Training, Events & Programming

Training, Events & Programming

DCNP offers a variety of ways to get involved in our nonprofit community. No matter if you’re a volunteer, a board member, a finance director, or a member of the general public—if you’re passionate about nonprofit organizations then we have you covered.

Questions about our Trainings, Events & Programs? Please contact us.

Board Excellence Program

Reserved for DCNP-member nonprofits, this program offers a $100 incentive to organizations whose board members attend at least five designated Board Excellence trainings throughout the year. Read more.

Collaborative Trainings: Civic Leadership Academy and NGOLD Breakfast Series

All DCNP-members—including nonprofit, individual, corporate, and governmental members—qualify for reduced registration rates when attending Civic Leadership Academy trainings. Plus, DCNP-members are invited to attend NGOLD Breakfast Series trainings offered throughout the Northern Illinois University academic year. Read more.

DCNP-NGOLD Internship Program

Every academic semester approximately 18 DCNP-members host undergraduate interns from Northern Illinois University. Students receive a stipend along with invaluable experience and nonprofits benefit from 120 service hours from each intern. Read more.

DCNP Professional Development Micro-Grant Program

This program offers small grants to DCNP-member nonprofits to cover expenses related to professional development for their staff, board members, and volunteers. Read more.

Leadership Brown Bag Lunch

Executive-level nonprofit leaders are invited to bring a lunch and gather on a monthly basis for informal discussion about timely topics and excellent networking. Read more.

Give DeKalb County

DCNP-member 501c3 nonprofits can participate in an annual giving day that raises unrestricted funds and encourages philanthropy in DeKalb County. Read more.

Nonprofit Day

Our annual conference is open to DCNP-members and the general public. Hosted each year in July, Nonprofit Day features a keynote speaker, concurrent breakout sessions, a vendor fair, catered lunch, networking opportunities, and a closing reception. Read more.