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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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Board of Directors Development

Chamber630 Butterfield Office 2001 Butterfield Road Office, Suite 105 , Downers Grove, IL

NFP Network - Board Development - featuring Wallace Long of Continuing Education Productions For more information and to REGISTER, visit: Chamber630

Free

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 […]

$30

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

Executive Director Nuts & Bolts

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! HAVE YOU REACHED YOUR FULL POTENTIAL AS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR? There is an upcoming FULL DAY WORKSHOP - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30TH AT 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 101 NUTS & BOLTS: [...]

$66

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 […]

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