Please join other Nonprofit Directors, Fundraisers, Development Chairs and Board Members on May 24th from 8:30-10am for a Panel Discussion & Breakfast sponsored by the Volunteer Center, featuring two seasoned development and fundraising professionals. They’ll share successful fundraising strategies and programs — and you’ll have the opportunity to network and share ideas with other nonprofit leaders. To learn more about the program and presenters — and to REGISTER — Continue Reading below.
The Volunteer Center invites all Nonprofit Executive Directors, Communications Managers and Development Chairs to a results-based workshop addressing all of your questions about social media and Meta Lead by global brand professional Mack Reynolds, we’ll be exploring questions like “How can I build an active online community?”, “How can social…
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.
The Volunteer Center is joining with New Trier Township and Regina Dominican High School to sponsor a free community-wide document shredding and disposal event this Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am-11:30am at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette. We need volunteers! Come to help — and bring your documents to shred with you! Find more details here.
Any nonprofit looking to grow its large donor base cannot afford to miss this game-changing training program. Register Today! The Volunteer Center and the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce invite you to a luncheon and a results-based program lead by Sherry Quam Taylor, President of Quam Taylor LLC. Sherry teaches nonprofit…
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
In response to increased demand,eAngel has launched a new website and is welcoming both new and old Nonprofit partners back at no charge. Learn more here about how your Nonprofit can benefit from this partnership.
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!
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!
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.