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In response to valid and ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) has cancelled all in-person events. Please see our COVID-19 Support Center to access resources and information to help navigate this period of disruption.

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What We Do

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s mission is to strengthen nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

We do this by building working relationships between arts and cultural organizations and highly-qualified business professionals, providing training in all aspects of management and board function, and highlighting research in leading and emerging issues related to the world of arts nonprofits.

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Services & Opportunities

FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your organization or business? Perhaps new relationships, board members, volunteer consultants, or learning? Our programs and services connect you to these and more.

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FOR INDIVIDUALS

We’re looking for remarkable people. People who get things done and enjoy seeing others succeed. Whether you’re looking to upskill, reskill, get to know Chicago a little better, or simply give back to our city, A&BC has a program for you!

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Upcoming Events

Apr
4
Sat
9:30 am Field Office: Roseland @ Chicago Public Library - Walker Branch
Field Office: Roseland @ Chicago Public Library - Walker Branch
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Field Office: Roseland @ Chicago Public Library - Walker Branch
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chicago Public Library – Walker Branch, 11071 S. Hoyne Ave., Meeting Room Calling all Roseland artists, creatives, artist-entrepreneurs, culture-makers, and nonprofits! The Arts & Business Council[...]
10:00 am On BOARD® Lab: Nonprofit Finance... @ Webinar
On BOARD® Lab: Nonprofit Finance... @ Webinar
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topics include: Financial oversight; policy creation and compliance; and safeguarding of assets Policies: conflict of interest, whistleblower, document retention & destruction, executive compensation, etc. Achieving financial accountability What occurs during an audit and when you[...]
Apr
22
Wed
6:00 pm Learning Lab: Capital Campaigns @ Webinar
Learning Lab: Capital Campaigns @ Webinar
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learning Lab: Capital Campaigns @ Webinar
Acquiring land, renovating buildings, and purchasing large supplies are huge projects that take careful planning. A capital campaign is a fundraising process that aims to raise enough money to make any of these facility-related purchases.[...]
May
2
Sat
10:00 am On BOARD® Lab: Fundraising & Art... @ Chicago Public Library - Douglass Branch
On BOARD® Lab: Fundraising & Art... @ Chicago Public Library - Douglass Branch
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topics include: Funding landscape for nonprofit organizations and sector-wide trends in giving The role board members play in securing funds Identifying prospects and creating an “ask” Creating a donor cultivation strategy Understanding current cultural policies[...]
May
12
Tue
all-day Learning Lab: QuickBooks Online ... @ WeWork
Learning Lab: QuickBooks Online ... @ WeWork
May 12 – May 13 all-day
Learning Lab: QuickBooks Online Plus 101 @ WeWork
Tuesday, May 12 from 2:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 13 from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. QuickBooks Online Plus gives you many ways to improve your accounting efficiency and choose the processes and[...]

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Over $10 million in pro bono consulting services