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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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ILCHF Innovation and Collaboration Tour – Grant Opportunity

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook 1909 Spring Road, Oakbrook, IL

The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) is seeking innovative and collaborative approaches to address children's healthcare issues and will be awarding grants ranging from $10K-$100K in three Illinois regions. The DuPage Foundation has joined the ILCHF as well as other local funders to co-host an Innovation and Collaboration Tour Stop on Friday, September 23 from […]

DuPage Bar Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Giving DuPage shares this grant opportunity from the DuPage Bar Foundation (DBF). The invitation is extended to 501(c)(3) organizations promoting the administration of justice. The DuPage Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the DuPage County Bar Association, invites the submission of grant applications until October 31, 2016. Applications are available by clicking here, or by visiting DuPage County […]

Generational Differences in the Nonprofit Sector Program

CNP Academy (Chicago) 33 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL

Too often, there is a significant aspect of workplace diversity that is constantly overlooked: generational diversity. It’s time to become an expert on this increasingly popular and compelling topic! Our Generational Differences in the Nonprofit Sector workshop is the perfect place to get started. Presented by Shannon Deamer, Managing Director of Careers In Nonprofits in […]


How the Pros Succeed in Getting Donors and Clients to Yes

Lisle/Naperville Hilton 3003 W. Corporate Drive, Lisle

Closing charitable gifts can often prove challenging for not-for-profits and professional advisors, even when the donor/client possesses the capacity to make the gift and a passion for the opportunity being considered.  Myriad barriers, both practical and emotional can arise.  As such, understanding when and how to leverage technical expertise and emotional intelligence to address these […]

$30 – $45

Donor Communications Plan, Part II – WSPN

The Morton Arboretum Sycamore Room, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

Are you responsible for your organization’s public profile, or are you lacking the team, time or tools to leverage your non-profit organization online? If so, grab a smart device and join us for a digital power training session on marketing your organization the economic and efficient way. Part one in our donor communications plan series […]

2nd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Day | The Art of Securing Planned Gifts: Myth-busting the Magic

Lisle/Naperville Hilton 3003 W. Corporate Drive, Lisle

Please join WSPN for Partners in Philanthropy Day,  second annual program in partnership with the Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council and the SouthWest Suburban Philanthropic Network. This half-day workshop  features nationally-renowned planned giving expert Bryan Clontz, CFP®, CAP®, who will debunk the perceived obstacles to creating and enhancing robust planned giving programs for not-for-profits of all […]


Sleep Out Saturday

Bridge Communities 505 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

Join the estimated 2,000 teens and adults in an outdoor, all-night movement and fundraiser assisting local homeless families: the 13th annual “Sleep Out Saturday”. Approximately 75 sleep-out sites participate throughout DuPage County on church lawns, in school parking lots and in families’ back yards supporting the #HomelessNoMore movement. Participants choose to leave the comforts of […]


#ILGive is an initiative of Forefront. Forefront is Illinois' state membership association of philanthropy, nonprofits, advisors, social enterprises, and other organizations that works to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. Forefront created #ILGive, our local #GivingTuesday campaign, focused on giving specifically in Illinois. #ILGive is an opportunity to highlight […]

2016 Innovation and Collaboration Grant

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) invites responses to the 2016 Innovation & Collaboration Tour grant opportunity.  ILCHF is seeking innovative and collaborative approaches to address the healthcare care needs of children in the Northwest, Southwest and Collar Counties/Suburban Cook County regions of Illinois. Grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be announced in May, 2017.  ILCHF will […]

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference 2016

Chicago Hilton 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

At this year's Nonprofit Storytelling Conference you will learn how to tell better stories across the many aspects of fundraising and donor communications. You'll learn: how to tap into your donor's emotions digital media storytelling major donor storytelling, visual storytelling telling stories at special events You'll also learn the basics of storytelling as well as some […]

$595 – $945
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