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Events

Jul
14
Sat
Board Training: Fundraising Landscape @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BOARD MEMBER TRAINING

SpeakerCharles 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 funds
  • How to structure the “ask”
  • Creating a donor cultivation calendar
  • Identifying ways to get the “get”

Price: $150

Advance registration is required as space is limited. We will not accept walk-up registrations. For details on registering for this training, please contact Noemi Garcia at ngarcia@artsbiz-chicago.org.

Jul
25
Wed
It’s Not All About the Give/Get: A New Model for Assessing Board Contribution
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A superb board member brings a wealth of time, treasure, and talent to an organization. So why do we continue to evaluate and prospect board members strictly on financial capacity? If a board of directors is to reflect the community it serves, the sector must consider more equitable models of assessment.

Arts & Business Council of Chicago Executive Director Kristin Larsen will present her innovative, point-based, assessment model for boards of directors. Larsen – with A&BC Board Governance Chair and COO of HBR Consulting, Evan Trent – will guide you through using game theory and a points-based evaluation system to reduce anxiety around giving capacities and create an equitable board of directors that is welcoming to marginalized groups.

In practice, Larsen has seen this fresh accountability system increase committee participation, mobilize current board members to prospect new members and donors, and ignite a sense of self-governance that reduces stress and time for the Executive Director. You’ll leave this lab with an action plan to define the entire scope of what your board of directors can bring to the organization and design your own point-based assessment model that’s not all about the give/get.

 

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Aug
3
Fri
Summer Orientation – Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BVA Orientation – August 2018

New business volunteers must attend a BVA Orientation before starting on a project. We offer the BVA Orientation four times a year— winter, spring, summer and fall on Friday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in downtown Chicago.

The Summer application deadline is July 21. Apply here.

For more information about the BVA program, click here.

Aug
4
Sat
Board Training: Nonprofit Finances, Budgeting, & Tax Issues @ WeWork River North, 5th Floor
Aug 4 @ 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, etc.
  • Understanding nonprofit financial statements
  • Taxes including payroll and UBIT
  • Filing with the IRS and other government entities
  • What occurs during an audit and when you need one
  • Managing cash flow

Price: $150

Advance registration is required as space is limited. We will not accept walk-up registrations.

For details on registering for this training, please contact Noemi Garcia at ngarcia@artsbiz-chicago.org.

Aug
7
Tue
Breakfast Club: Finding Success in Succession @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 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 supports leaders and staff of nonprofit arts organizations through informal peer-to-peer sharing, casual facilitated conversation, and information dissemination.

Join us Tuesday, August 7th from 8:30-9:30am.

How do you move forward when replacing leadership? Succession Planning. Preparing for transition within an organization includes hiring new leadership, replacing a board member or chair, or implementing strategy for when a founder steps down. Succession planning is a challenging process to start, but can provide newfound direction and opportunities for growth with fresh vision and leadership. Come learn about other’s experiences with succession planning and see how your organization can improve, change, or start succession planning of your own.

When registering below, please describe your greatest challenge in succession planning. This may include identifying responsibilities within your organizational charts, gathering board support, or not having the resources necessary to put together an in-depth plan. Whatever your challenge, Breakfast Club can provide ideas and thought-provoking conversation to help with your process.

A cereal bar, tea, and coffee will be provided.

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Sep
11
Tue
Breakfast Club: Better Communications. Better Audiences. @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Sep 11 @ 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 connect with one another and collaborate on solutions for navigating personal and industry challenges.

Join us Tuesday, September 11 from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Topic: Better Communications. Better Audiences.

Artistic program descriptions are constantly laced with jargon – heavy and technical terminology that only makes sense to individuals who deeply understand the art form. It can be impossible for an “outsider” to understand and speak this foreign language. So much so, they often can’t see the value of the art or don’t think they will understand it. If arts and culture organizations want to introduce new audiences and patrons to their work, they must strive to produce accessible communications.

Attendees are encouraged to bring two copies of an artistic programming description they wish to workshop and revise based on feedback from peers.

A cereal bar, tea, and coffee will be provided.

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Sep
15
Sat
Board Training: Arts Organization Structures & Board Responsibilities @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BOARD MEMBER TRAINING

Presenter: Kristin Larsen, Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Panelists:

  • Seth Boustead, Executive Director, Access Contemporary Music
  • Erica Hawkinson, Marketing & Operations Director, Green Star Movement
  • Marilyn He, Board Member, Access Contemporary Music; On BOARD Alum
  • Ben van Loon, Board Member, High Concept Labs; On BOARD Alum

Topics include:

  • Structures of arts organizations and their boards—staffing, income, and programming models
  • Life cycle of arts organizations, from the founding board to the working board and the governing board
  • Relationship between the board and staff, and challenges posed by staffing and board transitions

Price: $150

Advance registration is required as space is limited. We will not accept walk-up registrations. For details on registering for this training, please contact Noemi Garcia at ngarcia@artsbiz-chicago.org.

Sep
26
Wed
On BOARD: Fall Meet the Boards
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet the Boards is a networking session for On BOARD candidates and arts organization boards to meet and learn about each other. Attendees discuss the mission and history of the organization, current and upcoming initiatives, and how new board members can contribute to the organization.

Interested organizations must fill out an arts client On BOARD application – the deadline for which is August 17, 2018.

Meet the Boards is by invitation only.

Oct
2
Tue
Breakfast Club: Board Coaching @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Oct 2 @ 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 connect with one another and collaborate on solutions for navigating personal and industry challenges.

Tuesday, October 2 from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Board Coaching is back! We know that each board of directors is unique; they carry varied skill sets, they have different financial capabilities, and possess rare connections to the communities they live and work in. It’s no surprise that prescribed board composition templates or governance best practices don’t always apply! All-star Business Volunteers for the Arts Jennifer Harris and Kristen Evans will join Breakfast Club to provide focused board coaching and facilitate connections between peers who may be experiencing similar challenges.

When registering below, please describe two of your greatest challenges when working with your organization’s board of directors. This may include governance, creation of new bylaws and policies, cohesive understanding of the organization’s mission, etc.

A cereal bar, tea, and coffee will be provided.

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Jennifer Harris is a seasoned PR and marketing communications professional focused on the development and promotion of thought leadership content. With experience in senior public relations firm management, Jennifer brings more than 20 years’ experience serving the professional services, technology and arts sectors, including clients such as JLL, Ernst & Young, Stewart Title and KeyBank. Passionate about the arts, Jennifer is a veteran Business Volunteers for the Arts consultant and has led A&BC board development workshops. She is currently board president of Rembrandt Chamber Musicians.

Kristen Evans is a brand strategist, entrepreneur, consultant, and meeting facilitator who turns insights into action. Her career has spanned corporate sponsorship management for collegiate athletics, business development, data-storytelling, and consumer insights at Proctor & Gamble (where she contributed innovation strategies to global brands COVERGIRL, Pantene, and more), and Kraft Foods. Kristen currently focuses on her company, The Strength & Grace Group, a health and wellness holding company. Outside of business and wellness, Kristen is a dance educator, choreographer, and teaching artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Oct
13
Sat
Board Training: Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities; Non-governing Boards @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BOARD MEMBER TRAINING

Learning objectives include:

  • Non-governing boards and committees
  • Laws governing nonprofit boards of directors
  • Bylaws
  • The role of the director: responsibilities & restrictions
  • Role of the lawyer on the board
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Conflict of interest
  • Directors & Officers insurance
  • Contracts
  • Strategic Planning

Price: $150

For details on registering for this training, please contact Noemi Garcia at ngarcia@artsbiz-chicago.org.