ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is seeking new members

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is seeking new members to join the Members Network. Apply today to join as a new Member! Applications are now OPEN! Are you ready to lead with power and influence by serving on a nonprofit board, public board, or making change at your company, but just need a platform to move your leadership plans forward? Join ADA 25 Advancing Leadership to access exclusive leadership opportunities and an empowering network of leaders. Members are positive disrupters who are leading with their disability identity shaping a more inclusive, just, and …

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Learning Lab: Rebooting Your Strategic Plan

Arts and Business Council of Chicago Learning Lab: Rebooting Your Strategic Plan Monday, May 11, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Webinar The COVID-19 crisis has taken a huge toll on nonprofit arts, cultural, and creative organizations. Many have faced canceled programs, staff reductions, and financial loss; and have been forced to put their strategic plans to the side. Although we don’t know when or if our organizations will operate in the way they used to, this webinar will outline tools to help organizations reboot their strategic plans in a way that is …

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Arts and Business Council of Chicago Learning Lab: Capital Campaigns

Wednesday, April 22, 6 pm – 8 pm Webinar Acquiring land, renovating buildings, and purchasing large supplies are huge projects that take careful planning. A capital campaign is a fundraising process that aims to raise enough money to make any of these facility-related purchases. Running a successful capital campaign is a surefire way for nonprofit organizations to own space in the community they serve and create community wealth as an anchor institution. In this webinar we will discuss: • Understanding the feasibility of reaching a high-impact fundraising goal in your capital campaign; …

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Game Jam with Compass Creative Dramatics

As an ideas exchange for the teaching artist/educator community (and—let’s be honest—an excuse to play!), Compass Creative Dramatics hosts a monthly Game Jam! April is our second time hosting virtually – which means we can reach beyond our typical geographical limitations of Chicago to include folks from all over. The games for this month will include ideas that can be done in a virtual setting with students. We’ll also be holding space during the event for educators to share their current questions or hurdles they’ve been experiencing. Each month, one awesome teaching …

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Free Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat on April 8

COVID-19 has caused a seismic shift in the operations and plans of Chicago’s arts organizations. To bring together Chicago performing artists and administrators to address their shared concerns and challenges, several organizations are collaborating to present a Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This FREE event is open to everyone involved in the Chicago performing arts community. Registration is available at eventbrite.com/e/chicago-performing-arts-virtual-retreat-tickets-101321134240. Representatives from the retreat’s producers—Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, High Concept …

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Leading Accessible Virtual Programs

Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) presents . . . Leading Accessible Virtual Programs Friday, April 10th, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM CST/ 3:00 PM-4:30 PM EST FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED How to Join the Workshop: Standard Registration through CCAC is required. Workshop will take place via Zoom Video Conferencing. A link to the Zoom session and workshop materials will be sent electronically to all registered attendees the morning of Friday, April 10th. Program Description: In the wake of COVID-19, online and virtual platforms have become the primary format for cultural institutions to lead engaging programs …

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Chicago Dramatists: 25% Discount On All Classes

All Chicago Dramatists classes have moved online! We’re here for you, and want to help as much as possible. In order to make our classes more accessible during this period, we’re offering a 25% discount on all of our spring courses, as well payment plans, and tech support for folks who need it. Use discount code PartnerWinter20 at checkout to get 25% off any class. Interested in taking a class? Reach out; we’re committed to serving our community as best we can in the coming months. Contact us at: https://chicagodramatists.org/contact-us/ Take good …

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