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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 #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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Annual Giving Symposium in Naperville and Chicago

NIU Naperville Campus and Chicago 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

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 [...]


Nonprofit Success Workshops at Executive Service Corps of Chicago

Executive Service Corps of Chicago 25 E. Washington, Suite 1500 , Chicago, IL

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 [...]

$75 – $100

Nonprofit Checkup #4 Know Your Numbers: Communicate Your Numbers

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! 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 [...]


Funders Panel – WSPN

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital 26W171 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL

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 [...]

Free for Members

Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo- Women’s Business Development Center

UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL

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. [...]


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 [...]