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.
Every academic semester approximately 15 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.
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.