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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Fox West Philanthropic Network hosts the program feature - "State of Illinois Budget" being presented by Jack Kaplan of the United Way of Illinois. Thursday, March 10, 2016 starting at 11:30 A.M. and ending around 1 P.M. The meeting fee is $25 per person which includes lunch and is payable at the door. RSVP your attendance plans [...]Find out more
Join Fox West Philanthropy Network for its quarterly luncheon to network and hear from our speaker, Jack Kaplan, as he discusses how the state got to this point and how it has affected human service agencies and their delivery of programs/services. Mr. Kaplan will also highlight the results from the third United Way of Illinois [...]Find out more
Please join the Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council as Raymond C. Odom, senior vice president and director of wealth transfer strategies for The Northern Trust, presents a compelling methodology for framing conversations with affluent prospective donors who have previously had little or no charitable intent. For those tired of asking the same old donors to [...]Find out more
Join WSPN as they look at the special legal obligations that apply to 501(c)(3) organizations when setting executive compensation and contracting with “insiders.” They will also review other 501(c)(3)-specific issues including Form 990 reporting and limitations on lobbying and political activities. Finally, get a refresher on creating and maintaining good records. For more information and to REGISTER, [...]Find out more
Join Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and several local service organizations for a panel discussion on the state of volunteer service in 2016. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the local and national service providers about how to get involved in your community. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth at [...]Find out more
generationOn has teamed up with Hasbro to celebrate kids and teens between 5 and 18 years of age who are making an impact in their local or global communities. The Hasbro Community Action Hero Award recognizes outstanding young volunteers whose service achievements have demonstrated the qualities of a hero - kindness, courage and leadership. Young [...]Find out more
Register now for Forefront's 42nd Annual Luncheon, the premier gathering of those involved in the social impact sector in Illinois. At the Luncheon, they will honor Donald A. Cooke's many contributions to both the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in Chicago. Don is currently Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Chair of [...]Find out more
You will have personal access to nationally recognized experts in the not-for-profit field who provide a comprehensive update on the cutting-edge legal, legislative, and policy developments that impact non-profit organizational planning. Concentrated succinctly into a one-day conference, get hands-on practical knowledge, 6.75 hours of CLE credit and 8.0 hours of CPE credit. Location: Chicago-Kent College [...]Find out more
Conference Dates Monday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 The 2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service, the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world. As the 2016 Conference Host City, Detroit is a shining example of how social innovation, cross-sector collaboration and citizen engagement can drive change. What [...]Find out more
This month, BRAD FITCH from the CONGRESSIONAL MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION and Blackbaud’s own Rachel Simon will discuss how to IDENTIFY AND ACTIVATE YOUR BEST ADVOCACY ASSETS. You’ll learn how to: •Identify the advocacy pressure points of your congressional target •Develop a map of potential allies who can apply that pressure •Create a plan to mobilize those [...]Find out more