DCNP is for members, led by members.
A 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|
|Jesse Butz||Sycamore Library|
|Micki Chulick||Retired executive and current board member for multiple nonprofits|
Steering Committee Chair, Giving Day Committee
Chair, Governance & Nominating Committee Chair
|Sycamore History Museum|
|Chris Einolf||Northern Illinois University – Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies|
|Samantha Hathaway||DeKalb Public Library|
Marketing & Membership Committee Chair
|Nonprofit volunteer and advocate|
|LaCretia Konan||Kishwaukee College – Workforce and Community Education|
|Paul LaLonde||Voluntary Action Center|
Program Committee Chair
|Kishwaukee United Way|
|Tom Matya||Zea Mays Holdings, LLC|
|Kristin Miller||Northern Illinois University Foundation|
|Alex Nerad||Egyptian Theatre|
Steering Committee Vice-Chair, Nonprofit Day
|Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)|
|Lynette Spencer||Adventure Works|
The DCNP Steering Committee represents the areas of art and culture, education, health and human services, 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 bylaws 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 Ad Hoc Committee—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.