Board Member Training 2019-06-18T14:22:43-05:00


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 classes. If you’re looking to learn about a specific topic, you can attend just the class topic that interests you most.

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

Click here to see learning objectives.

Training 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


There’s a flat $150 fee per training or you can purchase the 4-class pack for $500. Space is limited and advance registration is required. You may register here.

We offer four partial scholarships per program session to current A&BC clients who are interested in purchasing the 4-class pack. If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship, please submit an application.

For more info or questions, please contact Noemi Garcia at or (312) 372-1876 ext. 103.

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.”