Board Member Essentials
Prepare to be an educated and impactful board member. Know your legal responsibilities, understand the importance of an effective board and learn what distinguishes an outstanding board from an average board. At the end of this interactive class, know what questions to ask before you join a board and gain a deeper understanding of how your service as a board member impacts your community.

Wednesday, March 6
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BSPSI-0200-001, $95
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Fundraising Essentials
Effective fundraising is key to the success of every non-profit organization, and leading non-profits take a strategic approach to create sustainable, manageable campaigns and events. This class will review the basics of fundraising – including the 'Three Cs', types of fundraising, and identifying and cultivating donor prospects; explore the differences between philanthropy and sponsorship; discuss how to select and leverage Board members; examine current trends, such as digital (online) fundraising; and delve into managing and tracking fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BSPSI-0210-001, $95
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Effectively Communicating Your Mission
Communications and marketing are necessary for raising awareness about an organization and its mission. Effective communication promotes your mission and connect you with your constituents, funders and other stakeholders, has measurable outcomes and is sustainable. In this session, you will create a communication plan for your organization by: Identifying key stakeholders and their communication needs, creating key messages, choosing the most impactful communication channels/vehicles and determining measurable outcomes (ROI).

Friday, March 16
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BSPSI-0220-001, $125
On campus in Glen Ellyn


Contact Information

Business Solutions
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2770
Fax: (630) 942-3785