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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Inspired by your feedback, AFP Chicago is proud to announce a new pilot educational program...Annual Giving Symposium on June 14, 2016 or June 16, 2016. 1/2 Day Program with two days and two locations to choose from! Learn more about the: Donor's giving journey Creating relevant content and context to better engage donors Integrating online and offline [...]Find out more
Executive Service Corps (ESC) of Chicago is pleased to announce they are hosting nonprofit success workshops that are now open to the public. Facilitated by ESC's nonprofit specialists, these half-day interactive workshops are designed for board members and senior nonprofit executives to further develop their organization with best practices and current trends. View the Leadership Transitions Workshops [...]Find out more
Giving DuPage has partnered with the NIU Civic Leadership Academy to offer classes covering relevant nonprofit governance topics, taught by world-class educators from NIU! If you are managing your human resources, your financial efficiency and showing significant impact, how do you communicate those messages? Are you utilizing print and digital forms of communications effectively? Are you [...]Find out more
Join WSPN for a panel of area funders who will tell us about their foundations in general and their grant programs in particular. What burning questions do you need answered regarding grants and foundations? This program will be highly interactive in nature and encourage open dialogue between panelists and attendees. Learn first-hand from the experts how [...]Find out more
Now more than ever, early childhood education entrepreneurs are seeking professional development opportunities to stay ahead in the ever-changing business environment and to gain real-world strategies for their enterprises. The Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo (ECE3) offers state-of-the-art and industry-specific business guidance and resources through inspiring general sessions, dynamic workshops, and a robust exhibit hall. [...]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
Social media presents a great chance for you to connect and engage with prospects, customers, and fans. But with that opportunity comes some real risks that need to be effectively managed. So we’re hosting a webinar to show you the steps you can take to reduce social media risks—including dangers such as impersonator accounts and [...]Find out more
Giving DuPage – in partnership with Lisle Savings Bank & the West Suburban Philanthropic Network – invites you to ‘How the Community Reinvestment Act Benefits Your Nonprofit Organization,‘ program on August 17. Details: Banking institutions are required to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which encourages banks to meet the credit needs of the [...]Find out more
The Axelson Center offers a series of workshops each fall and spring, providing you with an opportunity to connect with knowledgeable experts and network with colleagues from across the sector. Whether you’re a program manager at an arts organization, a financial manager at a social services organization, an executive director at an education-based nonprofit, a [...]Find out more