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Upcoming Programs


Please join us for an interactive workshop on organizational culture and cultural integration led by Marty McConnell of Appreciative Solutions Group and Terra Winston of inTerract Consulting


In the first part of this two-part series, participants will explore onboarding, engaging, evaluating, and celebrating volunteers.


Registration for this event is now closed.

This meeting will highlight a few of the collaborative initiatives in Chicago focused on supporting students as the transition from high school graduation to postsecondary success. During the convening, leaders of the various initiatives will provide highlights from 2017 and discuss areas of focus and planned activities in 2018. Further, there will be additional time for Q&A and the presenters will share opportunities for continued engagement.


Is risk a dirty word at your nonprofit? Do you actively look for threats and opportunities as a routine part of your daily operations? In today’s environment, risk management is critical.


Foundations invest a great deal of thought and effort into maximizing the impact of our grants – but are there ways we can use our non-grantmaking funds to amplify that impact through our banking relationships, our investment holdings, and making program-related investments?


This webinar will address the issues and potential liabilities associated with use of interns and volunteers in the workforce.