In 2015, Giving DuPage began its partnership with Northern Illinois University as a way to introduce Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members to an accredited and nationally-recognized certificate programs. Today, the NIU Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies works in partnership with the NIU Civic Leadership Academy to provide many exciting professional development opportunities.

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 1000 DuPage nonprofit professionals have participated in the NIU courses, with many of them pursuing nonprofit certification. We are excited to share the 2021-22 course schedule – all virtual classes.

IMPORTANT NOTES & CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Register for each course separately
  • Courses must have a minimum of 15 registered 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 made at least 7 days prior to course date – the $5 registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, otherwise the registrant can subsitute another person with written request to [email protected]
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy made less than 7 days prior to course date – will be issued a future credit for another course valid through June 30, 2022.
  • Discounted Course Rates apply to Giving DuPage members only – promo code is ‘GIVINGD’ and please see rate table below for current costs
  • If there are issues with registration, please contact NIU Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies at 815-753-4410 or [email protected]
Read Full Course Descriptions
DATE TIME COURSES – CURRENT YEAR LOCATION GD PROMO/STANDARD RATE
Sept 22, 2021 9:00 – 11:00 am Negotiation Skills for Leaders – Part I webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
Sept 29, 2021 9:00 – 11:00 am Negotiation Skills for Leaders – Part II webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
Oct 20, 2021 9:00 – 11:00 am Grant Writing – Part I webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
Oct 27, 2021 9:00 – 11:00 am Grant Writing – Part II webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
Jan 5, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 am Executive Director Training – Part I webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
Jan 12, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 am Executive Director Training – Part II webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
Mar 16, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 am Budgeting & Understanding Financial Statements webinar $22 promo/$25 standard
June 8, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 am Nonprofit Strategic Planning webinar $22 promo/$25 standard

UPDATE ON LOCATION CONCERNS:
All Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies classes hosted by Giving DuPage this academic year will take place virtually. For safety of attendees, there will be no in-person classes held.

REGISTRATION INFO/RATES:
Participants may register for one or multiple workshops and may register any time during the program year.
Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members are welcome to use our Promo Code ‘GIVINGD’ during registration process to receive discounted rate.

WORKSHOP GIVING DUPAGE
MEMBER RATE
STANDARD RATE
Half – Day $22 $25
Full – Day not offered this year not offered this year

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR NONPROFIT & NGO STUDIES:
The Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies combines different disciplines, theory, and real-life nonprofit practice. Through the Nonprofit and NGO Studies major, minor, and certificate, they offer NIU students with all different talents, passions, and experiences the ability to learn about the nonprofit and NGO worlds and make a difference in their communities. They are supported by and collaborate with nonprofit communities both locally and regionally, and offer our students opportunities to explore diverse service organizations and find their niche in the world.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Giving DuPage at (630) 407-6458 or email [email protected].