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Training Events

Workshops about the Philanthropy Collection
Join our librarians for hands-on sessions designed to help you explore the resources of the Philanthropy Collection. Most sessions are scheduled in the Library in SRC 3104.

Forefront Workshops
Forefront's (formerly known as Donors Forum) workshops and webinars provide nonprofit staff, trustees, and volunteers with the opportunity to learn, provide, and practice strategies for fundraising, management, evaluation, governance, and leadership; increase and strengthen the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations; interact with colleagues, peers, and grantmakers; and stay up to date with current trends in philanthropic giving.

Free training from Foundation Center
Live, online sessions conducted by Foundation Center staff. New to grantseeking? Start with Introduction to Finding Grants.

NIU Civic Leadership Academy
In 2015, Giving DuPage began its partnership with the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) at Northern Illinois University as a way to introduce Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members to an accredited and nationally-recognized certificate program.Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members have access to discounted course rates as a benefit of being a Giving DuPage partner. Courses are centered on professional development, organizational efficiency, and informed leadership.