Nonprofit Helpers

Presented by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference and its website www.hydepark.org.

To Area Nonprofit Organization, Community Resources, Nonprofits and the Media, Neighborhood Links, Education Resources, Arts and Cultural Directory

Check your nonprofit org. status (or that of any that are soliciting funds)- http://www.charitynavigator.org.

UC Accelerator update. March 29, Wednesday, 1:30 pm. Personal Stategic Development for Nonprofit Leaders. U of C Community Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove. Inquire and register at communityprograms.uchicago.edu.

Here is a (nonexhaustive) listing of organizations that provide resources, guidance and support to nonprofit organizations. Following are organizations that provide more general neighborhood-building advice and services. Finally, some seminar providers and link to state law on nonprofits.

SECC annual neighborhood beautification grants (up to 10,000 for nonprofit locations). Contact Wendy Walker Williams at SECC wendywilliams@uchicago.edu, 773 324-6926. secc-chicago.org. Watch in spring 2017 for the next round.

Check also with Harper Court Arts Council for its next round of grants for nonprofits.
Be sure to consult, when on line a new resources finder at http://www.SouthSideHealth.org.

In May 2014 The U of C Civic Engagement announced Community Programs Accelerator Grants for Midsouth nonprofits. Call for proposals May 30-July 5. http://communityprograms.uchicago.edu. communityprograms@uchicago.edu.
Download description and application at the website above.

The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications from community organizations for 2015-2016!

For more information:

https://news.uchicago.edu/article/2015/08/20/community-programs-accelerator-seeks-nonprofits-2015-2016-program-year

There will be in-person information sessions on September 2 & 16.

To RSVP: https://communityprograms.uchicago.edu/news/application-info-sessions-september-2nd-and-16th


Also, the Community Programs Education Series will resume on September 8 and 23 with workshops on Communications topics.

For more information and to RSVP: https://communityprograms.uchicago.edu/content/community-programs-education-series

More:

The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago is preparing to kick off its second year with a new, dedicated facility and a call for applications for programming.
Launched in May 2014, the accelerator aims to develop and strengthen nonprofits that are improving the health and vitality of local communities. Through partnerships with industry practitioners and connections to University resources, the program offers assistance tailored to an organization's needs, which may include office space, funding, coaching, strategic planning, consulting and board development.

The program seeks nonprofit organizations, preferably with 501c3 status, at any stage of development that serve at least one out of nine mid-South Side neighborhoods: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, South Shore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 2, and information sessions will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 and Sept. 16 and October 7 6 pm. at 5225 S. Cottage Grove, the Community Accelerator Workshop.

 

Arts and Business Council (A&BC) and allies Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA) and Audience Architects
70 E. Lake St. #500, 60601, 312 372-1876.
www.arsbiz-chicago.org
Nonprofits in the arts board and organizational development and resources. Grants to orgs. with budget of over $1 million per year.

ArtWorks

ArtworksChicago. Grants to small nonprofits including for space use and rental; seminars. Not local but puts on summer international art markets (with others) in Harper Court and funds small arts organizations including with arts space. Carl McKenzie. http://www.artworkschicago.com. http://www.artworksfund.org

Black United Fund of Illinois

Chair Robert Starks, Director Theresa Adams?
1809 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649. 773 324-0494
www.bufi.org, tadams@bufi.org

Makes small grants to non-for-profits, acts as a movement to improve quality of life based on local self-help with systematic mechanisms to rally resources for the African-American community.

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Executive Director Hoy McConnell, President Bill Farley
25 E. Washington, Suite 1415, 60602. 312641-5570, fax 312 641-5454
www.bpichicago.org
BPI is a public interest law and policy center dedicated to social justice and to enhancing the quality and life for all people living in the Chicago region. BPI' staff of lawyers and specialists uses litigation, research, advocacy, community organizing, and collaboration with civic, business, and community organizations. Focus: transforming segregated public housing, increate affordable housing, improve public education. Local directors included Leon and Marian Despres, staff included Zoe Mikva.

businessdiversity.uchicago.edu

Campus Catalyst

http://www.campuscatalyst.org.
A University of Chicago student-driven (mostly Booth School and Dept. of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy) consulting corps for nonprofits.

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Scott Bernstein President. 2125 W. North Avenue, 60647. 773 278-4800, 773 278-8198
www.cnt.org
Major, multi-faceted tying sustainability with many other neighborhood-successful facets. HPKCC has found them a great help and is working with their transit-oriented Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission (Jacky Grimshaw manager; Gin Kilgore).

Center for Neighborhoods

www.center4neighborhoods.org and www.center4neighborhoods.org/corridor_housing.htm

Center for Nonprofit Support, Advocacy, and Finance / Nonprofit Financial Center, Chicago Community Loan Fund, Chicago Jobs Council

29 E. Madison St., Suite 1700, 60602. NFC: 312 252-0420, fax 312 252-0099 www.NFConline.org. CCL: 312 252-0440, fax 312 252-0099, www.cclchicago.org. CJC: 312 252-0460, fax 312 252-0099, www.cjs.net (as of Dec. 1 the websites were "coming soon." ) Connected with Community Renewal Society (which see).
Winter 2003-2004 seminar/training schedule:
Mar. 2-30 5 days, Financial Management Institute
Apr. 13-May 18 6 days, Bookkeepers Institute
June 9-11, Annual Advance Financial Management Boot camp

Chicago Cares

http://www.chicagocares.org. Sends groups of volunteers, mostly from businesses, to do projects in places in communities.

Chicago Community Trust

111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1400, 60601. 312 616-8000.
www.cct.org
The Trust has been managing charitable funds since 1915, totaling $1.3 billion in assets funding $60 million annually in grants, and has spearheaded initiatives in education, housing, public welfare, social services and many other spheres.
The African American Legacy fund seeks grant inquiries by nonprofits.

Chicago Rehab Network

http://www.chicagorehab.org

Chicago Volunteer Network

http://www.chicagovolunteer.net/featureDetail.asp. To contact local providers: http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/1800Vol/vcindex.do?vcId=8468

City Year

Elizabeth Burns. eburns08@cityyear.org. http://www.cityyear.org. 312 375-6806.
City Year is an urban American Peace Corp, in some ways like Habitat for Humanity, with orgs with vol. team groups. It seeks to build democracy through volunteerism and entrepreneurship. Projects in our and nearby neighborhoods.

Civic Knowledge Project of the U of C Humanities Div.

With Graham School of General Studies offers courses, training and support of interest to arts (and other) organizations, providers, artists: Register at http://grahamschool.uchicago.edu. Contact Joanie Friedman or Bart Schultz. Has much more, including South Side Arts and Humanities Network. Location Walker Hall, 1125 E. 58th St. 773 834-3929. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu. Ask about Southside Arts and Humanities Network, Partnership for a Sustainable Chicago, others.

Commercial Club of Chicago, Civic Committee of The

http://www.commercialclubchicago.org/metropolis2020/index.html
Collaboratively issues many reports on the state of various aspects of civic and economic life and development of livable communities.


Community Investment Corporation

222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60606-6109
Tel. (312) 258-0070
www.cicchicago.com
Provides information and advocacy on a wide range of issues from homelessness to preservation/rehab, real estate, subsidies, affordable/attainable workforce housing, landlord/tenant relations, government actions that affect the above. It also funnels city money to housing affordable loans.

Community Media Workshop

http://www.newstips.org (posts information, papers for and about communities and their orgs.) Conducts workshops. Works through Columbia College and CAN-TV. 600 S. Michigan, Chicago IL 60615 312-369-6400 | fax 369-6404. cmw@newstips.org, curtis@newstips.org, http://www.communitymediaworkshop.org.
has many excellent seminars and conferences, including Making Media Connections (scholarships available). Visit http://www.newstips.org. Or email Maggie@newstips.org. You can also buy their magisterial directory and guidebook to Chicago Media.

Community Renewal Society

(One contact: Sonya A. Willis, 312 673-3813, fax. 312 427-6130
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 500, Chicago, Il 60604-4394

MOVING OCT. 25 2013 TO 111 W. Jackson, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604.
Tel. (312) 427-4830, (312) 588-0171. www.communityrenewalsociety.org
One off the oldest, and many find the best. Allied with Center for Nonprofit Support/Nonprofit Financial Center (see schedule there). Publishes The Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School Reform.

Community Service Center, University of Chicago

5525 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago IL 60637
(773) 753-GIVE (4483)
http://communityservice.uchicago.edu
Director: Wallace Goode, wgoode.uchicago.edu. Assistants include David Hays.
UCSC fosters an active culture of service and partnership between the university and community. Serving 2000 people a year, UCSC facilitates volunteerism, a data base of nonprofit employment, educational programming, and promotes service oriented policy including Service Days.
Summer Links internships in community organizations: David Hays, dhays@uchicago.edu

DePaul University Ms gr. John J. Egan Urban Center/New Chicago School of Community and Economic Development (NCS) (see also next)

25. E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60614-2216
http://www.depaul.edu/~euc
Intellectual and practice-based determination and application of strategies to break barriers to meaningful community and social redevelopment and revitalization.
Does formal reports, including on Olympics

Donor's Forum of Chicago

208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL 60604 312-578-0090
http://www.donorsforum.org
Information, research and tracking on grant providers and grants given. Many finders and publications are now online.

Egan Center- see DePaul

Executive Service Corps of Chicago

25 E. Washington [suite ? 1300?], 60604. 312 580-1840
The largest nonprofit provider of management and governance consulting services in Chicago. Aids governments, nonprofits and schools in improving their performance through consulting projects and performance coaching.

Friends of the Parks

17 N. State St. Ste. 1450. http://www.fotp.org. 312 857-2757. President Cassandra Francis. Board Chair Loren Moltz. Community and PACs Maria Stone x17.
Among many services are seed grants, workdays and plantings in parks, ecology, playground renovation, PAC set up and training, conferences, advocacy/issue help.

Harper Court Arts Council

Paula Jones President.
1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282.
www.harpercourt.com info@harpercourt.com

Established and to considerable degree funded by community residents in 1965 to build Harper Court shopping center. Main Purpose: Own, Operate and Maintain Harper Court shopping area (23 venues) and its vision as a special place for artisans and retail start-ups (being re-emphasized); hold and foster outdoor activities in Harper Court and host other nonprofits (formerly as the Community Art Fair ). The Arts Council was created by the Foundation in 1990. Harper Court is re-invigorating its role as a financial and other resource for arts and arts groups. These include The Arts Circle, a World Music Festival, hosting Spoken Word. At the end of 2008 the Council was soliciting proposals from small organizations for $1000 to $10,000.

Hyde Park Art Center

Executive Director Chuck Thurow. Crystal Pernell- communications and marketing, Kate Lorenz- program, Michelle Beckett-admin.
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-5520
www.hydeparkart.org. email example cpernell@hydeparkart.org. or info or generalinfo@
Purpose: Local and international arts center and forum promotes the visual arts through art classes, cutting-edge exhibitions, and community outreach. Collaborative and inventive approach to the arts. Non-collecting. HPAC is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate adn sustain the visual arts in Chicago; to fulfill this mission, the Center presents innovative exhibitions by primarily Chicago-rooted artists and actively pursues arts mentorship within the community it serves. It is the oldest alternative exhibition space in the City and boasts a long record of education and outreach programming.

Hyde Park Cultural Alliance (See also HyPa- Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture in Nonprofits.

Hyde Park Cultural Alliance. A collective of art and culture organizations in Hyde Park led by University of Chicago that works together to raise the visibility of each member organization as well as helping to promote Hyde Park as a cultural destination. Irene Sherr, Executive Director, Stephanie Papier President. http://www.campuscatalyst.org.ary Harvey. 773 795-0779,
cultural-leaders@listhost.uchicago.edu. See also in http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org.

The Cultural Alliance is a consortium that includes University of chicago (including Civic Knowledge's Southside Arts and Humanities Council of partnerships and the departments and museum), Hyde Park Jazz Society, Hyde Park Art Center, Little Black Pearl, Experimental Station, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and more. It seeks not only to promote but expand the creation as well as reduction on the arts and real cross-disciplinary collaborations and mixing of media and art with social and political endeavors.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce

Moved to 5501 S. Everett, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 288-0124, FAX (773) 288-0464
www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org, contact@hydeparkchamberchicago.org. Note, both website and email are new.
Executive Director: Wallace E. Goode, Jr. . President: Greg Teague, first vice president Greg Guttman, second vice president Susan J. Walker, secretary Snjezana Sego, treasurer Ken Sticken. Other members: Cheryl Bonander, Kathy Dusik, Joyce Feuer, Brad Jonas, Christ Nogulich, Michael McGuire, Jim Poueymirou, Jo Reizner, Duel Richardson, Rod Sawyer, Richard Spencer, (new), Jeanne Spurlock, Colette Steward, Laurel Stradford . [Note- this list may now be partially out of date.]

Hyde Park Kiwanis- disbanding. There is still a southeast chapter, Illinois Eastern Iowa Division and Kiwanis International.

Camille Hamilton-Doyle, Treasurer Jon Will, Secretary Rosemary Snow,
Mailing address 1509 E. 53rd St. Box 120, Chicago, IL 60615. Or contact 773 324-8645, roses92@sbcglobal.net. Jon Will
For more information about Kiwanis projects or to participate contact Jon Will at jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Nationally, Kiwanis.org.

Since 1921. We're a group of men and women, business and professional leaders of Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. It is non-sectarian, apolitical an non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!

Purpose: To raise money for charitable purposes locally and nationally, including Christmas gifts for local indigent children, supporting the Neighborhood Club, supporting a camp for disabled children, research in medicine related to children, and the 57th Street Children's Book Fair in September. And it fosters sociality and the business community. Watch for the peanut vendors several times a year-next September 24, 2004. Looking for young additions! Children can enter through the Builders and Key clubs.
"We're a group of men and women in Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. The Hyde Park Club dates from 1921 and is composed of business and professional leaders; it is non-sectarian, apolitical and non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!"
Activities:
-Support Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
-Cosponsor 4th on 53rd July community parade
-Support the Blue Gargoyle Youth Center's Tutorial Program
-Underwrite the board and room costs of a physically handicapped child at Kiwanis Twin Lakes summer camp
-Cosponsor the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
-Prepare food and gift baskets for needy families during the holiday
-Mentor a family from St. Martin De Porres battered women's center going off welfare
-Sponsor and actively support the Kenwood Academy and King High School Key Clubs

A recent activity was taking kids from St. Martin De Porres center to Universoul Circus.

Peanut Days, annual fundraiser for charities and projects in March at Seven Ten Pin.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference

1507 E. 53rd St., #404, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 288-8343
www.hydepark.org. Membership form. e-mail hpkcc@aol.com, President George Rumseyrumsey@aol.com

Purpose: Dedicated to maintaining and enhancing an attractive, secure, diverse, and caring community. It promotes participation of its residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations in programs and activities that advance the interests and concerns of the community and serves as a civic watchdog and facilitator of community conversation (through forums, mediation, internet and publications on those matters that affect neighborhood well-being.
Programs focus on development, schools, parks, transit, condo et al owners governance and issues needs, quality of life & safety, affordability, disabilities, environmental sustainability, participation in civic and development decision making, services to other nonprofits including the Garden Fair and Used Book Sale, website development (the main community website), The Conference Reporter (mailed to members). It conducts an ongoing series of public forums community meetings. Support, umbrella and some financial help to certain nonprofits.

Illinois Cultural Data Project

http://www.ilculturaldata.org or contact the Illinois CDP Help Desk at help@ilculturaldata.org or 1-866-99- ILCDP (1-866-994-5237).
A consortium of 10 of the largest foundations in Chicago to train organizations, provide easy records and reporting and document and track the arts. See the Seminars section below.

Illinois Funding Source (info not found)

Up to date information on Illinois funders plus foundation research and grant tracking for nonprofits. See also Donors' Forum above.

Illinois Humanities Council

17 N. State St. Chicago, IL, ste. 1400, 60602-3296. 312 422-5580. Illinois Humanities Council. 312 422-5580. Sponsors The Public Square- same email "prairie". Conducts "cafes", forums and discussions by trained facilitators in venues like the Experimental Station, Valois Cafeteria..., makes grants in the humanities. Dimitra Tasiouras, 17 N. State St., Suite 1400, 60602. 312 422-5580. info@prairie.org. events@prairie.org. http://www.prairie.org. Nonprofit and arts orgs. workshops.

Landmarks Illinois

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1315, Chicago, IL 60604-3562. www.Landmarks.org. Replacement for retiring David Bahlman being sought. Has worked to identify and highlight endangered structures in Hyde Park, provide landmark easement which secure properties, a partner in the all-party working group to find a Dept. of Interior consistent design for Promontory Point preservation and repair, jointly found an architect that developed an alternative plan to preserve and adapt Illinois Central Hospital, and more. It now has an online, peer-reviewed Guide to Restoration Resources, http://www.landmarks.org/restoration_resources.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

213 West Institute Place, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois 60610 | 312.649.4111. http://www.law-arts.org. Walks organizations through filings and much more.

Local Initiatives Support Center (LISC) See also Quad-New Communities.

www.lisc-cnda.org
www.lisc.org
www.newcommunities.org.

Ties in with a number of Chicago neighborhoods and helps them develop quality of life plans, coalitions, development and other TIFs and SSAs. Holistic.

MCIC- Metro Chicago Information Center

www.mcic.org. Online access to and organization of lots of public information (PPI), charts etc.; community and business info org.

Metropolitan Planning Council

www.metroplanning.org, www.growingsensibly.org , info@metroplanning.org.
MOVED TO 140 S. DEARBORN #1400 (MARQUETTE BLDG. 60603, 312 922 5616
Major an all aspects of its title. HPKCC has found them of great help.

Nonprofit Financial Center- see Center for Nonprofit Support (Community Renewal Society)

New address: 29 E. Madison, Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60602. 312 252-0420, fax 312 372-7062
www.NFConline.org

Philanthropy Center of Chicago
www.cod.edu/library/philanthropy/center, www.library.prairiestate.edu

Quad Communities Development/Local Initiatives (LISC) New Communities

4659 S. Cottage Grove. 268-7232. Susana Vasquez, Benita Johnson-Gabriel.
In http://www.newcommunities.org (try)
Works to develop and implement Quality of Life Plans and controlled development in the North Kenwood, Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Douglas areas. One of 23 areas where LISC has planning or community redevelopment programs.

Southside Arts and Humanities Network

1115 E. 58th St. 60637, 418- Joanie Friedman. 773 834-3929, joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. http://southside.uchicago.edu. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu. thenetwork@uchicago.edu.
A program of UC Division of Humanities Civic Knowledge Project, SAHN leverages the intellectual, spatial and technological resources of the University of Chicago and the city to benefit small arts and humanities on-profit organizations on the South Side of Chicago. We work toward that goal by offering free networking events, professional development workshops and space rental awards of up to $1,000. Ask for the new Directory.

South East Chicago Commission (SECC)

1511 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-6926. Fax 773 324-6685
Executive Director: Robert Mason e-mail secc1@sbcglobal.net
New website http://www.hydeparkchicago.org
Purpose: to monitor and improve public safety, housing, code enforcement and community development and planning. Funded and in part community arm of the University of Chicago. Founded in 1953. Services include a neighborhood beautification fund.

southsidepitch.com

Support Center of Chicago

215 N. Desplaines, 312 648-0995. www.cs-chicago.org
Builds and trains non-profits, much like Community Renewal Society.

The University of Chicago

The portals are numerous for those who fit the University's outreach program. See in Community Resources, UC and Schools/Education, University and Community, University outreach. Check also with the Medical Center (http://uchospitals.edu). Note also SECC grants. Link to Office of Civic Engagement is http://oca.uchicago.edu/working-together.

University of Illinois Community Scholars program

Community scholars or experts get to use a team of 6 grad students from their Urban Planning Dept. on a research and activism project.

Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation

855 E. 63rd St. 773 363-4300. Mattie Butler, Executive Director. Laura Lane. Runs New Communities-Woodlawn.
http://www.npc-woodlawn.org.
Works with and through Woodlawn Organization,also University of Chicago, LISC New Communities to develop and implement Community Quality of Life Plan. Has a jobs tracking program.

Other business and civic organizations sponsor, promote or award for arts:
Consult Cultural Resources. These include
Court Theatre, Museum of Science and Industry, Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art.

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An expanded list including community-builders (don't neglect business schools and university classes that adopt you and build your case into a model.)

 

A+ Illinois

25 E. Washington st., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60602. 312 877-APLUSIL,
www.aplusillinois.org.
Works with Metropolitan Planning Council on schools, tax reform and other topics

Art and Business Council

70 E. Lake St. #500, 60601, 312 372-1876.
www.arsbiz-chicago.org
Nonprofits in the arts board and organizational development and resources. Grants to orgs. with budget of over $1 million per year.

Black United Fund of Illinois

Chair Robert Starks, Director Theresa Adams?
1809 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649. 773 324-0494
www.bufi.org, tadams@bufi.org

Makes small grants to non-for-profits, acts as a movement to improve quality of life based on local self-help with systematic mechanisms to rally resources for the African-American community.

Boeing Corporation

Has a Foundation or division that assists in developing business plans for nonprofits including in the arts. 100 North Riverside, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-1596. ?http://www.boeing.com.

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Executive Director Hoy McConnell, President Bill Farley
25 E. Washington, Suite 1415, 60602. 312641-5570, fax 312 641-5454
www.bpichicago.org
BPI is a public interest law and policy center dedicated to social justice and to enhancing the quality and life for all people living in the Chicago region. BPI' staff of lawyers and specialists uses litigation, research, advocacy, community organizing, and collaboration with civic, business, and community organizations. Focus: transforming segregated public housing, increate affordable housing, improve public education. Local directors included Leon and Marian Despres, staff included Zoe Mikva.

Campaign for Better Transit

Bob Squires under John Paul Jones. 407 S. Dearborn, 13th fl. , 60604. 312 253-0242 www.bettertransit.com. info@bettertransit.com, bssquires@bettertransit.com, jpjones@bettertransit.com
Part of Neighborhood Capital Budget Group. Seeks regional/multi-neighborhood coalitions around issues or agencies. HPKCC has worked with them.

Campus Catalyst

A University of Chicago student-driven (mostly Booth School and Dept. of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy) consulting corps for nonprofits. More.

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Scott Bernstein President. 2125 W. North Avenue, 60647. 773 278-4800, 773 278-8198
www.cnt.org
Major, multi-faceted tying sustainability with many other neighborhood-successful facets. HPKCC has found them a great help and is working with their transit-oriented Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission (Jacky Grimshaw manager; Gin Kilgore).

Center for Neighborhoods

www.center4neighborhoods.org and www.center4neighborhoods.org/corridor_housing.htm

Center for Nonprofit Support, Advocacy, and Finance / Nonprofit Financial Center, Chicago Community Loan Fund, Chicago Jobs Council

29 E. Madison St., Suite 1700, 60602. NFC: 312 252-0420, fax 312 252-0099 www.NFConline.org. CCL: 312 252-0440, fax 312 252-0099, www.cclchicago.org. CJC: 312 252-0460, fax 312 252-0099, www.cjs.net (as of Dec. 1 the websites were "coming soon." ) Connected with Community Renewal Society (which see).
Winter 2003-2004 seminar/training schedule:
Mar. 2-30 5 days, Financial Management Institute
Apr. 13-May 18 6 days, Bookkeepers Institute
June 9-11, Annual Advance Financial Management Boot camp

Chicago Community Trust

111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1400, 60601. 312 616-8000.
www.cct.org
The Trust has been managing charitable funds since 1915, totaling $1.3 billion in assets funding $60 million annually in grants, and has spearheaded initiatives in education, housing, public welfare, social services and many other spheres.
The African American Legacy fund seeks grant inquiries by nonprofits.

Chicago Cares

http://www.chicagocares.org. Sends groups of volunteers, mostly from businesses, to do projects in places in communities.

Chicago Community Ventures (CCV)

Online and other technical assistance in business plans, procurement, development and financial, loans to small businesses and communities.
105 W. Adams, Ste. 2300, 60603. http://www.chiventures.org.

Chicago Rehab Network

http://www.chicagorehab.org

Chicago Transit Coalition (info pending)

Chicago Volunteer Network

http://www.chicagovolunteer.net/featureDetail.asp. To contact local providers: http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/1800Vol/vcindex.do?vcId=8468

City Year

Elizabeth Burns. eburns08@cityyear.org. http://www.cityyear.org. 312 375-6806.
City Year is an urban American Peace Corp, in some ways like Habitat for Humanity, with orgs with vol. team groups. It seeks to build democracy through volunteerism and entrepreneurship. Projects in our and nearby neighborhoods.

Civic Knowledge Project of the U of C Humanities Div.

With Graham School of General Studies offers courses, training and support of interest to arts (and other) organizations, providers, artists: Register at http://grahamschool.uchicago.edu. Contact Joannie Friedman or Bart Schultz. Has much more, including South Side Arts and Humanities Network. Location Walker Hall, 1125 E. 58th St. 773 834-3929. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.

Commercial Club of Chicago, Civic Committee of The

http://www.commercialclubchicago.org/metropolis2020/index.html
Collaboratively issues many reports on the state of various aspects of civic and economic life and development of livable communities.


Community Investment Corporation

222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60606-6109
Tel. (312) 258-0070
www.cicchicago.com
Provides information and advocacy on a wide range of issues from homelessness to preservation/rehab, real estate, subsidies, affordable/attainable workforce housing, landlord/tenant relations, government actions that affect the above. It also funnels city money to housing affordable loans.

Community Media Workshop

http://www.newstips.org (posts information, papers for and about communities and their orgs.) Conducts workshops. Works through Columbia College and CAN-TV. 600 S. Michigan, Chicago IL 60615 312-369-6400 | fax 369-6404. cmw@newstips.org, curtis@newstips.org, http://www.communitymediaworkshop.org.

Community Renewal Society

(One contact: Sonya A. Willis, 312 673-3813, fax. 312 427-6130
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 500, Chicago, Il 60604-4394

Tel. (312) 427-4830, (312) 588-0171
www.communityrenewalsociety.org
One off the oldest, and many find the best. Allied with Center for Nonprofit Support/Nonprofit Financial Center (see schedule there). Publishes The Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School Reform.

Congress for the New Urbanism

www.cnu.org

DePaul University Ms gr. John J. Egan Urban Center/New Chicago School of Community and Economic Development (NCS) (see also next)

25. E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60614-2216
http://www.depaul.edu/~euc
Intellectual and practice-based determination and application of strategies to break barriers to meaningful community and social redevelopment and revitalization.

Designs for Change

814 S. Western, Chicago, IL 60612. 312 236-7252.
http://www.designsforchange.org
Primarily researches and lobbies schools and school issues including local control, but other topics as well.

Donor's Forum

208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL 60604 312-578-0090
http://www.donorsforum.org
Information, research and tracking on grant providers and grants given. Many finders and publications are now online.

Executive Service Corps of Chicago

25 E. Washington [suite ? 1300?], 60604. 312 580-1840
The largest nonprofit provider of management and governance consulting services in Chicago. Aids governments, nonprofits and schools in improving their performance through consulting projects and performance coaching.

Grassroots Fundraising Journal/Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Grassroots Institute for Fundraisng Training. grassrootsfundraising.org. Tips, reviewed weblinks.

Heartland Institute

www.Heartland.org
. Think and advocacy tank.

Illinois Funding Source

Up to date information on Illinois funders plus foundation research and grant tracking for nonprofits. See also Donors' Forum above.

Illinois Humanities Council

17 N. State St. Chicago, IL, ste. 1400, 60602-3296. 312 422-5580. Illinois Humanities Council. 312 422-5580. Sponsors The Public Square- same email "prairie". Conducts "cafes", forums and discussions by trained facilitators in venues like the Experimental Station, Valois Cafeteria..., makes grants in the humanities. Dimitra Tasiouras, 17 N. State St., Suite 1400, 60602. 312 422-5580. info@prairie.org. events@prairie.org. http://www.prairie.org. Nonprofit and arts orgs. workshops.

Landmarks Illinois

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1315, Chicago, IL 60604-3562. www.Landmarks.org. Replacement for retiring David Bahlman being sought. Has worked to identify and highlight endangered structures in Hyde Park, provide landmark easement which secure properties, a partner in the all-party working group to find a Dept. of Interior consistent design for Promontory Point preservation and repair, jointly found an architect that developed an alternative plan to preserve and adapt Illinois Central Hospital, and more. It now has an online, peer-reviewed Guide to Restoration Resources, http://www.landmarks.org/restoration_resources.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

213 West Institute Place, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois 60610 | 312.649.4111. http://www.law-arts.org. Walks organizations through filings and much more.

Lincoln Land Policy Institute

www.lincolninst.edu

Local Initiatives Support Center (LISC)

www.lisc-cnda.org
www.lisc.org
www.newcommunities.org.

MAGIC. Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization.

Joe Strickland. 950 E. 61st St. 773 684-9342.

Metropolitan Planning Council

www.metroplanning.org, www.growingsensibly.org , info@metroplanning.org.
MOVED TO 140 S. DEARBORN #1400 (MARQUETTE BLDG. 60603, 312 922 5616
Major an all aspects of its title. HPKCC has found them of great help.

Metropolis 2020/Commercial Club of Chicago, Civic Committee of The

http://www.commercialclubchicago.org/metropolis2020/index.html

Metro Seniors in Action

28 E. Jackson, Suite 710, 60604, 312 341-4733
Multifaceted advocacy org and coalition of community groups. Several Hyde Parkers involved.

National Training and Information Center/National People's Action

810 N. Milwaukee, 60622, 312 243-3035
Important periodical

Neighborhood Capital Budget Group

Out of business.

News Tips see /Community Media Workshop

Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60606
www.newstips.org
Runs conferences on how to get media coverage.

Nonprofit Financial Center- see Center for Nonprofit Support (Community Renewal Society)

New address: 29 E. Madison, Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60602. 312 252-0420, fax 312 372-7062
www.NFConline.org

Ounce of Prevention Fund
www.ounceofprevention.org

Partners In Community Building

Bobbi Ball, Executive Director
Partners In Community Building
3424 S. State St. Ste 1 F6-1, Chicago, IL 60616
Bobbi Ball @ 312 328-0873, fax 312 328-0879
http://www.picbchicago.org


PICB is a housing resource center with available affordable single family housing and shared housing with informational resources for maintaining housing and financial literacy for youth thru adults. PICB partners with banks in the Chicago area to offer banking at school to grammar thru college students that improve reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

The Partnership for New Communities

111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601 312.616.6680 phone 312.616.6685 fax info@thepartnershipfornewcommunities.org. http://
www.thepartnershipfornewcommunities.org/
Its primary goal is to support and facilitate CHA's Plan for Transformation and help it work well in communities. Often works with Metropolitan Planning Council.

Philanthropy Center of Chicago
www.cod.edu/library/philanthropy/center, www.library.prairiestate.edu

PLANetizen

www.planetizen.com

Preservation Chicago

http://www.preservationchicago.org

Sacred Places

http://www.sacredplaces.org/. Andrew at 866-796-0297. Helps with and runs seminars on upkeep and restoration of sacred spaces and structures.

Support Center of Chicago

215 N. Desplaines, 312 648-0995. www.cs-chicago.org
Builds and trains non-profits, much like Community Renewal Society.

Taproot Foundation

Consulting grants, assistance for nonprofits. http://www.taprootfoundation.org/npo.

We the People

2411 S. Ashland, 773 529-9900, Social Service 800 548-9343
www.wethepeoplemedia.org
Gabriel Piemonte one contact.
A wide range of South Side programs from social, training and informational to coalition building and advocacy
.

The Woodstock Institute, including Every Block Chicago

www.woodstockinst.org. http://www.everyblock.com (/foreclosures).

 

Some seminars etc. in the area, and link to state law; articles about:

About Campus Catalyst

Shorebank holds seminars for nonprofits:

3401 S. King, ShoreBank Bronzeville Branch. RSVP 773 420-5136 or lyndee_lloyd@sbk.com

Here is the website for state law governing nonprofits:

805 ILCS 105/ General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986.
or
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2280&ChapAct=805%26nbsp%
3BILCS%26nbsp%3B105%2F&ChapterID=65&ChapterName=BUSINESS+ORGANIZATIONS&ActName=
General+Not+For+Profit+Corporation+Act+of+1986%2E

Many organizations have nonprofit workshops. One is Community Renewal Society (above). Also check out Art Works, Civic Knowledge, Partnership for Sustainable Chicago, Southside Arts and Humanities Network.

Spertus Institute offers seminars to courses (likely also DePaul). 610 S. Michigan 60605, 312 322-1726, http://www.spertus.edu/nonprofit.

Community Media Workshop has many excellent seminars and conferences, including Making Media Connections (scholarships available). Visit http://www.newstips.org. Or email Maggie@newstips.org. You can also buy their magisterial directory and guidebook to Chicago Media.

May 18 kickoff for Illinois Cultural Data Project (Illinois CPD)-- training sponsored by the big 10 Chicago Foundations.

Illinois Cultural Data Project kickoff and trainings
Dear Arts and Cultural Colleagues,
We would like to remind you of the May 1, 2009 launch of the Illinois Cultural Data Project (Illinois CDP), a powerful management tool for arts and cultural organizations. This unique system will, at no cost, allow arts managers and artistic leaders to understand and analyze their organization’s financial performance and situation easily and intuitively. By participating in the Illinois CDP, you will be part of a successful and growing project that will allow researchers and the arts community as a whole to better articulate and provide evidence for the sector’s assets and needs, as well as its contributions to the state and the country. By completing the online form annually, you will also be able to generate reports to be submitted to grantmakers with the click of a button.
Learn more about the Illinois CDP at www.ilculturaldata.org.
Please review the training session schedule below and register for one of the upcoming sessions. Feel free to contact the Illinois CDP Help Desk at 1-866-99-ILCDP (1-866-994-5237) or help@ilculturaldata.org.
We hope you will join us at a training session and learn more about how the CDP can provide valuable tools for your organization.

Join us for the Illinois CDP Kickoff Event!
Chicago Cultural Center
May 15, 9:30 am

Get the most from the Illinois CDP.
Attend a free training session.
These important training sessions will show you and your staff how to enter data into the Illinois CDP and use its powerful reporting features. Refreshments will be served.
May 18-19, 2009: Chicago & Chicago Metro
Chicago Loop
May 18, 3:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Evanston
May 19, 9:00 am
Noyes Cultural Art Center

June 22-24, 2009: Chicago & Chicago Metro
Chicago North
June 22, 5:30 pm
Steppenwolf Rehearsal Space

Chicago Loop
June 23, 9:30 am
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago South
June 23, 4:00 pm
Hyde Park Art Center

The Center for Nonprofit Success is pleased to invite you to
attend the Chicago Nonprofit Leadership Series. The Series
addresses the most pressing challenges facing nonprofit leaders,
and takes place monthly from June through December 2009. Each
seminar features 2-3 speakers and will explore different areas of
nonprofit management ranging from strategic planning to executive
transition. For nonprofits who are interested in learning about
best practices, these sessions are not to be missed.

The first session on how to build a strong and healthy board of
directors is taking place on Thursday, June 18, from 8:00
AM - 12:00 PM. You can register for it as well as the other
sessions in the series by going to:
http://www.cfnps.org/Chicago_Nonprofit_Leadership_Series_01.aspx

About Campus Catalyst

UC Chronicle, May 28, 2009. By Deva Woodly.

What started as a non-profit organization and student club, organized by two habitual volunteers, quickly evolved into a for-credit course and eventually expanded its reach fro a North Side campus to the University's South Side. Molly Day, a 207 graduate of Northwestern University, and fellow classmate Kunao Modi created Campus Catalyst, whose volunteers are committed to helping the non-profit sector thrive. The program's expansion to Chicago' campus proved successful, and Campus Catalyst is now offered as a course in the Social Sciences Division through the undergraduate major in Public Policy Studies.

Campus Catalyst recruits student volunteers to learn the basics of non-profit management in seminar style courses, while working with a non-profit client who has laid out an organization's needs in an application. "Our students are not experts," Day said, "but they are trained to be problem solvers, and that's what the non-profits need to do."

Irene Sherr, Executive Director of the Hyde Park Cultural Alliance and a client of Campus Catalyst, raves about the group. "They're full of ideas, and they are al so tech savvy. They're building a web site for my organization, and I've been very impressed with the caliber and dedication of the students."

According to Day, the purpose of Campus Catalyst is twofold, "First to build the capacity of local non-profits. To help them grow and allow them to be more effective. Second, it is meant to empower the next generation of leaders and keep them involved in civic engagement." A lifelong volunteer, Day believed that the skills and talents were under-utilized in the community. While volunteering, she observed, "a group of college students would be there dishing out soup at a soup kitchen, which is great, but so often at the same time that organization was struggling to sustain a functioning business model."

Debra Schwartz, an expert in non-profit finance and a 14-year veteran fo the MacArthur Foundation, is the course instructor for Campus Catalyst participants. She first encountered the program as a guest speaker. "I was taken with the energy and excitement of the students. I was impressed that the program asked them to engage with the non-profit sector not just as volunteers, but also with an interest in them as institutions. That is very unique."

Schwartz also was drawn to the program because it encouraged hands-on learning . "I felt it was really important that the students not only do a basic survey of topics in the literature, but also get out there and work with actual organizations. It creates a respect for the challenges and opportunities that exist at non-profits in the real world . It's hard work, and this course allows them to learn by doing," said Schwarz.

Since its inception just two years ago, Campus Catalyst has enrolled 95 undergraduates, 25 graduate-student mentors and 20 non-profit organizations. Students taking the class devote between 10 and 20 hour to coursework and weekly meetings with graduate student mentors at Chicago Booth and the Harris School, as well as with their client organizations.

For the students it seems to be a deeply practical experience. Bryan Ho, a third-year in the College, described the process of working through a development plan with one of the non-profit clients: "we started out with grand ideas about revolutionizing everything--IT, infrastructure, marketing, but as things go on and you realize you only have 10 weeks, the scope becomes narrower." This ability to refine the scope of the projects is important, said Schwartz. "The students have really rolled up their sleeves and tried to fashion useful work products. That means they have to take the time to really look at themselves and utilize what they bring to the table."

Day hopes Campus Catalyst inspires students to stay involved with non-profits even if they decide to pursue other kings of careers. "It's about staying engaged. Not just as teh program officer or director of a non-profit, but as an effective member of the board, a community supporter, a donor or a regular volunteer. all of these positions help make the non-profit sector strong.

Schwartz, who has nearly 30 years of experience working with non-profits, notes "there will be an enormous transition in the next few years as many of teh people heading up non-profits retire. However, sh added, "the earnestness and level of creativity and interest that these students show makes me very optimistic for the future."