Phone 815-344-GIVE (4483)

620 Dakota St

Crystal Lake IL 60012

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Boot Camp for Board Members: Stronger Boards for Today's Nonprofits 

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  • October 15, 8AM to 4PM
  • Light continental breakfast and lunch will be served

Develop your organization’s leadership by learning what is needed to ensure a strong future. Take hold of your board role, understand what you are legally responsible for, and strengthen your ability to provide direction.

Presented by experienced nonprofit leaders, each session will include a unique combination of case studies, lectures and peer learning opportunities to provide you with best practices and proven strategies.

Monday Media Series 

Click to Register First and Third Mondays 9 to 10:30AM

Join other nonprofits and learn how to increase your capacity through Facebook. Jack Bechaud, President of The Social Networker, will take us through a 7 months series. We will meet the first and third Mondays from 9 to 10:30AM at Volunteer Center McHenry County. Those that complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. Begins October 3


Participating Human Race agencies: Free - Also by completing this course you are eligible to receive a trained volunteer that will help you 3 hours per week, with social media, for six months following the training. Your agency is also eligible for a $200 prize associated with the Human Race!

Organizations and individuals not associated with a participating Human Race agency: $100

Volunteers making a 6 month commitment following the 7 month social media course: Free

Volunteer Management Network Group

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Don’t Go It Alone! Invest in yourself by connecting with a network of resourceful McHenry County Volunteer Managers.  Share your skills, ask questions, give advice, find a new tool – it’s really up to you as to what you get out of the network. Monthly beginning Sept 15

Fundraising - Engage Corporations and Other Community Partners 

To Register October 14 9 to 11:30AM

Discover how to expand your fundraising abilities by engaging corporations, schools, and other community partners. Taught by Ruby and Associates, a catalyst strengthening nonprofit organizations.

Participating Human Race agencies that attend this class are eligible to win a special $200 prize in the Human Race. These agencies are also eligible to receive a trained volunteer to help them with their Human Race fundraising. 

Registration fees:

Participating Human Race Agencies: FREE 

Regular fee: $25

Volunteer fee: If you are committed to help a participating Human Race agency with their race fundraising: FREE 

Click here to learn about Ruby and Associates

First Fridays Focus on Finding Funding 

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October 7 from 10AM  to Noon

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.



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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