60 Nonprofits Attended Our Recent “Meet Your Press” Panel Discussion on March 21st — and Left With Some Great Ideas
Nonprofits looking for new ways to get noticed by the press came together at our 2018 “Meet Your Press” continental breakfast and panel discussion. This interactive discussion was lead by local news professionals from N.E. Metro Chicago print and digital, daily and weekly papers, magazines and social media outlets. Attendees received tips for writing effective press releases, pitching a story, getting your story noticed and the kind of content each media is most interested in. It was a “can’t miss” opportunity to talk to the press — and to network with other local Nonprofits. Stay tuned for information about our next Nonprofit Events coming up this Spring — “Managing Volunteers” and “Successful Fundraising Strategies”.
The Volunteer Center is Looking to Grow Its Board
Do you have skills you’d like to put to work to make a difference? Then we need you! We’re currently seeking Board members in a variety of different roles, including marketing, communications, fundraising, project management, event planning, and finance and accounting. Continue Reading for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.