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, January 8 from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Do I really need insurance? Yes. Even if I’m a small nonprofit? Still yes. Arts organization are inherently prone to risk. When you bring audiences into your space for a performance or exhibition, engage volunteers to fulfil your end of year appeal mailing, and throw incredible fundraiser events, you create opportunities for personal and financial risk.
Determining the insurance policies that are right for your organization is tricky. Join the conversation at Breakfast Club to connect with peers who are also in search of the best policies. We’ll discuss some best practices to consider and direct you to a policy that suits your needs.
BVA Orientation – January 2019
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 Winter application deadline is January 11. Apply here.
For more information about the BVA program, click here.
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING
Presenter: Kristin Larsen, Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Chicago
- 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
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 email@example.com.
BOARD MEMBER TRAINING
Speaker: Megan Angle, Manager, Porte Brown LLC
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.