Board Member Training 2018-03-23T13:25:01-05:00


If you’re a current board member or staff leader of an arts and cultural nonprofit, and you’re interested in learning more about topics related to nonprofit management and board responsibilities, you can attend our On BOARD training sessions. The full training curriculum consists of four trainings. If you’re looking to learn about a specific topic, you can attend just the training that interests you most.

Trainings are held on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm in downtown Chicago.

Click here to see learning objectives.

Training Topics & Schedule

  1. Arts Organization Structures & Board Responsibilities – Feb 3
  2. Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities – March 3
  3. Fundraising & Development – March 24
  4. Nonprofit Finances, Budgeting, & Tax Issues – April 14

Program Fee & registration

There’s a flat $150 fee per training or you can purchase the 4-training pack for $500. We offer four partial scholarships per program session to current A&BC clients who are interested in purchasing the 4-training pack. 

Space is limited and advance registration is required. To register for a single training or to purchase the pack, please contact Noemi Garcia at or (312) 372-1876 ext. 103. 

If you’re an arts organization and would like to apply for a partial scholarship, please submit an application for us to learn more about you! We’ll reach out with more information on registering for the trainings.

Cancellation Policy

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any training for which registrants will receive a full refund.

Full refunds may be issued if a cancellation request is made within 5 business days of purchase date.

Individual Trainings

In the event of a registered individual’s cancellation for individual trainings, A&BC will retain an administrative fee of 30% of the cost of the training.

Class Packs

If you cannot attend a training, you may be issued a credit equal to the value of the registration fee to be used towards a future board training. The credit must be used within one year of purchase or the credit is forfeited. This allows A&BC to plan for event capacity and keep costs affordable.  

No refunds are issued for cancellations within 72 hours of the training. No refunds will be issued for “no shows.”