Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chicago Public Library – Little Village Branch, 2311 S. Kedzie Ave., Small Meeting Room
Calling all South Lawndale artists, creatives, artist-entrepreneurs, culture-makers, and nonprofits! The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is coming to you!
Are you interested in growing your creative enterprise or organization? Are you familiar with the services available to you, through the Arts & Business Council of Chicago, or have questions about where to find support for your business? Stop by our next South Lawndale Field Office and have them answered!
A&BC staff will be on-site to share how we may be of assistance to you, through our programs, and refer you to Chicago’s other service providers!
Walk-ins encouraged. All are welcome.
For more information, email Daniel Jimenez at email@example.com.
About Field Offices
The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) offers Field Offices as part of the 77 Communities Initiative, a realignment of resources to prioritize supporting creative organizations in divested communities. These pop-up offices, held outside A&BC’s downtown location, serve to engage artist-entrepreneurs, creatives, and groups where they are – in community. All Field Offices are free and open to the public.
- Structures of arts and cultural organizations and their boards
- Life cycle of nonprofit organizations, from the founding board to the working board and the governing board—board governance, staffing and structure, income generation, and programming models
- Expectations of board contributions of time, talent, and treasure
- Relationship between the board and staff, and challenges posed by staffing and board transitions
This training also features a panel of arts administrators and board members who will address emerging issues like governance practices, recruitment efforts, the importance of board diversity, fundraising, and more.
Presenter: Braden Cleary / Director of Arts Services / Arts & Business Council of Chicago
- Laws governing nonprofit boards of directors
- The role of the director: responsibilities & restrictions
- Understanding the importance of Directors & Officers insurance
- Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, and Duty of Obedience
- Conflict of interest
- Executive leadership responsibilities
- Committees and non-governing boards – associate, auxiliary, advisory
- The importance and process of strategic planning
Presenters: Kristin Larsen / Executive Director / Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Patricia Spiccia Marx / Attorney / Quarels & Brady
Cris Beilstein / Consultant / Elevation Collaborative
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
What’s better than making new connections, sharing ideas, and having a local beer?
Meet us at Arts & Drafts, a quarterly networking event for Chicago’s arts, cultural, creative, and business communities. Each event brings together a unique mix of people and companies, under one roof, for one night only. If you believe in the power of the arts, want to make a difference in our city, or simply feel like getting to know Chicago a little better, this mixer’s for you!
Arts & Drafts is a casual opportunity to network, expand your circle, meet up with friends, and make new ones. Do you have a question about the Arts & Business Council of Chicago, our 77 Communities Initiative, or Business Volunteers for the Arts? Swing by and get it answered!
FREE to attend. Open to all. See you there.
For more information, email Kenneth Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.372.1876 x 102.
About Arts & Drafts
Arts & Drafts is a quarterly networking event for Chicago’s arts, cultural, creative, and business communities. Each event brings together a unique mashup of people and companies, under one roof, for one night only. The goal: To encourage new partnerships and relationships.
- Thursday, June 25, 2020
- Thursday, October 1, 2020
- Thursday, December 10, 2020
- 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 need one
- Managing cash flow
- Taxes including payroll, UBIT, and changes to GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)
- Maintaining nonprofit status through tax compliance – filing with the IRS and other government entities
Presenter: Megan Angle, CPA / Manager / Porte Brown LLC
- 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 and advocacy tips and resources
Presenter: Charles Katzenmeyer / VP, Institutional Advancement / The Field Museum