Center for Non-Profit Excellence (NICNE)

The Rockford Area Case Management Initiative (RACM) provides a community-wide approach to deliver individualized, strength-based, and person-centered support services that helps participants achieve specific, self-defined outcomes leading to self-sufficiency. RACM was developed by a planning team of local nonprofits and is given ongoing strategic support by a Steering Committee whose members hail from over a dozen local human service organizations. 

In June 2017 the first large-group RACM training opportunity was held, featuring nationally-recognized case management expert Dr. Beverly Ford. Nearly 120 case managers from over 40 organizations participated in two full days of training, and twelve local case managers and supervisors received an additional day of training in order to prepare them as a team of local trainers. This team will provide ongoing large-group foundational training and has prepared topical training modules.

RACM was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Large-Group Training

Empower People for Change: Making Case Management Work focuses on the foundation principles of Dr. Beverly Ford’s person-centered, outcome-based case management journey to self-sufficiency. The training will change the way you deliver case management by actively engaging participants in setting and achieving THEIR goals. This approach focuses on strengths and moves away from “doing for” participants what they can and should do for themselves. Participants become the lead partner and you are the backup partner. Participants become responsible for change because ultimately they are the only ones who can decide to make change happen. 

Case Managers and Supervisors (or the front-line staff with the relevant job duties at your organization, regardless of title) are encouraged to attend; organizations sending more than 4 staff members only pay for the first 4 ($80 max/organization). Certificate of Completion for attendance will be awarded, and CEUs for social workers are available.

The next large-group training of 2018 will be held April 12. Learn more and register at RACMApril2018.eventbrite.com

Community of Practice

Quarterly events will be held to increase knowledge on specialized topics, share information and best practices for the field of case management in general, and provide an opportunity for networking among local case managers.
Meetings in 2018 (Locations TBA), 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.:

  • March 14, 2018. Featured Topic: Early Childhood Services. RACMCOPMarch2018.eventbrite.com
  • June 13, 2018. Featured Topic: Housing/Homelessness Services.
  • September 12, 2018. Featured Topic: Mental Health Services.
  • December 12, 2018. Featured Topic: Services for People with Disabilities.

Topical Training Modules

Topical training modules will be presented by trainers who are (or have been) case managers themselves and who have received in-depth instruction from case management expert Dr. Beverly Ford. Select from one or more of the following sessions and a trainer will work with a group of case managers at your organization to develop specific skills. 

Topical training modules can be offered to a small group or the full case management staff at your organization, on site at your organization or at another appropriate location of your choosing. Each module will last approximately 2 hours. Training costs $100/module. To schedule a training opportunity at your organization, please contact Jennifer Smith, Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 815.394.4384 or jsmith@rockford.edu

Available Training Modules (click each title to view description):

Department Information

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
Temporary Office Location:

NIU – Rockford
8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108

Mailing Address:
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108
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Director
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 Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a program of Rockford University with generous support from   

United Way of Rock River Valley     Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

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Journey Toward to Self Sufficiency

This module serves as the introduction on how utilizing Making Case Management Work – Empowering People for Change can influence participants to take the journey toward self-sufficiency and achieving their goals. As a Case Manager your strategies should actively promote self-sufficiency.  Self-sufficiency means you want participants to take more ownership and responsibility for their lives. Gain the skills explored in this module because, you cannot just hope self- sufficiency will happen!

What is Case Management?

During this training module participants will learn the philosophy and process of Case Management as developed by Dr. Beverly Ford, which aims to encourage greater self-sufficiency. The training will introduce participants to the major tasks, strategies, techniques and resources case managers can utilize to empower participants to prepare for and manage change. The training will also address the qualities of an effective case manager. The  module will provide a basic overview of case management skills and techniques which will be further developed during future trainings.

Assessment: Where Are We Now?

The process of assessment is done with Participants, not for them. Participants need a clear picture of where they are to determine how to make change happen.  Acquire how to navigate your clients “Now” so that you can influence them to change. 

Arranging Resources: Who Can Help?

Together, you’ve identified the participant’s motivators, completed the assessment process, and built a plan; this module will help you to identify and arrange resources from both the Participant and the Case Manager to support the participant’s plan, and strengthen their motivation to move towards self-sufficiency. You will continue to build a partnership while learning to efficiently and effectively utilize the resources the participant brings to the table, and the resources available to you, the Case Manager.

Expanding Your “Bag of Tricks”

This module explore strategies for applying principles of Case Management with specific populations.  These include mandated participants, dislocated workers, at risk youth, refugees and older workers.  Effective Case Managers have a “bag of tricks”, a broad range of skills and strategies they can use to apply the process to the particular population they serve.

Planning: Where do we Go from Here?

During this module case managers will learn the strategies they can employ to engage participants in the planning process and build personal ownership and commitment. This training will explain how to help your participants organize and structure their plans and how to use questions to encourage thinking, decision making and action.  Learn how to engage your participants in planning for roadblocks. Gain skills to manage problems including participant inaction, excuses or limited time and resources.

Listening: The Key to the Partnership

Active Listening is a skill, maybe even an art. In order to build a rapport and a partnership with participants, it is important that we do not just hear what they are saying, but that we are listening to understand. This workshop with teach case managers how to actively listen to their participants so that they can understand how the world looks from their
participants point of view.

Motivation and Change

This module focuses on the change process and how case managers can help facilitate change within our participants. We discuss motivation and tools for finding a participants motivation and utilizing that motivation in the change process.

Asking Questions

This module explores the different way we ask questions and how they influence the way someone sees themselves, how they act and the knowledge you gain. It provides suggestions on when to ask “Yes” and “No” questions, how to reword the questions you ask to get the participant thinking, and when it might be good to just listen. Learning and developing these skills assist us in moving the participant to greater independence.

Confrontation: Using the Hammer with Care

Participants display behaviors (i.e. profanity, inappropriate dress, tardiness, lack of follow through, etc.) you believe could keep them from reaching their goals and outcomes of the program. Learn to use confrontation as a tool to make participants aware of non-productive behaviors and help them change these behaviors and move toward self-sufficiency. 

Self-Disclosure: Reveal Carefully

Self-Disclosure can be a useful and important tool for building and maintaining a partnership with your participants during the case management process. Self-disclosure can also be difficult to utilize effectively. This chapter will help you examine the
potential benefits and pitfalls of self-disclosure, and will also help you consistently identify opportunities to use self-disclosure constructively to build partnerships and offer insights in order to help participants figure out how to manage their own lives.

Summarizing

This module provides information the technique of summarizing in case management practice and how this technique can be used to encourage and to focus.

Problem-solving

This module explains how doing for someone can give the participant the belief that they are not able to accomplish things and how we, as case managers, can show participants that they can do more than what they think. It reminds us that the problems are not ours and shows us how we can teach participants to get from point “A” to point “Z”, a skill that helps all of us
accomplish our goals.

The Supervisor: Keeper of the Process

It is imperative that supervisors provide effective tools and resources to help case management staff achieve outcomes. This module explores the role of the supervisor and how to help staff be most effective.

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Therapists - Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois

Position Title: Therapists 

Organization: Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois

Description: Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois is seeking therapists to work 4-25 hours per week. LCSW’s and LCPC’s are preferred but we’ll also consider LSW’s, LPC’s. This is a great opportunity for therapists who are:

· Working in other areas of the field and desire individual, couples or family counseling experience.
· Seeking part-time, flexible hours e.g. parents, caregivers etc.
· Considering retirement but not quite ready to retire completely.
· Looking to make a real difference in the lives of kids and adults in our community
· Seeking flexibility, we have daytime and evening hours available with no weekends or on-call work.

Clinical supervision toward clinical licensure is available.

Family Counseling Services was founded in 1877 and provides professional counseling for mental health and family issues to children and adults in northern Illinois. We’re committed to providing quality counseling to anyone in need of help regardless of socioeconomic status so a sliding fee scale is available to our clients.

Our main office is in Rockford, with small satellites in Rochelle and Belvidere.

To Apply: Apply to:
Eileen Liezert, Executive Director
Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois
210 N. Longwood St.
Rockford, IL 61107

Ad Posting Date: April 16 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: June 18, 2018

Case Manager - SwedishAmerican, A Division of UW Health

Position Title: Case Manager

Organization: SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health

Description: Join the REMARKABLE team at SwedishAmerican! As a division of UW Health, we offer patients local access to many world-class specialists right here in Rockford, Illinois and surrounding communities.

We are seeking an Case Manager to:

*Join our world-class team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in providing everything from preventive health care to highly specialized programs.
*Provide quality care in a compassionate patient- and family- centered environment.
*Lead the Care Coordination Team, providing comprehensive nursing assessment of patients including planning, implementation, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluation of a plan of care.
*The plan of care will have an emphasis on communication, facilitating transitions across the continuum of care, and aligning resources within the community or health system in order to meet population needs.
*Monitor admissions establishing medical necessity, ensuring the appropriate level of care and facilitating the transition to an alternate post-acute care setting when appropriate.
*Coordinate care by leading daily patient rounds and coordinating the communication among nurses, ancillary staff and physicians.
*Communicate with nurses and physicians regarding core measures and other evidence-based practice compliance.
*Focus on daily goals and outcomes and formulate an appropriate discharge plan, working in conjunction with the patient, support network, and members of the multidisciplinary team.
*Participate in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experience in support of departmental and divisional nursing philosophy and objectives as well as Health System population health initiatives.

Education:
Graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program preferred.

Experience/Skills:
*Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with all levels within the organization and community.
*Flexibility and excellent verbal, written, organizational and critical decision-making skills required.
*Ability to analyze and evaluate information from multiple sources.
*Demonstrated ability to consider the specific needs of different age groups in all interactions.
*Successful completion of annual age and job specific competencies and skill validation tools.

Licenses and Certifications:
*Current Registered Nurse licensure from the Illinois Department of Professional Registration required.
*Annual BLS certification required.
*Case Management certification preferred but not required.

Physical Requirements:
*Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Pay:
SwedishAmerican offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.

SwedishAmerican serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities–also a Magnet®-designated facility– is dedicated to delivering high quality healthcare and strategies to keep our patients and their families well. In fact, quality drives all that we do. In recent years, our commitment to quality and excellence has resulted in more national awards, for quality and preference than any other health system in northern Illinois.

SwedishAmerican, A division of UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

 

To Apply: Apply online HERE.

Ad Posting Date: April 11 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 11, 2018

Director of Fund Development and Marketing - Lifescape Community Services

Position Title: Director of Fund Development and Marketing

Organization: Lifescape Community Services

Description: 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Summary: At the direction of the COO or Executive Director of Lifescape Community Services, Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Fundraising: Designs, implements and manages all agency fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other agency related solicitations.
  • Manage all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, and solicitation. Contact and develop grant proposals for foundations, corporations and government funding sources.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with funders, foundations, corporations and individual donors.
  • Develop a comprehensive charitable and planned-giving program for the agency.
  • Marketing: Design and coordinate all marketing materials for programs, services and activities of the agencies.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationship with media on issues involving the agency or aging.

DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT

  • Become and remain aware of all agency programs/services to be able to communicate effectively with the public on the need for services for older adults.
  • Work closely with program directors to become and remain aware of events/services/etc.that should receive media coverage, newsletter coverage, Facebook posting or other PR.
  • Maintain and develop public awareness of agency name, programs and services, including but not limited to:
    Newsletter publishing; Maintenance of Facebook page; Website maintenance; Other public media as may be beneficial to the agency
  • Maintain donor database and expand with new contacts, donors and others that may be used in marketing or fund development.
  • Become and remain fully knowledgeable of all guidelines, rules or standards governing the solicitation of donations, funds or marketing of agency services.
  • Must be able to interpret and interface policies and requirements of various donors and funders with those of Lifescape Community Services.
  • Work closely with the Finance Director, Executive Director and COO to develop, implement, and monitor systems to ensure solicited funds are spent in accordance with donor wishes and/or grant, contract or other regulations.
  • Insure that Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, other Directors and Finance Director receive all necessary information to carry out requirements of grant or donation and report on programs for which funding is received through the efforts of the fund development department.
  • Promote the agency’s public image and services in the community through publicity and special events.
  • Strategically plan the work of the department to insure department operates efficiently and meets departmental and fundraising financial goals.
  • Work closely with Chief Operating Officer on planning and implementation of Rockford’s Best Dish event to benefit the Lifescape Endowment Fund
  • Responsible for development, planning, and execution of all agency-sponsored events to include Senior EXPO and Senior Follies or others that may be implemented.
  • Work closely with the local broadcast and print media to ensure promotion of agency, its mission, programs and events.
  • Responsible for production of all agency-related printed materials including literature, program books, press releases etc. produced by or for the agency.
  • Develops and institutes a plan to ensure agency locations, vans, corporate offices are properly signed.
  • Develop and institute a fundraising program to provide funds that augment the various service programs and administrative operational budgets.
  • Assume responsibility for coordination of grant submission of existing and future grant applications in cooperation with the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director.
  • Develop and institute a tracking system for all department activities, including project management.
  • Responsible for keeping agency web site updated and current.
  • Develop and institute a Planned Giving and Donor Development Program.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with current donors.
  • Cultivate new donors through social networking, events and activities.
  • Responsible for keeping donor database and mailing lists current using fundraising software.
  • Responsible for researching, developing and operation of a database for foundations that support operations and/or older adult services.
  • Develop and institute a sales strategy and presentation materials for selling identified services, sponsorships or event vendor sales.
  • Plan and implement special projects as may be needed for volunteer development or agency/service promotion. Work within the committee structure to secure assistance in special events and activities and soliciting volunteer members to the committee from outside the agency.
  • Develop and maintain volunteer recruitment/retention plan.
  • Responsible for maintaining open and active communication with Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director on all fund development and marketing plans for the agency.

GENERAL

  • Attend and represent the agency at various meetings as required to accomplish job duties or as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Supervise the fund/donor development/marketing functions of the agency, and participate in management staff meetings, committees, and projects as assigned.
  • Work closely with outside agencies and organizations, including funding and service providers, to ensure appropriate communication between the agency and other organizations.
  • Work closely with other staff to ensure professional and efficient operation of the administrative and fund/donor development/marketing functions of the agency.
  • Represent the agency professionally in manner, speech, and dress.

Requirements: Leadership, team player, innovative, organized, supervisory, and excellent oral communication skills.

 Dedication to mission and values of the Organization
 Ability to travel throughout service area.
 BA or BS required, MBA preferred. (equivalent experience considered)
 Computer proficient

To Apply: Submit Resumes to: Dawn Atchley, CHRO, 
Lifescape Community Services
705 Kilburn Ave.
Rockford IL 61101
datchley@lifescapeservices.org
No Phone Calls Please

Ad Posting Date: April 10 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 31, 2018

Bilingual Programming Assistant - Ida Public Library

Position Title: Bilingual Programming Assistant

Organization: Ida Public Library

Description: https://www.railslibraries.info/jobs/147052

To Apply: Email debbieb@idapubliclibrary.org

Ad Posting Date: April 10 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 9, 2018

Fund Development Associate - SwedishAmerican Foundation

Position Title: Fund Development Associate

Organization: SwedishAmerican Foundation

Description: We are seeking a Fund Development Specialist to:

  • Join our world-class team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in providing everything from preventive health care to highly specialized programs.
  • Provide quality care in a compassionate patient- and family- centered environment.
  • Manage the Foundation’s donor database including setting the standard of work for collection and input of data as well as the query and export of key reports.
  • Conduct prospective donor research of individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations for System following standard protocols and maintaining confidentiality of position acquired information.
  • Prepare research information to support funding request at the direction of the Director or others within the organization.
  • Complete funding request strategies and coordinated packages following department protocols.
    Support fund development volunteers as requested.
  • Complete other special projects as assigned.

View full job description and apply HERE.

To Apply: View full job description and apply HERE.

Ad Posting Date: April 6 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 6, 2018

Part-time Business Manager - Cherry Valley Public Library District

Position Title: Part-time Business Manager

Organization: Cherry Valley Public Library District

Description: Due to an upcoming retirement, the Cherry Valley Public Library District has an opening for a part-time Business Manager. We are looking for a friendly, team-oriented person with great attention to detail, diplomacy, and good judgement to join our amazing staff.
Hours: Average of 15 – 20 hours per week; schedule is flexible to match monthly and seasonal requirements of the job.
Salary: Minimum $18.00/hour depending on education and experience.
Education: Degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or related field and five years of professional experience in financial/accounting operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge and experience with fund accounting is a plus; strong technology skills required including Microsoft Windows and Office applications.
Duties: Supervises Business Office Clerk (yet to be hired); reconciles bank accounts; prepares financial statements, bank deposits, and federal/state reports and payments; processes accounts payable for key vendors; prepares ordinances for the board; assists with the library’s E-rate and grant applications, organizes financial records for the yearly audit; oversees building maintenance issues as needed, orders supplies and tech equipment; assists Director with financial projections in preparation of the annual budget, levy, and long range library plans; and prepares banking and reports for the Friends of the Library.

To Apply: Complete the job application http://www.cherryvalleylib.org/pdf/EmploymentApplication2016.pdf and email it along with a resume to janel@cherryvalleylib.org. Applications received by April 16, 2018 will receive first priority.

Ad Posting Date: April 4 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 1, 2018

Part-time Business Office Clerk--Accounts Payable & Payroll - Cherry Valley Public Library District

Position Title: Part-time Business Office Clerk–Accounts Payable & Payroll

Organization: Cherry Valley Public Library District

Description: Due to an upcoming retirement, the Cherry Valley Public Library District is restructuring the Business Office staff and we have created a new part-time Business Office Clerk position in charge of Accounts Payable and Payroll. We are looking for a friendly, team-oriented person with great attention to detail, diplomacy, and good judgement to join our amazing staff.
Hours: Average of 15 – 20 hours per week
Salary: Minimum $14.00/hour depending on education and experience.
Education: Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s Degree in accounting, preferred; knowledge and experience with accounts payable, payroll, HR, and general bookkeeping is a plus; strong technology skills required including Microsoft Windows and Office applications.
Duties: Collects, verifies, and processes data for biweekly employee payroll and executes pension and tax payments as required; maintains payroll and time off records and processes payroll changes as needed; maintains current knowledge of employee health, retirement, and other benefits; prepares banking deposits; collects, verifies, and prepares data for accounts payable; maintains purchase orders; prepares and submits annual vendor 1099 forms; processes petty cash requests and balances petty cash box; prepares correspondence, makes copies, files, and completes other administrative tasks as requested; assists Director and Business Manager with payroll planning, budgeting, and the annual financial audit.

To Apply: Complete the job application http://www.cherryvalleylib.org/pdf/EmploymentApplication2016.pdf and email it along with a resume to janel@cherryvalleylib.org. Applications received by April 16, 2018 will receive first priority.

Ad Posting Date: April 4 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 30, 2018

Part-time Program Assistant - NW Community Center

Position Title: Part-time Program Assistant

Organization: Northwest Community Center

Description: NWCC is in search of a Program Assistant who will embrace the responsibility of providing a high level of customer service and professionalism. Some of your duties include, but are not limited to general receptionist duties such as fielding and answering inquiries, provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization. NWCC Program Assistant also serves as the personal assistant to the Executive Director and will assume high level task and duties associated with the overall functioning and success of the agency.

View full job description HERE.

To Apply: Please contact NW Community Center office at 815.964.6885.

Ad Posting Date: April 3 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 30, 2018

Development Coordinator - PADS of Elgin

Position Title: Development Coordinator

Organization: PADS of Elgin

Description: PADS of Elgin is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless men, women and children in our community. We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic full-time grant writer and special projects coordinator. This individual will be responsible for all grant writing and reporting, fundraising, public and donor relations as well as researching and locating new sources of revenue and donors.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete all grant writing as well as all monthly and quarterly grant reports, secure current grants and conduct research for new sources of funding from individuals, foundations and government prospects
  • Supervise and coordinate all major fundraising events and attend all board committee meetings
  • Assist in locating and obtaining corporate sponsorships for fundraising events
  • Write fundraising letters and appeals; oversee mailings; maintain regular correspondence with foundations and donors and assist in building and maintaining those relationships
  • Public Relations – helping the public to understand what PADS does and encourage them to get involved by volunteering or making donations
  • Responsible for all social media outreach and communications
  • Update website as required
  • Supervise newsletter mailing
  • Speak and conduct public presentations on behalf of PADS as needed
  • Attend mixers and other public events
  • Research and document relevant area expos/events and make recommendations for participation; attend events as needed
  • Evaluate effective marketing options for PADS
  • Job Requirements Include :
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communications skills; excellent oral communication skills with ability to participate in public speaking events
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills
  • Ability to speak knowledgeably and enthusiastically about the PADS mission, programs, initiatives and be able to articulate how the organization makes a difference in the community
  • Must be computer literate – experience with fundraising databases (Donor Perfect) preferred
  • Interest and enthusiasm in fundraising and working with people
  • Self-motivated, works well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time
  • Must have good time management skills
  • Able to use good judgment and identify changing program needs

Must be available to work some weekend and evenings as required

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred. 2-3 years of not-for-profit grant writing and fundraising experience required.

Benefits include PTO, paid vacation, paid holidays, health insurance and IRA match.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to sponitz@padsofelgin.org

Ad Posting Date: March 29, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 29, 2018

Recruitment, Training, and Retention Coordinator - Winnebago County CASA Program

Position Title: Recruitment, Training, and Retention Coordinator

Organization: Winnebago County CASA Program

Description: This full time position involves duties regarding the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program’s recruitment, training and retention of volunteer court advocates. Facilitation of training classes will be primary responsibility in addition to PR efforts regarding recruitment of new advocates. As time allows, there will also be some work in support of the new advocates’ casework.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Taryn Marko, CASA Program Director, 211 S. Court Street, Suite 258, Rockford, IL 61101 or email to tmarko@winnebagocountycasa.org

Ad Posting Date: March 28, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 28, 2018

Case Manager - Winnebago County CASA Program

Position Title: Case Manager

Organization: Winnebago County CASA Program

Description: This position provides assistance to the volunteer advocates who represent abused and neglected children going through the Juvenile Abuse/Neglect Court. Primarily, the duties involve case management, support of the CASA volunteers as they work on their cases, and assistance provided to the volunteers in the preparation of their court reports. Clerical work is included. Computer skills necessary. Specific duties to be discussed at the interview.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Taryn Marko, CASA Program Director, 211 S. Court Street, Suite 258, Rockford, IL 61101 or email to tmarko@winnebagocountycasa.org

Ad Posting Date: March 28, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 28, 2018

Manager of Marketing & Communications - Prairie State Legal Services, Rockford

Position Title: Manager of Marketing & Communications

Organization: Prairie State Legal Services

Description: The Manager of Marketing and Communications is a new position for Prairie State and will report to the Director of Development. The Manager of Marketing and Communications will be primarily responsible for creating and implementing a Strategic Communications Plan to further PSLS’s mission of providing equal access to justice for all. This position will establish, implement and assess the effectiveness of a wide range of internal and external communications and media policies, strategies and tools, and will work closely with the Director of Development in developing communications that are accessible, compelling, useful, and targeted to PSLS’ key stakeholders. This position will work in collaboration with the Development Team, members of senior management, and members of local offices to identify opportunities for media and communications. Travel throughout Prairie State’s 36-county service area will be necessary. While Prairie State’s Administrative Office is located in Rockford, the position could be located in one of our other offices, including McHenry,
Rockford, Waukegan, or Wheaton.

See full job description HERE

To Apply: Please indicate “Manager of Marketing and Communications” in the subject line and e-mail a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and three professional references to:  Program Administrator, Connie Peterson at cpeterson@pslegal.org; AND HR Consultant, Malou Roth at malou.roth@yahoo.com

Ad Posting Date: March 28, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 28, 2018

Program Associate - Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Position Title: Program Associate

Organization: Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Description: The Program Associate is responsible for the administration of CFNIL’s grant and scholarship processes. The Program Associate ensures that the grant programs are efficient; compliant with the law and CFNIL policy; fulfill the intentions of CFNIL’s donors; and achieve CFNIL’s community investment strategy. The Program Associate ensures that grant and scholarship processes align with CFNIL’s donor service, finance, development, and communication departments, and with CFNIL’s mission.

See full details at cfnil.org/jobs

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Sarah Lambert, Community Investment Director, at slambert@cfnil.org. Tell us why a job in community philanthropy is right for you and why you are right for the job. No phone calls please.

Ad Posting Date: March 27, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 27, 2018

Part-time Seasonal Museum Interpreter (Tour Guide) - Midway Village Museum

Position Title: Part-time Seasonal Museum Interpreter (Tour Guide) 

Organization: Midway Village Museum

Description: Midway Village Museum has openings for a Part-Time Historical Interpreter (Tour Guide). Work is seasonal (primarily April-October) and irregular in schedule. Generally 5-10 hours weekly, mostly weekday morning and early afternoon. Some Weekend work is required. Pay is $8.93/hour. Midway Village is Rockford’s history museum and also features a late 19th century living history Victorian Village. More information can be found at www.midwayvillage.com.

The job responsibilities of the Interpreter will include, but are not limited to:
• Providing costumed interpretation and historical education as needed including leading museum and village tours, and presenting lectures and programs to adults and children of all ages.
• Supporting special events by leading demonstrations, craft activities and historical presentations.
• Assisting with opening and closing of all facilities, as well as preparation of education program supplies as needed.

Applicants should have a general knowledge of American social history. Strong presentation and communication skills are necessary. A B.A. is preferred, and a background check is required.
Those with a background in teaching (particularly elementary and middle school), history, or theater are encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply: To apply please submit resume and letter of interest to caitlin.treece@midwayvillage.com

Ad Posting Date: March 26, 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 1, 2018

Summer Camp Counselor - Midway Village Museum

Position Title: Summer Camp Counselor

Organization: Midway Village Museum

Description:  Camp is June 11th-August 10th, 8:00-5:30 every week day. Hours average about 20-40 per week, with possibility of more. Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1. Assume responsibility for the safety of all campers and report all incidents to Museum Educator
2. Follow camp objectives, rules, policies, and guidelines
3. Assist with all camp activities
4. Serve as a positive role model for youth
5. Show a genuine interest in campers
6. Work to ensure all youth are comfortable, safe, and included

PERSONAL TRAITS:

1. Be punctual and organized
2. Able to problem solve through situations and seek assistance when necessary
3. Be energetic, outgoing, and positive

OTHER DUTIES:

1. Provide behavior management when needed
2. Provide supervision and guidance to Junior Interpreters assisting with camp
3. Lead camp volunteers, providing goals and projects for them to work on
4. Meet with Museum Educator weekly to discuss upcoming camps
5. Aid with set up and clean up of camp each day
6. Perform other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High School Diploma desired
Experience:
• Previous experience working with children.
• Previous camp experience preferred.
• CPR/ First Aid training is recommended
• Exhibit characteristic of leadership: responsible, patient, dependable, able to work independently, display a positive attitude.
• Ability to teach and lead various recreational activities
• Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
• The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
• Successfully compete a criminal background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Manual Dexterity: Must be able to assist in craft projects.

Physical Effort: Able to lift up to 40 pounds. Walking and standing for significant lengths of time required. Ability to demonstrate and participate in physical exercises.

Working Conditions: This position spends large amounts of time outdoors during the summer. Heat, rain, and other weather conditions will be a factor.

Hazards: Heat from working outdoors.

To Apply: Email caitlin.treece@midwayvillage.com

Ad Posting Date: March 26, 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 1, 2018

Direct Support Professional - Milestone

Position Title: Direct Support Professional

Organization: Milestone

Description: PROGRAM: Group Homes
TITLE: Team Member/Service Provider
POSITION: Team (Self)-scheduling

BASIC FUNCTION:
Service provider performs duties for the care, treatment, and safety of the individuals served with developmental/physical disabilities. This includes but is not limited to: personal care, program completion and documentation, and/or occupational and physical therapy programs.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Reliable, prompt attendance demonstrating flexibility and cooperation with team as needed to provide adequate facility coverage and follows team (self)-scheduling guidelines.
2. Monitors all individuals served at all times and communicates all information in communication log and if applicable, verbally reports to next staff scheduled.
3. Completes all daily assignments as directed by Team Leader and/or Residential Services Coordinator (RSC)/Home coordinator (HC);
This includes but is not limited to:
a) Individual Service Plans/Personal Plan Implementation Strategies
b) Behavior Development Programs
c) Charting and documentation
d) Initiates recreational and social activities in the home and community as well as ensures all scheduled outings are completed, including Special Olympics practice(s).
e) Must pass all medication training to administer medication and provide active, ongoing interaction to the individuals served.
f) Maintains the home in a clean, safe, healthful condition, logging repair requests correctly.
g) Assists individuals in care of clothing and personal items.

4. Assists in all emergency situations and is knowledgeable of fire extinguishers, alarms, and disaster.
5. Uses all mechanical lifts, belts, chairs, and other mobility equipment in facilities where necessary, appropriately, and cleans them as necessary. This includes all wheelchairs. Utilizes good body mechanics at all times.
6. Provides safe transportation of individuals served; uses safe, defensive driving skills, adhering to all policies and procedures regarding the use and care of Milestone vehicles.
7. Responsible for knowledge of basic cooking skills or willingness to learn. Follows the established menu plan, adhering to prescribed diets. Develops shopping lists or items need to prepare planned meals, purchases items as needed (staying within designated budget), and submits receipts to Team Leader/RSC/HC.
8. Maintains cordial and cooperative relationship with individuals served, their families and guardians and other staff members, utilizing and promoting positive problem solving skills and ensuring a positive, pleasant home environment.
9. Monitors individuals’ health needs and documents such; accompanies individuals on medical/dental appointments as assigned by Team Leader/HC/RSC.
10. Complies with all Milestone, Inc. policies and procedures.
11. In compliance with Milestone, Incorporated’s philosophy and policies toward Human Rights; immediately intervenes on behalf of the individual(s) served and reports to the appropriate supervisor and/or agency (OIG, IDPH, DCFS.)

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

12. Orders necessary forms and supplies from the appropriate personnel as needed.
13. Other duties as needed or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum age of 18.
Completion of Habilitation Aide Training within the first 30 days of employment.
High School diploma or GED and passing of TABE testing.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to intervene physically in behavioral or health related crisis.
Safe driving record/approved driver.

To Apply: http://milestone-inc-il.org/CodedForms/PE/PE_1.pdf

Posting Date: March 22, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 15, 2018

RN/LPN - Milestone

Position Title: RN/LPN

Organization: Milestone

Description: PROGRAM: Elmwood Heights

TITLE: R.N./L.P.N.

POSITION: STAFF NURSE

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Nursing, is responsible for performing assigned nursing procedures for the comfort and well-being of the residents of Milestone, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

E1. Reliable and prompt attendance as scheduled, demonstrating a working knowledge of self-scheduling including finding own coverage when needing a scheduled day off and cooperation as necessary to meet the individuals and/or facility needs.
E2. Functions as a member of the IDT and recommends, in cooperation with QIDP’s health/medical goals for individuals. Acts as primary nurse for selected group of individuals.
E3. Establishes and maintains effective communication with individual’s parents and/or guardians, communicating medication changes and/or health status as needed.
E4. Establishes and maintains effective inter and intra departmental communication, promoting effective team functioning, communication, and cooperation between professional and non-professional staff. Teaching non-professional staff and individuals/families/guardians on medical issues.
E5. Actively pursues optimum health care for all individuals.
E6. Keeps health plans current, updating accordingly to ensure continuity of care. Evaluates individual’s needs and responses to health plans, informing the Director Of Nursing/Assistant Director of Nursing of any significant changes in the individual’s condition and needs.
E7. Implements individual health care plan as permitted by state law. Assures individual safety and well-being, maintaining equipment and supplies needed for individual care.
E8. Administers prescribed medications and treatments; observing, documenting, and appropriately responding to individuals’ reaction to medications and treatments. Immediately and properly intervenes in the event of an adverse reaction, notifying the individual’s physician and the Director of Nursing/Assistant Director of Nursing.
E9. Keeps individual medical records current on nursing observations and treatment rendered, individual reaction and appropriate follow-up on services rendered. Records individual reactions, tests/results, intake and output of liquids/solids (as necessary), blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.
E10. Coordinates specimen/culture collection and transportation, and records results, notifying physician and DON/ADON of any immediate action needed based on results.
E11. Assists with the admission, discharge, and transfer of individuals.
E12. Demonstrates knowledge of Public Health and Public Aid Standards, and the Nursing Home Care Reform Act providing guidance to and working cooperatively with other staff to ensure continuous compliance with all applicable regulations.
E13. Assists physician with weekly and annual examinations of individuals as needed.
E14. Actively participates in inservice training and departmental meetings, promoting positive problem solving and cooperative team efforts.
E15. Actively promotes cooperative efforts between nurses and other management staff, maintaining open and effective communication.
E16. Actively promotes, by example, maintenance of an exceptionally clean, safe, and pleasant living environment for both individuals and staff. Immediately reports and/or documents any repairs or physical plant improvements, needed to maintain acceptable standards of safety, cleanliness, and pleasantness.
E17. In compliance with Milestone, Inc. philosophy and policies regarding Human Rights, immediately intervenes on the individual’s behalf in any questionable situation, reporting concerns/observations to the SOD/AOD.
E18. Actively seeks opportunities for continuing education units to fulfill requirements for licensure.
E19. In compliance with the Milestone, Inc. Personal policies leads co-workers by example, enforcing all personal policies, intervening promptly with unacceptable behaviors and reporting to the Director of Nurses/Assistant Director of Nurses all necessary staff interventions.
E20. Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the safe, efficient operation of the Agency.

E = Essential Job Duties/Qualification

QUALIFICATIONS

E Current State of Illinois License in good standing, Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
E High School Diploma or G.E.D.
E Must be able to intervene physically in behavioral and health related crisis with individuals.
E Current CPR.
E Must be able to respond promptly to any/all emergency situations.

To Apply: http://milestone-inc-il.org/CodedForms/PE/PE_1.pdf

Posting Date: March 22, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 15, 2018

Assistant Director of Nursing - Milestone

Position Title: Assistant Director of Nursing

Organization: Milestone

Description: PROGRAM: Elmwood Heights

TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING

POSITION: FULL TIME with Schedule Variations

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Under the direction of the Director of Nurses, acts as liaison for the facility, performs assigned nursing procedures and supervises the overall care, treatment, safe functioning, comfort and well-being of the developmentally disabled individuals at Elmwood Heights. Provides nursing consultation services to other Milestone, Inc. programs as assigned. Acts as primary nurse to an assigned group of individuals.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Reliable, and prompt attendance as scheduled, demonstrating flexibility as necessary to meet individual and/or facility need.
2. Functions as a member of the IDT and recommends health/medical goals and objectives for each individual evaluating progress towards established goals and revising as necessary.
3. Actively participates in the IDT in the evaluation of admission and discharge of individuals, assisting the coordination of admissions, discharges, and/or transfers to and from the facility.
4. Establishes and maintains effective communication with individual’s parents and/or guardians, communicating changes in medication and/or health status.
5. Provides on-going direction and supervision of the facility nurses, assist with interviewing and hiring of nursing staff, assist with input on corrective actions, and commendations and evaluation of job performances.
6. Assists with the identification of individual (s) needs, consulting with the appropriate personnel to develop remedial plans to meet the needs as they arise.
7. Assists with the coordination of consultant and physician services, evaluating individual need, implementing recommendations/orders, and noting individual’s response.
8. Establishes and maintains effective inter and intra departmental/program communication, acting as liaison as needed to facilitate individual services.
9. Actively participates in various team and department meetings, promoting open communication and demonstrating positive problem solving skills.
10. Coordinates maintenance of individual clinical records, ensuring timely and correct completion of all necessary records. Including: scheduled labs, mammograms, gynecological exams and specialized testing.
11. Functions as a member of the management team, promoting positive problem solving among supervisors, nurses, and other personnel, maintaining acceptable standards of confidentiality and professional conduct.
12. Actively participates in and assist with the development of the facility’s policies and procedures related to individual(s) care.
13. Demonstrates knowledge of Public Health and Public Aid standards and advises department supervisors in regard to maintaining these standards. Reviews and acts upon reports of authorized inspecting agencies.
14. Intervenes and appropriately responds to requests for intervention regarding possible abuse, recommending and documenting corrective action.
15. Actively pursues optimum health care for all individuals.
16 Actively promotes a good community and professional relationship, representing Milestone Inc., as necessary and/or directed.
17. Acts as consultant or assists other Milestone Inc. programs with medical/health -related issues as assigned.
18. In compliance with Milestone, Inc. philosophy and policies regarding Human Rights, immediately intervenes on behalf of the individual, and investigates and/or reports any question or concerns to the appropriate personnel.
19. Will assist with medication pass when needed.
20. Actively participates in the development of annual facility goals, including recommendations for positions, quality assurance systems, and procedural revisions.
21. Actively seeks, acts as liaison, and makes necessary arrangements with community health care providers, including renewal of yearly contracts.
22. Consults with physical therapist and occupational therapist to review individual need and establish remedial plans and goals.
23. Maintains effective communication with supervisor/nurses/QIDP’s/Direct Care staff and any changes of condition with the individuals.
24. Actively seeks opportunities for continuing education units to fulfill requirements for licensure.
25. Actively participates in QA meetings and keeps records checking for trends.
26. Must be able to intervene physically in behavioral and health related crisis with individuals.
27. Assist with the nurses meeting including Agenda and self scheduling, ensuring schedule stays within budgeted FTEs.
28. Monitors schedule to ensure we are minimizing Agency Nursing assistance.
29. Assist staff in Emergency situations with finding coverage or being that coverage if necessary.
30. Along with the DON is responsible for generating the annual and semi-annual medical reports. Attend annual staffing when appropriate.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

31. Completes other duties as assigned to ensure the safe efficient operation of the facility.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Current Licensed Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Illinois.
Prefer one year experience with geriatrics/developmentally disabled.
Must be able to intervene physically in behavioral and health related crisis with individuals.
Must be able to promptly respond to any/al emergency situations.

To Apply: http://milestone-inc-il.org/CodedForms/PE/PE_1.pdf

Posting Date: March 22, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 15, 2018

Regional Manager of Major Giving Programs - The Salvation Army USA Central Territory

Position Title: Regional Manager of Major Giving Programs

Organization: The Salvation Army USA Central Territory

Description: KEES has been exclusively retained by The Salvation Army USA Central Territory in its search for two Regional Managers of Major Giving Programs at its Territorial Headquarters in the Chicago suburbs.

The position requires an innovative and skilled manager with superb communication talents and an inherent ability to establish one’s presence and become a highly visible resource. The Regional Managers will participate with other senior leadership to develop major gift strategy, communication plans and donor prospects. The Regional Manager will train, support and coach a team of approximately 15 members, taking a proactive and goal-oriented approach with the right balance of professional supportiveness and healthy accountability. Responsibilities will include ensuring that each DRD has a qualified caseload, understand goals, methods and delivers results and information in a timely manner.

To Apply: To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume and complete the online application at https://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/openings.
All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. No applications will be accepted via email.
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President/CEO and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant of KEES. Questions may be addressed to sbultman@kees2success.com.

Additional Details: KEES is a retained search and consulting firm dedicated to building transformative teams and leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors.

The Salvation Army is an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army USA Central Territory is one of four national territories and serves as the administrative head of 10 Divisions and 257 corps (program service sites) throughout the central United States.

Posting Date: February 21, 2018

Posting to be Removed: April 15, 2018

Registered Nurse - Crusader Community Health

Position Title: Registered Nurse

Organization: Crusader Community Health

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:
This is a direct service position in Crusader Community Health (CCH). The Registered Professional Nurse (RN) coordinates nursing and medical interventions, patient care planning, education, promotes optimal patient health, and directs the care provided by the Medical Assistant and Certified Nurse Assistant within the scope of the State of Illinois Nurse Practice Act and in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses. For those working on a Patient Centered Medical Home unit, participates in a team approach to patient care by attending and contributing in regular team meetings and education sessions. This position reports to the Medical Unit Manager, the Vice President of Community Relations or the Director of Women’s Health Services. http://www.crusaderhealth.org/womens-health-services-registered-nurse/

To Apply: Send a resume to HR@crusaderhealth.org

Posting Date: February 7, 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 1, 2018

Health Educator - Crusader Community Health

Position Title: Health Educator

Organization: Crusader Community Health

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Health Educator is a member of a team of professionals that support the work of the medical providers by educating patients regarding health promotion, disease prevention, and management of chronic diseases. Health education is provided by one-on-one counseling and group discussion at all clinic locations. The Health Educator also educates the community by participating in health promotion events and initiatives. An individual Health Educator may specialize in the health education needs of a specific population, such as diabetes, or may provide a specific area of health education that requires specialized and advanced training, such as nutritional counseling provided by a Registered Dietician. http://www.crusaderhealth.org/health-educatordiabetic-educator/

To Apply: Send a resume to HR@crusaderhealth.org

Posting Date: February 7, 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 1, 2018

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NICNE Consulting

CONSULTING

Customized Consulting & Professional Services:
Help WHEN and WHERE your nonprofit needs it most.

Nonprofit executives are faced with the same management issues as their for-profit counterparts — with the added difficulty of limited time and financial resources.

The targeted assistance of an expert adviser is often a practical and cost-efficient method for addressing internal issues such as:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Strategic & Annual Planning
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Mission Development & Refinement
  • Collaboration
  • Program Development & Evaluation
  • Executive Search
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Management
  • Fund Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Performance Measurement
  • Succession Planning
  • Interim Management
  • Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Special Events
  • Organizational Communication
  • Mentoring & Coaching

NICNE has assembled a team of highly-skilled consultants and professionals with a wide variety of experience and expertise who are ready to create a customized plan to assist you and your organization. Please contact us today to discuss the needs of your organization and to initiate contact with an expert whose knowledge and skills will best address those needs.

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NICNE Services

SERVICES & RESOURCES

NICNE is the region’s primary resource for nonprofit management and leadership development. NICNE strengthens nonprofits by providing Education & Training, Agency Assessments & Technical Assistance, and Alliances & Linkages. NICNE also compiles Additional Resources to help nonprofits address a variety of unique issues.
 

Education & Training

Stronger management translates into stronger mission performance. NICNE offers extensive programming in many key areas of nonprofit management and capacity building. Please see our Programs for details about these offerings.

CEUs available for licensed social workers. Each NICNE course hour is equal to one CEU. CFREs are also available for select programs. For more information, please contact Jennifer Smith at JSmith@rockford.edu or 815.394.4384.

Agency Assessments & Technical Assistance

Sustainable, high-performing organizations are those that commit to building organizational capacity. Embark on a thorough assessment of organizational capacity. NICNE provides processes, tools, and support to conduct formal agency assessments that benchmark performance according to preferred standards and best practices.
 
The center is trained in two areas:
  1. The Unity Foundation CQ (Capacity Quotient) is the only nonprofit assessment that benchmarks nonprofit capacity according to 60 standards of “preferred practice” in nonprofit management. Visit www.unityfdn.org for more information.
  2. The Wilder Nonprofit Life Stage assessment determines what life stage an organization is in and the organization’s strengths and weaknesses. The tool can be used to help nonprofit organizations plan for the future, make decisions proactively, anticipate challenges, and determine necessary adjustments.

Take advantage of technical assistance provided by university staff. Utilize NICNE’s expansive collection of resources including:

  • Nonprofit best practices
  • Policies and procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Board development
  • Business plans
  • Strategic planning
  • 501(c)3 development
  • AND many more

Alliances & Linkages

Connect with peers to develop and share solutions. Linking organizations to one another not only provides nonprofits access to potential collaboration and partnerships, it builds a sense of community and support which makes our entire community stronger.

  • Foundation Directory: NICNE updates the Directory of Community, Corporate, and Private Foundations of Northern Illinois annually and provides a copy to all member organizations.
  • Membership Directory: We rely on membership to sustain our work of delivering quality service to you, your board, and your staff. Visit our Membership page for details and to view a list of our current Member organizations.
  • Mailing List: Our database of over 1000 nonprofit organizations in a 13-county region helps us link you to capacity building resources. Sign up now to receive email updates about programs and events!
  • Collaborative Programming: All of our programs are highly collaborative, allowing you to connect with peers, identify changing sector needs, and network with key nonprofit leaders. View our Programs and Events pages for details on current offerings.
  • Business Interns: Undergraduate business students at Rockford University are now required to complete an internship. As a part of the Economics, Business, and Accounting (EBA) Department, NICNE can connect you with these students. To learn more, contact EBA Department Chair John Gunyon (JGunyon@rockford.edu), who coordinates the business internship program.
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Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
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“From informative seminars, unique community insights, and extensive research and advice…NICNE specializes in helping nonprofits thrive.”

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Quick access to reliable information about services in our community. Nonprofits who wish to be included in the resource can update their listing HERE.

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Organizations can post volunteer opportunities, needed items, and track volunteer activity. 

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NICNE 2017 membership

MEMBERSHIP

Membership provides you with the information and connections you need to build a strong board and a healthy organization. NICNE Membership provides an UNLIMITED number of your board and staff with all the benefits of membership, which include:

  • 10% discount on many NICNE sponsored programs, trainings, and events
  • Free monthly articles on cutting edge topics within the nonprofit sector
  • Promotion of relevant education and training opportunities
  • Technical assistance and resource materials
  • Customized Northern Illinois Directory of Community, Corporate, and Private Foundations
  • Access to professional consultants

An annually-renewable Membership extends from January to December and rates are based on the annual operating budget of your organization. Questions about Membership? Contact us!

Membership Rates

 

Membership Forms

Annual Operating Budget Member Fees   2018 Membership Enrollment Form (pdf)
Under $50,000 $100   2018 Membership Benefits Info Card (pdf)
$50,000 – $99,000 $150  
$100,000 – $199,999 $200    
$200,000 – $499,999 $250    
$500,000 – $999,999 $300    
$1M – $2M $350    
$2 M – $3.99M $400    
$4 M – $9.9M $450    
$10M + $500    

 

 

Corporate Members

We are very grateful for the support of our Corporate Member, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

 

 

 

 

Not only nonprofit leaders are committed to community improvement — we know that for-profit leaders also recognize that the health of our regional economy depends heavily on the ability of all residents to thrive. With the support and partnership of the business community, our capacity to convene leaders from all sectors to address significant community outcomes is greatly increased.

Corporate Members become partners with dozens of other agencies in our region, and we recognize your investment in several ways:

  • Refer people inquiring about professional services to your business.
  • Post your logo and a link to your webpage on our website.
  • Promote any training opportunities you may provide and/or your services in NICNE e-newsletters (reaching over 1300 people across northern Illinois every week).

Interested in becoming a Corporate Member? Contact us!

Member Organizations

Join today and add your name to the list of 80+ organizations who have already renewed or enrolled for 2018!

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
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CORE PROGRAMS

Strong Management Translates into Stronger Mission Performance

Our core programs are designed to increase the management capacity of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit capacity building refers to activities that improve and enhance a nonprofit organization’s ability to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time. One of the many benefits of Membership with NICNE is a discount on our capacity-building programs. By taking advantage of these discounts, your Membership may pay for itself!

Be sure to view our Events page for an up-to-date list of all upcoming programs.

Certificate in Nonprofit Management (click to expand details)

This program is designed to support the changing demands on nonprofit leaders to enhance their management skills and operate more effectively. The five courses (one offered in the Fall, four in the Spring) will strengthen participants’ abilities in Leadership and Governance, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Management, and Fund Development, and would be valuable to a wide range of nonprofit participants: employees, managers, board members, new leaders, as well as those seeking to transfer from the for-profit to nonprofit world.

Certificate in Nonprofit Management 2017-2018 brochure (PDF)

Board Training (click to expand details)

Each fiscal year NICNE offers a board training opportunity. In 2016 we welcomed internationally known speaker and author Kim Klein for a seminar titled, “Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Creating an Upgrading Team.” These workshops are designed for current board members, potential board members, and nonprofit executive staff members interested in current information for changing times and effective governance.

2016 “Creating an Upgrading Team” Board Training Brochure (pdf)

Customized Board Training (click to expand details)

NICNE offers two and four hour sessions at your site that are customized to your organization’s particular needs. These trainings (offered at the time and location that is convenient for your board) help keep your board of directors current, cohesive, and on target with your mission.

Customized Board Training Brochure (pdf)‌

Leadership Exchange on Volunteerism (click to expand details)

Join us for discussion and an open exchange of information and best practices related to volunteerism. All are welcome to join this free, self-facilitated group on the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in room 204 of the NIU – Rockford building (8500 E. State Street). Sign up for our email updates and select “Exchange on Volunteerism” as an interest area to get updates about this group.

Please contact Jennifer Smith at jsmith@rockford.edu for more information.

Rockford Area Case Management Initiative (click to expand details)

The Rockford Area Case Management Initiative (RACM) provides a community-wide approach to deliver individualized, strength-based, and person-centered support services that helps participants achieve specific, self-defined outcomes leading to self-sufficiency. Large-group foundational training, topical training modules, and a Case Management Community of Practice are the key components of this initiative. Learn more at the RACM webpage

Withdrawal and Cancellation for Courses and Programs

Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a one percent (1%) cancellation fee will be granted to a registrant who notifies us about his or her cancellation at least five business days prior to the start of the course/program. After this date, no refund will be given unless the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence cancels the course/program. Registrants may apply the tuition to another course/program offered by the Center, if contact is made at least five days prior to the start of the course/program. Failure to attend a course/program does not entitle a registrant to a refund. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing by registrants.

Weather-related Class Cancellation: All courses/programs will be held during inclement weather unless Rockford University closes its campus. If the Center cancels a program due to weather, the program will be made up during the same semester or an opportunity will be offered for registrants to make up a program the next time it is offered by the Center. Failure to attend due to inclement weather does not entitle a registrant to a refund or make-up session.

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
Temporary Office Location:
NIU – Rockford
8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108

Mailing Address:
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108
815.394.4384
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MEET NICNE STAFF

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Pam Clark Reidenbach
Director
815.226.2833
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Jennifer SmithJennifer Smith
Program & Membership Coordinator
815.394.4384
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 Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a program of Rockford University with generous support from   

United Way of Rock River Valley     Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

NICNE is a Federation Member of: 

“NICNE sessions are relevant, informative, and affordable.”

Lynn Knodle

Executive Director, Serenity Hospice & Home

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS CENTER FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) has been providing capacity building, training, technical assistance and resource support to nonprofit organizations within our region since August 2004. NICNE is the region’s primary resource for nonprofit management and leadership development. NICNE strengthens nonprofits by providing education, training, technical assistance, and assessments, and encourages collaboration resulting in a strong, vibrant nonprofit sector critical to a healthy community.
Our Mission: Promoting innovation and excellence in the nonprofit sector. 

Questions about course offerings, resources, consulting, or NICNE Membership? Contact Us!

Featured Upcoming Program: Register Now!

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
TEMPORARY OFFICE LOCATION:
NIU – Rockford
8500 E. State Street
Rockford, IL  61108
815.394.4384
Mailing Address:
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
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Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a program of Rockford University with generous support from   

United Way of Rock River Valley     Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

 

MEET NICNE STAFF

Pam's Photo SMALL 5-13

Pam Clark Reidenbach
Director
815.226.2833
Email Pam

 

Jennifer SmithJennifer Smith
Program & Membership Coordinator
815.394.4384
Email Jennifer

NICNE is a Federation Member of: 

Give to NICNE: Invest in Your Community.‌

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence believes in investing in people and organizations that make communities in the northern Illinois area safer, healthier, and more vibrant. We do so by providing training opportunities which help nonprofits to successfully achieve their missions. Through your tax deductible contribution to NICNE, you are supporting best practices in management and ensuring that the daily work to meet the critical needs of your community continues. INVEST TODAY. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.




“I know that my organization is stronger and healthier due to the NICNE trainings we have attended.”

Julie Bosma

Executive Director, RAMP

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1

Quick access to reliable information about services in our community. Nonprofits who wish to be included in the resource can update their listing HERE.

United Way WeVolunteer.org

United Way WeVolunteer.org

Organizations can post volunteer opportunities, needed items, and track volunteer activity.