People laughing in a meeting


College of DuPage is your nonprofit partner in education. We provide courses that will help you quickly learn strategies to raise funds for your organization, effectively communicate your mission and vision, and enable your board members to become effective at growing your nonprofit. College of DuPage library is home to the largest Philanthropy collection in Illinois.  

Fundraising Essentials

Successful non-profits take a strategic and comprehensive approach to create and maintain their fundraising efforts. Explore developing a culture of fundraising, identifying potential funding sources, and developing relationships with potential donors. Make your case, organize fundraising work, and emphasize cultivating individuals. Implement your plans with evaluation strategies.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BSPSI-0210-001, $95
On campus in Glen Ellyn

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, Oct. 14, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BSPSI-0200-011, $95
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2561

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).

Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
BSPSI-0220-001, $129
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2525

To Register call (630) 942-2208 or Register Online at

Request More Information

Contact Information

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