Nonprofit Events Archive

The Volunteer Center Invites Nonprofits to a FREE Training Program: “The Basics of Board Governance” on June 15th

Please join the VC and your fellow nonprofit officers and directors at a training program on the fundamentals of nonprofit board governance on Wednesday, June 15th, at Skokie School in Winnetka. CPA Nancy Gonsiorek will share her more than 25 years’ experience as a consultant to nonprofit clients specializing in the fiduciary and legal responsibilities of the board, and the pillars of good board governance. Continue reading to learn more — and to register for this NO-FEE training event.


Volunteers Needed for Community-Wide Document Shredding Event Saturday, November 13th

The Volunteer Center and New Trier Township are sponsoring a free community-wide Shredding and Document Destruction Event on Saturday, November 13th from 8:30am-11:30am in the parking lot of Regina Dominican High School, at 701 Locust Street in Wilmette. This safe, contactless, drive-through event is a great opportunity to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft by destroying financial and other private documents before you dispose of them. We are looking for volunteers to help unload documents from donor’s cars and loading them into the shredding truck. Continue Reading for more information or to volunteer.


2019-2020 Networking and Training Events for VC Nonprofit Partners

Planning is underway for this year’s Nonprofit training and networking events  — and there are more to come!  We’ll be tackling some important topics with this year’s programs, so you won’t want to miss these informative sessions that also offer a great opportunity to connect — and share ideas — with other Nonprofit professionals.  Watch this website for more details to come.


An Engaged Group of Nonprofits Participated in a Thought-Provoking Workshop on the Challenges of Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Over Lunch at the Winnetka Community House

Recruiting and retaining great volunteers is a challenge for all Nonprofits today. This lively discussion was a terrific opportunity to learn some current best practices for finding, training, and retaining valuable volunteers. The conversation was lead by Volunteer Center Executive Director Barb Tubekis, Tricia Luzadder of JJ’s List/Search, Inc., and Ann Healing of Breakthrough. In addition to discussing how to maximize the productivity of volunteers — and how to turn them into community PR machines — attendees also learned about the benefits of utilizing individuals with disabilities in their volunteer programs. This was just one of the Nonprofit Workshops we hosted last year — but watch this website for announcements of our 2018-2019 schedule of Workshops and Networking Events, coming this Fall.


VC Hosts a Successful Training and Networking Event for Nonprofit Partners and Supporters

The Volunteer Center was proud to host a stellar group of Nonprofit Executive Directors and Board Officers at a thought-provoking and informative Board Development/Recruitment Training Program, presented by Executive Service Corps Professionals Mike Christ and Michael A. Snipes, on June 10th at Avli Estiatorio in Winnetka. Attendees enjoyed a lively discussion about some of the biggest challenges facing nonprofits today and shared ideas — while they sampled exceptionally delicious menu items from Avli’s new cafe, Avli Rotisserie. Pictured above, from left to right: Mike Christ, ESC Presenter; Barb Tubekis, VC Executive Director; Rachelle Jervis, CEO/President of ESC; Mike Snipes, ESC Presenter. For complete bios of the presenters, and to see photos from the event, Read More.


Over 250 Nonprofits Attended “Powerful Partnerships With Today’s Volunteers” Featuring Renowned Speaker Betty Stallings

The Volunteer Center was a proud partner of Giving DuPage’s workshop on Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management Strategies on Wednesday, October 28, led by internationally-recognized consultant and author Betty Stallings. The room was filled with nonprofits looking for ways to more effectively recruit and manage volunteers — and do some networking while they were at it!


Volunteer Center Hosts Screen Break Week Activity in support of Orphans of the Storm

The Volunteer Center sponsored a Screen Break Week event in support of our nonprofit partners Alliance for Early Childhood and Orphans of the Storm on Thursday, March 10th at Skokie School in Winnetka. It was a great way for the kids to take a break from their screens and experience the fun of volunteering!


Volunteer Center Hosts Successful Fundraising Workshop and Luncheon

Nonprofits who attended the Volunteer Center’s November 30th workshop, “Fundraise Your Way to Success” — featuring fundraising consultant Nike B. Whitcomb as guest speaker — exchanged ideas and learned valuable new fundraising techniques.

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