flow’ and you’re always the last to know? Then this is the program you do not want to miss!

Learn about all DuPage County Community Services Programs including – information & referral, family self-sufficiency program, senior services, energy assistance, community development programs, the family center resources and so much more! You will also learn about one of the best kept secrets from the Health Department, Impact DuPage. There may also be a few more surprise guests too.

ED Networking is 15 minutes for this special ED Network Program, so we can give plenty of time to our many guests. Please be on time with the program starting promptly at 7;45 am (yes, there will be plenty of coffee available!)

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 – September 24, 2019 (tentative date) – LinkedIn for Executive Directors – presented by Community Career Center
  • Q4 – November 21, 2019 – ‘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 and Cantigny Park. We are tremendously grateful to them for their support of our local nonprofit community and this leadership series.