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Upcoming events

    • 21 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3S002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn
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    You are invited to join us for an afternoon of celebration as we honor those who have been part of making the nonprofit community in the western suburbs stronger than ever.

    Since 1986, the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN) has been dedicated to working with the area’s nonprofit community.  Each year, WSPN recognizes a number of people, businesses, foundations and organizations that provide so much to sustain and enhance the rich philanthropic environment that is fundamental to the quality of life in the western suburbs.

    This year, WSPN recognizes such individuals and organizations in a variety of categories.  We hope that you will join us in honoring these recipients by attending the 17th Annual WSPN Philanthropy Awards Luncheon.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Registration closes on May 11th!

    Individual and Outstanding Volunteer Tickets - $50 per person

    Sponsorships are available from $500-$5,000.

    TO RECOGNIZE AN OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER: 

    Register with option "A" and when it asks if you're registering any Outstanding Volunteers as guests, click yes.  Then list their names in the box below that in addition to adding them as guests within your registration.

    Important Note: If you are registering any Outstanding Volunteers you must list their names in the given box(s). If those individuals are only added as guests, we have no way of knowing they are an Outstanding Volunteer. 

    Email WSPN Luncheon co-chair, Sarah O'Donnell at sodonnell@tritownymca.org to request an invitation or for more information.

    Click here to learn about becoming a sponsor.

    via phone (630) 407-6458 or email Shefali.trivedi@dupageco.org

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Northern Illinois Food Bank. 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134
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    Are your Board of Directors actively a part of your Fundraising and Philanthropy plans?  Join fellow WSPN members on June 20th for a panel discussion from 3 regional not-for-profit organizations that reflect the small, medium, and large scales of successful board engagement in fundraising ideas and best practices.  This panel will explore the practical approaches to build collective buy in with your board members for small and large fundraising goals, and how to best communicate and track involvement to get the best results. 

    Special Volunteer Opportunity: Please note an additional registration is available to participate in a unique volunteer opportunity supporting the Northern Illinois Food Bank on site immediately following this program. Please consider extending your morning if possible and participating as a food bank volunteer  from 10AM-11:30AM. Click the volunteer registration to learn more. 

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Northern Illinois Food Bank. 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134
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    Share some time with your fellow WSPN members this summer volunteering to help those experiencing food insecurity. Immediately following the June program at Northern Illinois Food Bank members of WSPN are invited to volunteer inside the food bank for an abbreviated volunteer shift. Become more familiar with the NIFB, and get hands on involvement with friends and fellow WSPN members from 10-11:30AM this June and share in the spirit of Philanthropy. 

    Please note, a minimum of 10 members preregistered to volunteer are required to fulfill our shift obligation. Please sign up today!

Past events

18 Apr 2019 The Business Case Behind Building Diverse Teams in the Nonprofit Workplace
08 Apr 2019 Inaugural Food for Thought
21 Mar 2019 Balancing Act: How to Manage, Balance, and Thrive in a Small Organization
21 Feb 2019 Engaging Professional Advisors in the Philanthropic Process
13 Feb 2019 Cocktails & Conversation
17 Jan 2019 Mentoring and Role-Modeling: Why It's a Big Deal for You and Your Organization
27 Nov 2018 WSPN The Happiest Hour
15 Nov 2018 Money in the Middle - Making the Most of Mid-Level Donors
11 Oct 2018 Storytelling Your Way to #GivingTuesday Success
13 Sep 2018 The War for Fundraising Talent and How Small Shops Can Win
12 Jul 2018 WSPN's Summer Social
21 Jun 2018 Funders Panel
19 Apr 2018 Creating an Unforgettable Online Presence Suitable for a Goldfish
15 Mar 2018 Developing Effective Junior Boards
15 Feb 2018 Special Event Bootcamp
18 Jan 2018 Promoting your Nonprofit through Public Relations
07 Dec 2017 WSPN Holiday Gathering
08 Nov 2017 The 3rd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Day
19 Oct 2017 Finding the Dollars in Your Data
21 Sep 2017 The State of Philanthropy: Trends and Perspectives
07 Sep 2017 WSPN After Hours
15 Jun 2017 Funders Panel
23 May 2017 15th Annual West Suburban Philanthropic Network Awards Luncheon
20 Apr 2017 Restructuring for Success: Mission Sustainability through Organizational Restructuring & Strategic Collaborations
16 Mar 2017 Board Development and Engagement
16 Feb 2017 Finding & Working with the “Invisible” Staff Members
19 Jan 2017 Planning Ahead: Charting Your Career Path to Best Benefit You and Your Organization

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