DCNP Sponsored Events

Upcoming DCNP Events

Nonprofit Finance and Reporting: What every board member should know~
October 9th, 8:00-9:30am
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Presented by: Molly Lovelock, MBA
Discover the fudiciary responsibilities of board members and how to read the basics on nonprofit financial documents.


NGOLD Breakfast Series
October 15th, November 192th, December 10th, 8:30am
Northern Illinois University
October 15th -- Google+
November 19th -- DeKalb Socioeconomic Trends, Center for Governmental Studies
December 10th -- Graduating seniors from NIU's Community Leadership and Civic Engagement program will present their Capstone Papers

Contact ngoldcenter@niu.edu to RSVP

Campaigns That Drive Action 

October 16, 2014, 10:00am-2:00pm
DeKalb County Community Foundation 
Presenter: Steve Robinson, Constant Contact
Join us to learn about e-mail and newsletter marketing with social engagement.  After a provided lunch, you will have a chance for hands on answers to your questions about e-mail marketing and Constant Contact. This event is co-sponsored by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce!

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Creative Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget
October 21, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: TBA
Presenter: Brian Oster, OC Imageworks
Discover tools your organization can use to market your events and your mission, even on a tight budget!

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Mental Health Awareness
Title TBD
November 12, 2014, 1:00- 2:30pm
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Presenter: Allen Doederlein, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, President

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501(c)(3) 101~
December 3, 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Give Local DeKalb County*
May 5, 2015
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:  

Thursday, August 28, 2014           Prairie State College, Chicago Heights    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Leaders as Change Agents
Presented by John Newton

Thursday, September 11, 2014   Prairie State College, Chicago Heights   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Leadership for Elected Officials
Presented by Greg Smith & Thomas Melody, Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins, Ltd.

TuesdaySeptember 23, 2014                        Naperville, Full Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Strategic Planning - Issue Based and Directed
Presented by Tracy Rogers-Tryba and Sherrie Taylor, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University

Tuesday, September 30, 2014                       Naperville, Half Day 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
But I'm Already Ethical…Why Do I Need To Attend a Workshop on Ethical Leadership?
Presented by Dr. William Mccoy, College of Business, Northern Illinois University



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