Calendar 2018-09-18T10:27:17+00:00

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.

Oct
15
Mon
Lab: Making the Ask @ WeWork Kinzie
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Leaders in non-profit organizations – board members, executive directors and everyone else – should be comfortable asking for money.  But, too few of them are actively doing it.

In this fast-paced, interactive session, fundraising veterans Christopher Jabin and Charles Katzenmeyer will offer a practical framework for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, engaging them in the work of your organization, getting the meeting, and finally, making the ask.

Participants in this Learning Lab will understand how to:

  • Identify prospective donors for a non-profit organization
  • Build cultivation efforts that help move distant prospects toward being top prospects
  • Request and structure a solicitation meeting
  • Make the ask and answer potential objections
  • Close a gift and begin donor stewardship

 

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Oct
19
Fri
Fall Orientation – Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BVA Orientation – October 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 Fall application deadline is September 29. Apply here.

For more information about the BVA program, click here.

Nov
3
Sat
Board Training: Nonprofit Finances, Budgeting, & Tax Issues @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
13
Tue
Breakfast Club: Funding Relationships @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Nov 13 @ 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, November 13 from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

The average nonprofit organization’s budget is made up of 65% contributed income. With the huge amount of philanthropic initiatives: political advocacy, health initiatives, animal welfare, and so much more, it’s crucial to create meaningful relationships and write winning narratives that illustrate your work is worthy of funding from corporate sponsors, foundations, and individual donors.

A&BC’s new Director of Strategic Partnerships, Yvonne Orr-El, will join Breakfast Club to facilitate a conversation around the lifespan of a funding relationship and what it takes to gain your donors’ satisfaction and trust.

 

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Dec
1
Sat
Board Training: Fundraising Landscape @ The Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
3
Mon
Lab: Data-Driven Marketing @ Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ready to take a spin in our crash-course on digital marketing? Boost engagement and bring in more revenue by putting your data to workMarilyn He (Analyst at Peapod) leads the final Learning Lab of 2018, focused on accessible data collection and reporting to reach your organization’s revenue goals. Learn the ins and outs of FREE resources to make informed, data-driven choices for your digital marketing.  

Learning objectives include:

  • An introduction to Google Analytics
  • Building quality surveys with Google Forms
  • Principles of A/B testing to maximize your campaigns
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Dec
5
Wed
Winter Wonder @ Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Winter Wonder on December 5!

Arts & Business Council of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Alliance, and See Chicago Dance, three of Chicago’s top art service organizations, invite you to an eclectic event that celebrates the vibrancy of our sector.

Gambol, glide, and roll with movers and shakers in the arts for a fantastic evening of conversation, food, and loads of fun!

Detonate out your inner dancer and learn to salsa with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Tickle your taste buds with some dim sum. Spin through the Chinese American Museum of Chicago’s exhibitions. Jerk to the jungle and dancehall beats of DJ C.

Forget that it’s winter and come celebrate the wonder of the arts!

Tickets $30
6 pm: Doors open
6:15 pm: Tour of The Way We Wore: Celebrating Chinese Fashion Heritage Exhibition
7 pm: Salsa dancing with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre
7:30 pm: DJ & dancing

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