$20 ACN Members |$30 Nonmembers
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We are excited to celebrate our 32nd year as an association supporting consultants who are committed to serving the nonprofit community.  Our consultants help hundreds of nonprofits each year reach their missions, and help increase the capacity of the sector overall. 

Join us to hear about the state of the association, thank our outgoing board members and welcome our incoming board. Please note voting will take place ahead of the annual meeting by a virtual vote.

Nonprofit sector professionals will share their stories of inspiration from the past year. We will also have several networking breakout sessions to connect with fellow members and guests.

What has inspired YOU this past year? 
Share your story with us.



Featured Presenter: 
Monique Brunson Jones, LCSW
Executive Director, Forefront

Monique B. Jones, LCSW is a visionary leader with an extensive background in mental health, violence prevention, philanthropy, and gender & racial equity. With over 20 years of experience in her career, her civic interests span the intersections where the lives of those most vulnerable fall victim to structural oppression and inequity. Monique most recently served as the President & CEO at the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF), making her the second CEO and first African American since its founding in 1986. During her tenure, she was successful in diversifying the board, staff, and community investments to reflect the voices of the community.

Previous to ECF Monique served as Director of Programs for the Chicago Foundation for Women, leading the establishment of the 100% Project for gender equity. She also served as the Director of Violence Prevention for the Cook County Department of Public Health and Clinical Director for the Jane Addams Hull House Association. Monique is a graduate of The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a B.A in Social Work and The University of Texas at Austin with a M.S. in Social Work. She completed the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management executive program at the Harvard School of Business. In her self-care moments, she enjoys running with her Peloton Tread family, golfing, sewing, and showing appreciation for life with her husband, daughter, and Yorkie in Chicago.

Kelly Short
Senior Vice President, Campbell & Company

Kelly joined Campbell & Company from Competitive Insights, a media analysis firm focusing on the technology and other business sectors. While there, she managed the strategic and tactical design of new business programs, developed products, conducted competitive analysis and provided clients with strategic counsel. Prior to Competitive Insights, Kelly served as an Assistant Account Executive at Ketchum Public Relations, developing comprehensive media materials and working with the media.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in English and Computer Applications. While at Notre Dame, she served as the President of the university chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Hillary Dale
Consultant, BDO FMA

Hillary Dale is an experienced nonprofit management professional with significant experience in international operations and nonprofit financial management. Hillary started her career as a US Peace Corps volunteer then worked in program management supporting international NGOs and UN agencies before transitioning to her current role in consulting. She now lives in Chicago and supports nonprofits across the country through financial management consulting and capacity building. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Masters of Public Administration from New York University.

Talla Saghafi Mountjoy
Principal, Talla Mountjoy Consulting LLC

Born in the US to parents who left Iran in the wake of the Islamic Revolution, Talla grew up in a unique household invigorated by American grit yet steeped in the rich traditions of Iran. The contrasting experiences between her family in the US and in Iran shaped her entire worldview. It’s being witness to such disparities that drive her commitment to break down barriers and give people access to opportunities.

As a consultant, she brings 10+ years of experience working at Deloitte, where she built a wealth of knowledge across strategy and operations consulting, brand management, sponsorship marketing, and digital technologies. She also received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a focus in entrepreneurship, general management, and finance. At her firm, she focuses on strategy, marketing & communications, and organizational development.

Arthur Padilla
Senior Managing Partner, StrataG.works

Arthur is a nonprofit CEO, facilitator, and fundraiser with 25 years in nonprofit organizational development. He specializes in community support systems, social services, and community-based solutions. Arthur has conducted numerous program evaluations for large multi-stakeholder initiatives nationwide.

He has over 20 years of experience as a strategic planner and especially skilled at Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access assessment and planning. He has expertise in leadership development training for boards of directors; diversity competencies training programs; evaluations to strengthen organizations; policy analysis on equity issues affecting communities throughout the United States; coalition-building strategies to promote change within local or regional governments that disproportionally affect minority populations.


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