DCNP is for members, led by members.
A 14-member volunteer Steering Committee serves in an advisory capacity to determine the strategic direction of DCNP. The Steering Committee consists of nonprofit representatives and resource providers to the nonprofit sector.
|Steering Committee Member||Organization Represented|
|DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership|
|Micki Chulick||Retired executive and current board member for multiple nonprofits|
|Michelle Donahoe||Sycamore History Museum|
|Melissa Gallagher||Kishwaukee College—Center for Business Development & Continuing Education|
|Samantha Hathaway||DeKalb Public Library|
Marketing & Membership Chair
|Midwest Museum of Natural History|
|Dawn Littlefield||Kishwaukee United Way|
|Tom Matya||Zea Mays Holdings, LLC|
Research & Advocacy Chair
|Family Service Agency|
|Kristin Miller||Kristin Miller Consulting|
|Alex Nerad||Egyptian Theatre|
|Jill Olson |
Steering Committee Chair and Program Committee Chair
|CASA DeKalb County|
Nonprofit Day Committee Chair
|Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)|
|Alicia Schatteman||Northern Illinois University—Center for NGO Leadership & Development and Department of Public Administration|
|Lynette Spencer||Adventure Works|
The DCNP local steering committee represents the areas art and culture, education, health and human series, advocacy, community development and civic engagement.
The following sub-committees are responsible for making progress toward the implementation of our strategic plan:
Giving Day Committee—coordinates and implements our annual philanthropic day of giving
Governance & Nominating Committee—updates by-laws annually as needed, recruits new committee members, and manages committee transitions
Marketing & Membership Committee—focuses on growing membership, retaining current members, and promoting DCNP
Nonprofit Day Committee—coordinates our annual conference
Program Committee—identifies training opportunities, determines program topics, and evaluates the effectiveness of our programs
Research & Advocacy—identifies knowledge gaps, suggests research to fill these gaps, and organizes advocacy efforts
If you are a DCNP-member and are interested in joining one of our committees, please contact us.