In 2013, Giving DuPage started programs for Nonprofit Executive Directors, where EDs/CEOs could connect, engage and network with peers. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NETWORK is a quarterly leadership program for EDs to share their best practices, find solutions to common challenges and collaborate with an ED-exclusive audience.

To attend the quarterly the ED Network meetings, you must be an Executive Director for a nonprofit organization serving the DuPage region (please no staff, board members or grantors).

Next ProgramDetails
DateWednesday, June 9
Time4:30 to 6:30 pm
(remember business cards & name badge)
LocationTeen Parent Connection Parking Lot – 475 Taft Avenue, Glen Ellyn
TopicSummer Social & Networking
Cost$10 for pizza/snacks (cash only please)
Presenter(s)no presenter


Join us for a very casual “back yard” summer social to connect with our peers. Our good friends at Teen Parent Connection have made their parking lot cozy, complete with tables, chairs and string lights. We’re keeping it casual and ordering pizza. This felt like a safe option, where we can spread out in a larger area, have some privacy and enjoy the outdoors. Parking available at TPC lot and across the street. Giving DuPage will bring water, chips and cookies.

You can bring your favorite beverage, a camping chair (there is seating for 30-40) and plan to pitch in $10 cash for pizza/snacks. You must RSVP to,, so we know how much pizza to order.

Rain back up plan: if there is rain in the forecast, the meeting will be held virtually and a zoom link will be sent the same day.

Safety Information (please read):

  • We are safe to meet outdoors, per ‘Bridge’ Phase guidelines, especially given our expected maximum crowd size (from DuPage County Health Dept).
  • Please remain cautious and do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
  • If you have not been vaccinated, please wear your mask, especially if within 6 feet of others.
  • If there are major changes or serious COVID developments occur, we will go to backup and meet virtually to be safe.

RSVP by June 7 at,. See you on June 9!

Questions? Email, or call 630.407.6458.

2020 Schedule:   

  • Q1 – March 1 @ 3:30 pm – Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
  • Q2 – June 9 @ 4:00 pm – outdoor in-person social & networking meeting
  • Q3 – August 31 @ 8:00 am – topic & location TBD
  • Q4 – November 4 – ‘Give Thanks’ Social Hour @ 4:30 pm

Presentations for the ED Network are provided by guest speakers on topics such as HR Issues & Trends, Digital Marketing, Legal Updates and Financial Health of Nonprofit Organizations. Topic suggestions for future programs are welcome and please contact Giving DuPage if you are an Executive Director interested in joining this group.

This programming is made possible with generous support from Paul Gregory Media, Comcast and Dugan & Lopatka. We are tremendously grateful for their support of our local nonprofit community and this leadership series.