In 2015, Giving DuPage began its partnership with the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) at Northern Illinois University as a way to introduce Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members to an accredited and nationally-recognized certificate program.
Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members have access to discounted course rates as a benefit of being a Giving DuPage partner. Courses are centered on professional development, organizational efficiency, and informed leadership.
Discover why over 615 nonprofit professionals have participated in the NIU-CLA courses, with many of them pursuing nonprofit certification. We are excited to share the 2020-21 course schedule – all virtual classes. Please visit the CLA site for these useful links:
- Courses must have a minimum of 20 attendees, otherwise course will be rescheduled or canceled. Please register early, if you plan to attend. Attendees will be notified of cancellations as soon as possible by NIU staff.
- Refund/Cancellation Policy – cancellation requests received at least 7 days prior to the course date. The $5 registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, otherwise the attendee will be reimbursed for cancellations received in advance of 7-day window.
- Discounted Course Rates apply to Giving DuPage members only – please see rate table below for current costs