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About Us

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.

Lending expertise.
Providing Support.
Facilitating Partnerships.

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SERVICES FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

Looking for management and board consulting, new board members or professional development? A&BC’s services connect you to these opportunities and more.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

If you’re a professional ready to apply your skills in a highly innovative, creative, and rewarding environment, help give back to the community while refining your own leadership skills.

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Since launching…

On BOARD:
over 300 volunteers trained and matched

Business Volunteers for the Arts:
over $10 million in pro bono consulting services

Upcoming Events

Nov
3
Sat
9:00 am Board Training: Nonprofit Financ... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Board Training: Nonprofit Financ... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING Speaker: Megan Angle, CPA, Porte Brown LLC; A&BC Core Instructor Learning objectives include: Financial oversight and safeguarding of assets and nonprofit status Policies: conflict of interest, whistleblower, document retention & destruction, executive compensation,[...]
Nov
13
Tue
9:00 am Breakfast Club: Funding Relation... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Breakfast Club: Funding Relation... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Arts & Business Council of Chicago convenes a monthly morning gathering for arts administrators to discuss topics and share ideas relevant to the business of art. Breakfast Club is a dynamic opportunity for arts administrators to[...]
Nov
14
Wed
6:00 pm Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
As a nonprofit marketer, you collect all kinds of data: customer demographics, website analytics, donor leads, and more. But is it organized? Is it segmented? Data collection can be incredibly powerful if you know how[...]
Dec
1
Sat
9:00 am Board Training: Fundraising Land... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Board Training: Fundraising Land... @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING Speaker: Charles Katzenmeyer, VP Institutional Advancement, The Field Museum Learning objectives include: Funding landscape for nonprofit arts organizations and sector-wide trends in giving Defining sources of philanthropic support The role board members play in securing[...]
Dec
3
Mon
6:00 pm Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
As a nonprofit marketer, you collect all kinds of data: customer demographics, website analytics, donor leads, and more. But is it organized? Is it segmented? Data collection can be incredibly powerful if you know how[...]

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