A board of directors is responsible for the health and strategic direction of the nonprofit organization. A&BC’s Board Labs dive deep into nonprofit management and board governance training to give you the experience and skills you need to lead.
Board Labs are open to current board members and staff leaders of arts and cultural organizations who are looking for education on nonprofit management and the roles and responsibilities of board members. The full training curriculum consists of four Board Labs. Participants can attend single sessions or the full training curriculum.
Classes take place on Saturdays from 9am-1pm in downtown Chicago at A&BC’s office building.
- Arts Organization Structures & Board Responsibilities
- Sept 14; Feb 8, 2020
- Nonprofit Finances, Budgeting, & Tax Issues
- Oct 19
- Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities; Non-governing Boards
- Nov 16
- Fundraising Landscape
- Dec 7
Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Individual classes cost $150 each, or you can purchase a 4-class pack for $500.
We offer 2 partial scholarships per program session to current A&BC clients who are interested in purchasing the 4-class pack. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2020 series is January 12, 2020, and August 9, 2020 for the Fall 2020 series.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit an application here.
If you have questions, please contact Noemi Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-372-1876 x103.
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. No refunds are issued for cancellations within 72 hours of the training. No refunds will be issued for “no shows.”
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.
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.