Phone 815-344-GIVE (4483)

620 Dakota St

Crystal Lake IL 60012

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Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something. ~Author Unknown


Summer Volunteer Management Certificate Program 

This day and a half Volunteer Management Certificate Program is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to increase the impact of your volunteers.


Whether you are managing volunteers in a nonprofit, church, civic group, or a community event/project this training will help. 


Who should attend:

Seasoned volunteer managers, individuals new to the field, individuals considering volunteer management and nonprofit careers


Workshop details:

July 21: 7:30 to 8 AM: Check-in, breakfast, and Networking, Class 8AM to 5PM (lunch is on us!)

July 22: 7:30 to 8 AM: Check-in, breakfast, and Networking, Class 8AM to 12:30PM

Participants completing the day and half training will receive a Certificate of Completion

Registration Fees

  • Silver and Sponsor Fee: $144
  • Regular Fee: $180

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First Fridays Focus on Finding Funding 

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September 2 - 10 am to noon - No fee (August is filled)

Attend an “Introduction to Finding Grants” and learn to use The Foundation Center Online Directory and Grantspace.  This will be a small group training session.  Space is limited to 4.

  • Learn how to conduct an online grant search. 
  • Find out where to look online to view sample documents
  • Sign up to receive email alerts on new RFPs
  • Receive individual assistance 

Volunteer Center McHenry County is a Funding Information Network Partner and your nearest nonprofit resource center providing free funding information.

Grant Writing Series 


September 14 through October 19

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Are Your Grant Writing Skills Getting You the Dollars Needed?

This series is taught from the funder's perspective, teaching the finer points of grant writing, enabling a proposal or application to be more competitive. Classes are hands-on experiences that include creating user-friendly templates, building a case for support, identifying goals and objectives, and developing measurement matrix.  Ask questions and get real answers from a panel of funders during session three. 

This workshop is appropriate for the beginner to intermediate level grant writer as well as those interested in the field.

  • Series of Six Sessions - $96, nonmember $120

  • Individual Sessions - $20, nonmember $25

A Certificate of Completion is available to students who attend and complete all assignments during the workshop.  




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Visit the Center to search for grants and scholarships. Drop in hours are 9 to 3 Monday through Thursday.
Call 815-344-4483.

Our workshops and trainings bring to light best practices and include a myriad of topics to help nonprofit organizations look to the future.  Click for information