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DCNP Sponsored Events

Upcoming DCNP Events

NGOLD Breakfast Series
 December 10th, 8:30am
Northern Illinois University

December 10th -- Graduating seniors from NIU's Community Leadership and Civic Engagement program will present their Capstone Papers

Contact ngoldcenter@niu.edu to RSVP

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Executive Director Brown Bag Roundtables
The 3rd Tuesday of every month
12:00 - 1:00 pm
DeKalb County Community Foundation Freight Room

An executive director (or head of organization) event ONLY.  Bring your lunch to discuss timely topics with other EDs in the area.

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501(c)(3) 101~
December 17, 2014, 8:00-9:30am
Presenter: Carme Gregory, H&R Blcok
Get the facts and deadlines on what to file and when to maintain 501(c)(3) status for your organization.  Also discover what city ordinances may affect your fundraisers and programs.

Register NOW!

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Grant Writing 101
January 21, 2015, 1:00-2:30pm
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room
Presented by: Evelina Cichy

Discover the basics and best practices of writing grant applications.

Register NOW!

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The Essential Elements of a Great Nonprofit Board (Repeated from Fall 2014)~
January 29, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room 
Presented by:Nancy Castle, Director of The Center for NGO Leadership & Development at NIU

Register NOW!

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Hands on Etiquette (A) - Business Dinner ~
February 11, 2015, Time TBD
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room
Presented by: Liz Bockman, Kishwaukee College
Dinner by: KEC Culinary Arts Program

Learn the proper etiquette to use at a business dinner and some helpful conversation tips.

Register NOW! (A fee to cover the cost of dinner is currently being determined and will be invoiced to your registration e-mail)

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Anxiety in the Workplace
February 26, 2015, 9:00-10:30am
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room
Presented by: Gretchen Ahrens, NIU MPA Student & DCNP Intern

Learn the difference between stress and anxiety, identify symptoms, and acquire tools to reduce anxiety in your workplace for yourself and your coworkers.

Register NOW!

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Documents on the Shelf~
March 10, 2015, Time TBD
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room
Panel: Kayte Hamel (Kishwaukee College), Dawn Littlefield (Kishwaukee United Way), Jill Olson (CASA), and Susan Petersen (4-C)

Do you have bylaws, a marketing plan, or employee manual collecting dust on your shelf?  It is time to dust them off!  Learn the best practices of updating these documents and how to use them in a practical way in your organization.

Register NOW! 

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Parliamentary Procedure~
April 2, 2015, 9:00am
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room
Presented by: Ferald Bryan, NIU

Learn the rules of parliamentary procedure (Roberts Rules) and how it can boost the efficiency and consistency of your meetings. 

Register NOW!

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Mission Drift~
May 21, 2015, 8:00am
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Freight Room
Presented by: Dr. Alicia Schatteman, NIU - NGOLD and MPA Faculty

Discover the dangers of mission drift, how to avoid it, and how to address it if the problem arises.

Register NOW!

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Give Local DeKalb County*
May 5, 2015
Virtual
After the success of last year's Give Local DeKalb County, we are facilitating another online day of giving!  More information coming soon. 




*DCNP Members Only Event
~Qualified Board Training


Upcoming CLA Events

The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) has a lot of great programs to offer this year! 
Check out their brochure and don't forget to register for the following events:  


Fundraising and Financial Management for Nonprofits, December 3rd, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
NIU Naperville
Presented by: Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University
DCNP Discount Eligible 

Executive Director 101 - Nuts & Bolts, December 10th, 8:30AM - 3:30PM
NIU Hoffman Estates
Presented by: Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University
DCNP Discount Eligible 

Connecting Governance and Mission, January 6th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NIU Naperville
Presented by Eileen Ruby Setti, Partner, Ruby & Associates
DCNP Discount Eligible

Nonprofit Checkup #1 Know your Numbers: People, January 23, 8:30 AM- 12:00PM
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Presented by: Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University 
DCNP Discount Eligible

How to Ask Anyone for Anything, February 17th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NIU Naperville 
Presented by: Nathan Ruby, Partner, and Lisa Ruby, Partner Ruby & Associates
DCNP Discount Eligible 

Nonprofit Checkup #2 Know Your Numbers: Financial Efficiency, February 20th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Presented by: Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University
DCNP Discount Eligible 

Advanced Grant Writing, March 3rd, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Presented by: Robert Marovich, Associate Ruby & Associates


 Nonprofit Checkup #3 Know Your Numbers: Program Effectiveness, March 13th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Presented by: Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University
DCNP Discount Eligible

Board Recruitment - Board Impact by Design, March 24th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NIU Naperville
Presented by: Stacy French Reynolds, Anchor Advisors, Ltd. and Tracy Rogers, Center for Governmental Studies
DCNP Discount Eligible


 


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