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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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Ensure Organizational Leadership: Succession Planning for All

North Park University 3225 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Hosted at North Park University, Chicago, IL About this Session: The most valuable asset of a nonprofit organization is its executive director/chief executive officer; a critical function of the governing board of an organization is the hiring and monitoring of its ED/CEO.  The board is obligated to ensure leadership continuity, and the ED/CEO should likewise […]


The FootPRINT Fund – Marketing Communications Grant

Several years ago, Allegra in Schaumburg launched its FootPRINT Fund, which awards marketing communications and print services, through Allegra in Schaumburg, to select applicant nonprofit organizations to help enhance their image, expand their services and extend their marketing communications and printing budgets. Details and application can be found at The FootPRINT Fund. The application deadline […]

When Volunteers are More Valuable than Money

North Park University 3225 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL

Hosted at North Park University, Chicago, IL About this Session:  For many nonprofits, the offer from a volunteer to help on a website, look at a budget, or provide database support is a double-edged sword. Help is nice, but the wrong help on these critical infrastructure challenges is doubly costly as a nonprofit must find […]



Know an impactful youth mentoring program or an awesome mentor/mentee that made a difference? The Illinois Mentoring Partnership is hosting the statewide 2017 IMPACT Awards recognition event to honor companies, organizations, and key individuals who are making a difference through mentoring. Apply Today! Questions? Contact Taylor Gendel at [email protected] or call 312.516.5571 Application Deadline - December 12, 2016

Joymakers Challenge – generationOn

The holiday season can be a time where kids and teens have receiving on their mind, but the holidays are a great time to help them understand the joy of giving. Kids and teens across the country are developing kindness and compassion through giving back, and the Joy Maker Challenge makes it easy to get involved! […]

Introduction to Prospect Research: Finding Grants

Forefront Large Conference Room 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago, IL

At this free orientation, you will receive an introduction to Forefront Library, prospect research, and resources that support finding grants. Learn how to craft search queries with the assistance of our librarians. The workshop will provide a brief overview of the Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look […]


Planning Ahead: Charting Your Career Path to Best Benefit You and Your Organization

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage 222 E. Willow Ave., Wheaton, IL

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 […]

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Secrets to Fundraising Success with Individual Donors

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 […]


Volunteer Management 101

Forefront Large Conference Room 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago, IL

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 […]

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