Nonprofit Leader Training for Central Illinois

Local leaders partner to provide training for nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers.

Eileen Setti – Ruby & Associates – 309/339-9635
Mark Roberts – Community Foundation of Central Illinois – 309/674-8730
Chuck Weaver – Leaders Change Peoria – 309/360-4779

Local leaders are partnering again to provide training for nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers. “The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Business” is an ongoing series of continuing education opportunities for nonprofit leaders in central Illinois. Each session offers a different topic that relates to a specific aspect of nonprofit management and administration. Target audiences will change as topics will relate to board, staff, volunteers or managers.

The second session, “Navigating Legal Issues in the Nonprofit Sector” will be held on January 14th, 2013 in the auditorium of the Peoria Public Library located in downtown Peoria , IL from 1:00 – 4:00PM. Nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs, staff and board members are invited to attend. There is no cost for this training, but registration is required. To register, visit and click on “The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Business Series” link under “Quick Links.”

Local experts presenting: John Sahn, of counsel at Scully, Sudow, White & Fredrick on “Law and Trends Pertaining to Nonprofits” and Clete Winkelmann, President and CEO of Children’s Home Association of Illinois on “Proactively Managing Your Nonprofit and Promoting Excellence and Compliance.” Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and network in small groups. There will also be a speaker question and answer section.

“The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Business” is a collaborative effort designed to impact the nonprofit sector by offering quality training on issues relevant to our community. Each session includes a focused discussion concerning the central Illinois nonprofit sector as a whole. The intent is to create an open dialogue within the sector in a neutral setting. Therefore, professionals and nonprofits will not only benefit from the training content, but have the opportunity to network and more importantly to participate in an organized dialogue about our community.

The first training in the “Fundamentals of Nonprofit Business” series was held on October 10th, 2012. 100 nonprofit professionals attended this inaugural event. The topic was “How to be an Effective Board Leader” and speakers included:

· Bill Cirone, President and CEO of Federal Warehouse Company – “The Nonprofit Thriving in the World of Business”
· Chris Monroe, CEO and Founder of CPS – “Staying on Course-Making Your Vision Your Reality”
· Mark Spenny, President and CEO of CEFCU – “Creating a Dynamic Board-Recruit, Orient and Putting to Work”
· Eileen Setti, Partner at Ruby & Associates – “Governance and the Care and Feeding of the Executive Director”

“The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Business” is organized through the efforts of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Chuck Weaver and Leaders Change Peoria and local nonprofit consultants, Ruby & Associates. The January training, “Navigating Legal Issues in the Nonprofit Sector” is partially underwritten by a generous contribution from Bill Cirone of Federal warehouse Company.

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois manages a fiscal account for any contributions given to the project. Designate gifts to “The Fundamentals of Nonprofit Business.”

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