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
DateTuesday, August 31, 2021
Time8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – program
9:00 to 9:30 a.m. – networking (optional)
LocationVirtual – link will be sent only to RSVP ‘yes’ attendees
TopicThe 411 on
Presenter(s)Tariq Khondker, Senior Research Coordinator, HMIS & Julie Burdick, HMIS Manager, DuPage County


DuPage CRIS is a website every Executive Director would benefit from learning more about and this program explains why! There will be a summary of CRIS and answer all your questions. You will learn….

  • What does CRIS mean?
  • How/when/why it was started?
  • How does DuPage CRIS benefit our community?
  • How many people use the CRIS site? (yep, real analytics/data)
  • How is it integrated with Impact DuPage?
  • a quick tutorial on how to manage your nonprofit account
  • AND Why is it important for every Executive Director to know?

As a reminder, only Executive Directors may attend (please no staff, boards or granting bodies may attend).

To receive zoom link, RSVP by Aug 30 at,. See you virtually on Aug 31!

Questions? Email, or call 630.407.6458.

2021 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 – The 411 on (virtual)
  • Q4 – November 4 – ‘Give Thanks’ Social Hour @ 4:30 pm
  • 2022 Q1 – Feb 2022 – Servant Leadership

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.