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Welcome to the Nonprofit Newsroom – a one-stop shop for nonprofit organizations to learn about: grant announcements, professional development opportunities, training seminars & workshops, and general bulletins or updates.

This new resource page can help your organization learn about important funding opportunities, develop your staff and stay current with the latest in our local nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Newsroom page will continually be updated with new events & announcements, so check it often and bookmark the newsroom page as a favorite.  Email [email protected] with your professional opportunity, contact for the event, and a website link for your announcement. We recommend adding your nonprofit organization’s events to the Volunteer Portal.

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Joymakers Challenge – generationOn

The holiday season can be a time where kids and teens have receiving on their mind, but the holidays are a great time to help them understand the joy of giving. Kids and teens across the country are developing kindness and compassion through giving back, and the Joy Maker Challenge makes it easy to get involved! […]

Introduction to Prospect Research: Finding Grants

Forefront Large Conference Room 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago, IL

At this free orientation, you will receive an introduction to Forefront Library, prospect research, and resources that support finding grants. Learn how to craft search queries with the assistance of our librarians. The workshop will provide a brief overview of the Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look […]

Free

Planning Ahead: Charting Your Career Path to Best Benefit You and Your Organization

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage 222 E. Willow Ave., Wheaton, IL

Program by WSPN Have you identified the next step in your career? In fundraising and nonprofit work, it is often challenging to identify your career path. Will you do the same job forever? Are you interested in someday having a leadership role at your organization? Are you looking to grow within your current organization? Are […]

Free for members

Secrets to Fundraising Success with Individual Donors

Did you know that 81% of all charitable donations come from individuals? If you’re not actively cultivating individual donors, you’re missing out on one of the best ways to ensure that your fundraising is successful and sustainable. This introductory workshop outlines the techniques, strategies, and skills for turning prospects into donors. You’ll learn how to […]

$260

Volunteer Management 101

Forefront Large Conference Room 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago, IL

Prepare to learn the basics of volunteer management.  This will be a great seminar for people who are new to the field, people who are looking to revamp their volunteer program or people who are starting a new volunteer program from scratch.  Topics will include program design, volunteer recruitment, volunteer retention, and volunteer recognition. Full […]

$135

Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

We all know people who are volunteering their time to make our communities better. Nominate them for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards! Serve IL is looking for youth, adult, senior, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and business nominations. Each region of the state will have one winner from each category for a total of 30 awards. Nominations are due February 17th. [...]

Free

Strategic Planning – Issue Based and Directed

DuPage 421 Building 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL

Giving DuPage began its partnership with the Civic Leadership Academy at Northern Illinois University in 2015 to invite Giving DuPage non-profit partners to an accredited and nationally-recognized certificate program. Non-profit organizations have access to discounted course rates as a benefit of being a Giving DuPage partner. Courses are centered on professional development, organizational efficiency, and informed leadership. The partnership […]

$66 – $75

Verizon STEM Challenge Grant

In partnership with Verizon, Points of Light is launching a new grant opportunity for Affiliates. The Verizon STEM Challenge Grant will support Affiliates who manage innovative volunteer opportunities, addressing the most relevant STEM needs for the children in their community.This competitive RFP process includes grants ranging from $2,500 to $35,000, depending on the size and […]

National Summit on Volunteer Engagement

National Summit on Volunteer Engagement - Mapping Our Future, Strengthening Our Voice July 26 - 28, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is hosting the National Summit on Volunteer Engagement to learn, connect, and create the future of volunteer engagement. The National Summit is an opportunity for current and emerging leaders to [...]