UPCOMING EVENTS

We are excited to present additional sponsorship packages and levels to our supporters! Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information.

    • 02/05/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Forefront Library, 208 S LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    9:30am-10:30am

    Forefront Library, 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues. This is a great opportunity to share a business card, an idea, or a casual conversation with fellow nonprofit professionals, while learning how Forefront can help you achieve your mission. Added bonus - coffee and pastries will be served.


    • 02/06/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 20 N. Clark, 6th Floor Conference Room, Chicago
    • 22
    Register

    Demystifying Impact Evaluation – Measuring the Good that We do

    February 6, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    20 N. Clark, 6th Floor Conference Room

    Nonprofits and nonprofit consultants work hard to create a positive impact in the world. But how do we connect that longer-term impact to our everyday activities? And how can we efficiently measure it in a way that is also meaningful to our funders and other key stakeholders?

    In this hands-on workshop, experienced data and evaluation consultant, Monica Kaiser of Kaiser Group Inc. will engage us in activities that help demystify impact evaluation. We will get a better understanding of what impacts are (and are not!), how to measure success and progress towards those impacts, and what factors to consider when planning data collection. You will also gain take-away tools that can be of use whether you want to measure your own impact or be an informed participant in your agencies’ processes.

    This event is open to both nonprofit consultants and nonprofit leaders.

    Monica Kaiser of Kaiser Group, Inc. is a data and evaluation consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with nonprofits serving low-income children and families. Her evaluation work has been featured at research and practitioner conferences as well as by the Harvard Family Research Project and American Youth Policy Forum. In addition to designing and conducting evaluations, she specializes in training nonprofit staff on best practices for data planning, collection and interpretation. Her goal is to help organizations integrate data into their program improvement and fundraising efforts. After many years in Los Angeles, she recently returned to her hometown of Chicago and is excited to be an ACN member and part of the support network for Chicago nonprofits.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
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    for more information.

    Interested in exploring sponsorship for events such as these? Have questions regarding the program? Contact Kim Branch or call 312-940-4008 for more information.

    By registering to participate in this event, I hereby acknowledge and agree that the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) or its agents may take photographs and/or video of me during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for ACN marketing or promotional purposes without further compensation to me. All such photos and videos are the sole property of ACN. 

    • 03/04/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Forefront Library, 208 S LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    9:30am-10:30am

    Forefront Library, 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues. This is a great opportunity to share a business card, an idea, or a casual conversation with fellow nonprofit professionals, while learning how Forefront can help you achieve your mission. Added bonus - coffee and pastries will be served.


    • 03/12/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Spring ACN Happy Hour

    March 12, 2020

    5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Join your fellow ACN members and guests and partake in a night full of networking and drinks! 

    Questions? Please contact Tricia Fusilero.

    execdirector@acnconsult.org | 312-940-4008

    By registering to participate in this event, I hereby acknowledge and agree that the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) or its agents may take photographs and/or video of me during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for ACN marketing or promotional purposes without further compensation to me. All such photos and videos are the sole property of ACN. 

    • 04/08/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Forefront Library, 208 S LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    9:30am-10:30am

    Forefront Library, 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues. This is a great opportunity to share a business card, an idea, or a casual conversation with fellow nonprofit professionals, while learning how Forefront can help you achieve your mission. Added bonus - coffee and pastries will be served.


    • 04/16/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 20 N. Clark St., 6th Floor Conference Room Chicago, IL 60602
    • 57
    Register


    Spring ACN Educational Program

    April 16, 2020

    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Topic and Speaker TBA

    Interested in exploring sponsorship for events such as these? Have questions regarding the program? Contact Tricia Fusilero - execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008 for more information.

    By registering to participate in this event, I hereby acknowledge and agree that the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) or its agents may take photographs and/or video of me during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for ACN marketing or promotional purposes without further compensation to me. All such photos and videos are the sole property of ACN. 

    • 05/06/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • TBD
    Register

    Spring ACN Coffee Connection

    May 6, 2020

    8:00 - 9:30 AM

    Join your fellow ACN members and guests and partake in a morning full of networking and coffee! 

    Questions? Please contact Tricia Fusilero.

    execdirector@acnconsult.org | 312-940-4008

    By registering to participate in this event, I hereby acknowledge and agree that the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) or its agents may take photographs and/or video of me during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for ACN marketing or promotional purposes without further compensation to me. All such photos and videos are the sole property of ACN. 


    • 05/06/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Forefront Library, 208 S LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    9:30am-10:30am

    Forefront Library, 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues. This is a great opportunity to share a business card, an idea, or a casual conversation with fellow nonprofit professionals, while learning how Forefront can help you achieve your mission. Added bonus - coffee and pastries will be served.


    • 06/03/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Forefront Library, 208 S LaSalle Street, #1535, Chicago

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    9:30am-10:30am

    Forefront Library, 208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues. This is a great opportunity to share a business card, an idea, or a casual conversation with fellow nonprofit professionals, while learning how Forefront can help you achieve your mission. Added bonus - coffee and pastries will be served.


    • 06/16/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Maggianos - 516 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL 60654
    ACN Annual Meeting
    June 16, 2020

    9:30 - 11:30 AM

    We are excited to be celebrating our 31st 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.
     
    ACN’s Annual Meeting attracts approximately 100 professionals who come to learn, network, and form lasting business connections.  Attendees include ACN member consultants, prospective members, sponsors, and nonprofit organization leaders.

    We are in the planning stages for our 31st Annual Meeting. Details will be added as they become available.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. VIEW HERE

    If you are interested in sponsoring the Annual Meeting and having your brand seen by over 2,000 people, please contact Kim Branch at kim@corpevent.com or 312-940-4008

    General questions? Please contact Tricia Fusilero.
    execdirector@acnconsult.org | 312-940-4008

    By registering to participate in this event, I hereby acknowledge and agree that the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) or its agents may take photographs and/or video of me during the event and may use those photographs and recordings for ACN marketing or promotional purposes without further compensation to me. All such photos and videos are the sole property of ACN. 


Past events

01/08/2020 January Forefront Member Coffee Hour
12/12/2019 ACN Coffee Connection with a Literary Twist
12/11/2019 December Forefront Member Coffee Hour
11/14/2019 Making Your Story Stand Out to Media in 2020
11/13/2019 November Forefront Member Coffee Hour
10/10/2019 Connecting for Good Afterhours with Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago
10/02/2019 October Forefront Member Coffee Hour
09/19/2019 Understanding Social Enterprise: Models, Funding and Legal Structures
09/10/2019 Connecting for Good Coffee with Giving DuPage
09/04/2019 September Forefront Member Coffee Hour
08/07/2019 August Forefront Member Coffee House
07/10/2019 July Forefront Member Coffee Hour
06/12/2019 Forefront Member Coffee Hour
05/30/2019 ACN's 30th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting
04/18/2019 April Program: Connect & Engage With Your Target Market: Networking & Social Media Marketing
04/18/2019 New Member Orientation - April
04/10/2019 ACN Happy Hour in Deerfield
02/21/2019 ACN's February Program: Dealing with Challenging Clients: How do you do it? Strategies and Skill Share for ACN Members and Guests!
02/21/2019 New Member Orientation - February
01/09/2019 ACN Happy Hour
12/13/2018 ACN Coffee Hour: Oak Park
12/06/2018 ACN Coffee Hour: Evanston
11/15/2018 ACN's November Program: Design Thinking for Consultants & Nonprofits | Experience how this user-centered process helps organizations improve their impact.
11/15/2018 New Member Orientation - November
10/17/2018 ACN Happy Hour: An evening of networking and fun
09/20/2018 ACN's September Program: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act… What do you mean every NFP organization will be affected?
09/20/2018 New Member Orientation - September
06/01/2018 ACN 2018 Annual Meeting
05/16/2018 ACN Happy Hour: An evening of informal networking and fun
04/19/2018 Spring Program: Engaging Your Audiences in Your Organization's Story: Why Video and Social Media Are Important
04/11/2018 New Member Orientation - April 11, 2018
03/21/2018 Happy Hour: An evening of informal networking and fun
03/20/2018 ACN Happy Hour: An evening of informal networking and fun
02/15/2018 Winter Program: "Growing Together: Growing Yourself and Your Practice"
01/10/2018 ACN Happy Hour: An evening of informal networking and fun
11/16/2017 Fall Program: VOICE OF THE CLIENT: Nurturing Meaningful Relationships -- Nonprofits, Funders and Consultants
10/24/2017 Happy Hour at WeWork
10/11/2017 New Member Orientation - October 11, 2017
09/14/2017 Fall Program: "In Collaboration with ACN: Obtaining, Maintaining and Growing Meaningful Relationships with Clients"
06/02/2017 ACN 2017 Annual Meeting
05/24/2017 Metropolitan Club Happy Hour
04/20/2017 Sharing Back Office Services to Add Significant Values for NPO's
03/22/2017 Metropolitan Club Coffee Event
02/16/2017 Managing Your Projects and Workflow
01/11/2017 Met Club Happy Hour
11/17/2016 Fall Program: "Voice of the Client - Effective Collaboration with Consultants"
11/15/2016 WEBINAR! Finding, Hiring, and Working with Consultants
10/26/2016 Metropolitan Club Coffee
09/22/2016 Collaboration within ACN: The How, The Why & The Who!

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