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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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Nonprofit Checkup #2 Know Your Numbers: Financial Efficiency

DuPage County Family Center 422 N. County Farm Road , Wheaton

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! All organizations are concerned with keeping expenses down while growing revenue.  What are the tradeoffs?  Is your organization disciplined when it comes to sticking to realistic budgets?  Are you able to decrease [...]

$45

Non Profit Network April Meeting: Grant Writing

Wheaton Chamber Office, 108 E. Wesley Street We will hear a presentation on Grant Writing from Barbara Abromitis from College of DuPage.  All are welcome! Chair: Anne O'Dell, DuPage Home Ownership Center For more information and to REGISTER, visit: Wheaton Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating Your Milestone Anniversary: Inventive Ways to Increase Visibility and Impact

Robert Crown Center for Health 21 Salt Creek Ln, Hinsdale

Whether you are celebrating your first year of operation or your 100th, milestone anniversaries offer non-profits a useful opportunity to promote your mission and your impact. Because the fact that you are having an anniversary is usually of little interest in itself, it is important to use the anniversary year to highlight a new program, [...]

$20

Grant Writing Class

Cook County Sheriff's Police Training Academy South Suburban College-Business & Career Institute Room 5250 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue , Oakforest, IL

If you're ready to learn how to find and write grants you've come to the right place.  Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.  You do not need to work in the same profession as the host agency. Tuition:  Tuition [...]

$455

Strategic Planning – Issue Based and Directed

DuPage Family Center 422 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL

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! This workshop will be hosted in two parts with the morning session focused on the impact of strategic planning on local government, nonprofits, and corporate industry, and local businesses.  Strategic planning is [...]

$66

Nonprofit Checkup #3 Know Your Numbers: Program Effectiveness

DuPage County Family Center 422 N. County Farm Road , Wheaton

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! The need in the community is great and nonprofit organizations help to solve some of the greatest social problems. How do you know you are meeting those challenges? Can you show the [...]

$45

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 [...]

$125

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 [...]

$260

Benevon Fundraising Model – Fox West Philanthropy Network

Association for Individual Development (AID), 309 West New Indian Trail , Aurora, IL

The program feature will be a panel discussion on the "Benevon Fundraising Model" by Lynn Momberger, Director of Development for the Northern Illinois Girl Scouts and Steve Taylor, CFRE of Taylor Philanthropic Services. The Benevon Fundraising Model was created in Seattle several years ago and is a cultivation/solicitation fundraising model for annual giving campaigns. The [...]

$15