Congo Square Industry Training Institute: Audition for the Stage

Two Day Course Instructor: Ann Joseph Douglas Monday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 28, 6-8PM CST Cost: $100 This Acting class is dedicated to artists looking to strengthen their theatre audition techniques. The actor will learn how to deepen their audition process in order to capture the eyes of Casting Directors. – General Audition Technique/Shakespeare Monologues Register

Learning Lab: Crafting a Thoughtful Fundraising Approach During COVID-19

Arts and Business Council of Chicago September 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Everyone can fundraise – even you! Although our environments have been reshaped by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the important calls for social justice by the Black Lives Matter movement, arts and cultural organizations can still find success by developing thoughtful strategies with donor cultivation at top of mind. Whether it’s a full annual plan or a shorter-term initiative, the current moment has taught the nonprofit sector that we must be ready to meet future challenges. Building …

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Arts Reach New Ways Forward

Constituents of League Of Chicago Theatres are entitled to a FREE 30-day trial to Arts Reach New Ways Forward, a combination of webinars, roundtables, one-on-one consultations and special reports designed to help you navigate uncertain times and be fully prepared for the future opportunties that await. This month, the webinars focus on monetizing on-line events and the roundtables discuss smart ways to bring audiences back to the venue when the time is right. See program details at

Learning Lab: Marketing Your Mission in a Post-Pandemic World

Arts and Business Council of Chicago Wednesday, July 22 from 11:30am – 1:00pm Arts and cultural programming has drastically changed due to COVID-19 – maybe for good. As organizations rethink and reinvent their services and programs to respond to emerging challenges, they will need to move from project-based marketing to holistic, brand-driven “institutional marketing.” Strong missions and brands will help organizations engage audiences, maintain loyal donors, and recruit effective board members. By transforming the challenges of the pandemic into creative opportunities, organizations can find new strategies to meet their audiences where they …

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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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