Not for Profit Network


Nonprofit organizations contribute greatly to the regional quality of life, and the Chamber is proud to have more than 125 nonprofits as Members.   Not-For-Profit (NFP) Network Members come together to identify and address their needs as well as to discover ways they can share experiences and information as they relate to Naperville's business community.   The Chamber’s NFP Network offers unique and dedicated programming to serve these Members. 


The NFP Advisory Committee strives to plan programs that address all challenges faced by not-for- profits.  Some topics are unique to the NFP community and some will appeal to the small business community as well.  Ultimately NFP Network programs facilitate collaboration between non-profit organizations and businesses thereby building a stronger community.

Representatives from both nonprofit and business organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend NFP Network programs.


Meeting Time:

The NFP Network presents a variety of programming throughout the year that focus on the NFP community. The NFP Advisory Team meets on the second Friday of each month at 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM.

Click here to view all upcoming Not-For-Profit Committee meetings and events.

View the full Chamber events calendar



Are you interested in becoming part of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce NFP Advisory Team? Contact Chamber staff liaison Kara Carpenter for more information.

NFP Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

The Not-For-Profit Network is now offering sponsorship opportunities! For only $175, a sponsor of a Not-For-Profit Network program receives:

  • Business logo on calendar event page
  • Business logo on all marketing materials for a Not-For-Profit Network meeting
  • 3-5 minutes to speak at a Not-For-Profit Network meeting
  • Ability to place marketing materials at each seat
  • A list of attendees

For more information about sponsoring a Not-For-Profit Network program, please contact Kara Carpenter at (630) 544-3360.



Chair: Ann Spehar - Executive Director, Naperville Education Foundation

Advisory Team Members:


  • Jody Bender - Community Relations Director, Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry
  • Janet Derrick - Executive Director, Naperville Cares
  • Suzanne Hammer - Donor Center Field Recruiter, LifeSource 
  • Julie Lichter - Development Officer, PACT
  • Zach Martel - Board Member, Restore of Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Tom Okarma - Founder, Vantage Point
  • Dawn Portner - 360 Youth Services formerly NCO Youth & Family Services
  • Karen Sharpe- Resource and Education Manager, Samaritan Center for Congregations/A Division of Samaritan Interfaith Counseling
  • Liz Spencer - Executive Director, Naperville Community Television
  • Mike Tjaarda, Facilities Manager, Community Christian Church
  • Jane Wernette - Community Development Director, NCTV 17
  • Kimberly White - Director, Community Career Center


 View the full Not-For-Profit Network list.




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