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@example.com 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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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 [...]Find out more
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 [...]Find out more
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 [...]Find out more
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 [...]Find out more
Learn the basic skills needed to write a grant proposal tailored to the needs of a grant funder. Topics will include how to source a grant funder, understand their goals and tailor your proposal to meet them. This is a three session course with the opportunity to meet with the instructor for individual follow up [...]Find out more
Facebook Live is taking the newsfeed by storm! This (relatively) new live broadcasting feature lets any person, brand, or nonprofit live-stream events, reveals, celebrations, and more. Webinar participants will get the following takeaways: How to pick the best topic for your first broadcast Examples of creative Facebook broadcasts from other nonprofits How to promote your [...]Find out more
More and more nonprofits seem to be struggling with how to organize communications in looking at a full brand review versus specific programs or initiatives, which are often considered "sub-brands". How should you visually represent the new program you're rolling out--does it get its own logo or use your main one? What should you do [...]Find out more
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 [...]Find out more
Need a break? Join fellow WSPN-ers for cocktail hour! Come meet some great people, while enjoying appetizers and your first drink on us. This event never disappoints! This is a complimentary event to active WSPN member, there is a $10 charge for Guests.Find out more
Registration Required Topic: Tax and Legislative Update Speaker: Terry Cicero, CPA, CFP® Description: The enactment of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brought about sweeping changes to our Tax Code not seen in more than 30 years. One year later we review the new law and the IRS guidance since then. Emphasis of discussion will be center on tax benefits [...]Find out more