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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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March 2016 Luncheon Speaker – Jack Kaplan, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL

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 [...]


State of Illinois Budget

Elgin Community College, Building E Dining Room 1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL

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 [...]


Reverse Engineering Charitable Gifts from Uncharitable Clients: Helping Advisers Help You

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 [...]


Ask the Lawyer: Compensation for Executives and Other Things You Want to Know

Northern Illinois Food Bank 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL

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, [...]

Free – $20

Panel on National Service in 2016

Hanover Park Village Hall 2121 W Lake St, Hanover Park, IL

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 [...]

Hasbro Community Action Hero

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 […]

Forefront’s 42nd Annual Luncheon

Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

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 […]


35th Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations

Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 W Adams St,, Chicago, IL

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 […]


2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service

Cobo Center 1 Washington Blvd. , Detroit, MI

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 […]

$375 – $800

Identify and Activate Your Best Brand Advocacy Assets

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 […]