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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

Mar
23
Sat
9:00 am Board Training: Fundraising Land... @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Board Training: Fundraising Land... @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Mar 23 @ 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 The role board members play in securing funds How to structure the[...]
Apr
2
Tue
9:00 am Lab: QuickBooks Online @ WeWork State Street
Lab: QuickBooks Online @ WeWork State Street
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm
Lab: QuickBooks Online @ WeWork State Street | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Tuesday, April 2 from 9:00am – 12:00pm Wednesday, April 3 from 9:00am – 12:00pm QuickBooks Online gives you many ways to improve your accounting efficiency and choose the processes and reports that are most important[...]
Apr
9
Tue
9:00 am Breakfast Club: Proposal Writing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Breakfast Club: Proposal Writing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakfast Club: Proposal Writing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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[...]
Apr
13
Sat
9:00 am Board Training: Nonprofit Financ... @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Board Training: Nonprofit Financ... @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING Speaker: Megan Angle, CPA & Manager, Porte Brown LLC Learning objectives include: Financial oversight and safeguarding of assets and nonprofit status Policies: conflict of interest, whistleblower, document retention & destruction, executive compensation,[...]
Apr
20
Sat
2:00 pm Business Volunteers for the Arts...
Business Volunteers for the Arts...
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) program offers four orientations a year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. These orientations are held Saturday afternoons, 2 – 5 p.m., and are[...]

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