Fortitude (n): strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage.

Small businesses and nonprofits are the heart of our community. These organizations are struggling during the COVID crisis, but they’re not in this alone. 40TUDE Business and 40TUDE Nonprofit are here to help. These collaborations grew out of the needs of local businesses and nonprofits – and they bring together the expertise of NIU faculty and students, local business owners, and experienced marketing and nonprofit professionals. 

Learn more about how small businesses and nonprofit organizations in DeKalb County can get affordable professional marketing and support they need while allowing NIU students to apply their classroom skills in a real-world setting.

This project is funded with the help of a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


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Jennifer Groce
Director of Community Promotion
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