UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    • 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 - 7:00 PM
    • One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
    • 32
    Register

    Connecting for Good Happy Hour
    Co-Hosted with Evanston Community Foundation


    March 12, 2020
    5:30 - 7:00 PM
    One Rotary Center | 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

    We are excited to co-host this Connecting for Good event with Evanston Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization established in 1986, right around the same time that ACN was formed! Their mission statement is: Helping Evanston thrive now and forever as a just, vibrant, and inclusive community, the Evanston Community Foundation builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good.

    Join fellow ACN members, Evanston Community Foundation leaders and guests in a night of networking with like-minded members of the nonprofit sector.

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    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
    Click here
     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.

    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. 

    • 03/25/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Nature's Best Cafe 1904 Brookdale Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
    • 55
    Register

    Connecting for Good Coffee
    in DuPage County

    March 25, 2020
    9:00 - 10:30 AM
    Nature's Best Cafe
    1904 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563

    Calling all nonprofit professionals! Gather together for coffee and conversation with Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) members.  

    Do you have a project that needs to get done, but not the manpower to accomplish it? Hiring a consultant to serve your organization could be your answer. Choosing a consultant can be an affordable option - come learn how!

    Gather information about ACN's educational and networking events and workshops on topics such as funding, marketing, human resource needs and much more!

    Thank you to our sponsor of this program!

    If you are interested in co-sponsoring this event or another upcoming event, please contact Kim Branch at Kim@CorpEvent.com or call 312-940-4008.

    Make an impact. Become a sponsor!
    Click here for more information.

    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
    • Porte Brown 845 Oakton St, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    • 45
    Register


    How to Run Your Nonprofit Like a For-Profit

    April 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Porte Brown 845 Oakton St, Elk Grove Village, IL

    There is a perception among some in the nonprofit world that making a profit doesn’t match up with the altruistic mission of a nonprofit organization. That the organization should succeed on its merits and purpose alone. But is this sustainable? In this workshop we will dig into why you may want to incorporate some of the management and operational styles of a traditional for-profit business and what results these changes can have on your
    organization.

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

    Megan Angle, CPA has over 11 years of experience with Not-for-Profit clients at Porte Brown. Prior to joining the Porte Brown team upon her graduation from Judson University, Megan had 4 years of industry experience working for a Not-for-Profit organization while completing her college education. As such, she brings a unique perspective to her audit work. Megan is currently working on completing her Masters of Nonprofit Administration with a focus in Organizational Development and Fundraising Management. Megan's experiences and knowledge have provided her the opportunity to be a frequent speaker on Board Governance and Financial Management. Recent speaking engagements include featured speaker bi-annually at Board Governance Training and other Workshops throughout the year sponsored by Arts & Business Council of Chicago and the Illinois CPA Society. Megan serves as a President of the Tri-Town YMCA as well as a board member of her local chamber of commerce. Megan also serves as Committee Chair of the Illinois CPA Society's Not for Profit Committee and a member of Committee Structure & Volunteerism Task Force. Megan is also a member of the Association of Professional Fundraisers.

    Schedule:

    9:00 - 9:30 am

    Registration, Breakfast, and Networking 

    9:30 - 9:40 am

    Welcome and ACN Announcements

    9:40 – 11:00 am

    Presentation & Workshop

    11:00 - 11:05 am

    Closing and Evaluations

    11:05 - 11:30 am

    Post Program Networking

    11:30 am

    Board Meeting


    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
    Click here
     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. 

    • 05/06/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • FBRK Impact House 200 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60606
    Register

    Connecting for Good Coffee
    Co-hosted with Forefront

    May 6, 2020
    8:00 - 9:30 AM
    Forefront's New Home! FBRK Impact House
    200 W Madison St., Chicago, IL 60606

    Help us celebrate our partner, Forefront, in their new space at the FBRK Impact House. Join fellow ACN members and guests in a morning full of networking and coffee. Programming details to follow soon!


    Once completed, FBRK Impact House will be Chicago’s first innovation-based philanthropy center dedicated to supporting and serving grantmakers, family foundations and impact investors. Forefront will be an anchor tenant alongside The Field Foundation, Pillars Fund, United States Artists, and Woods Fund. This new center for philanthropy will provide Forefront Members with brand-new, state-of-the-art settings for our best-in-class workshops and an upgraded Library to support their research needs. A home for collective action, FBRK Impact House will allow Forefront to expand on what it does best: bringing grantmakers, nonprofits, advisors, and other stakeholders together and build a stronger and more vibrant Illinois.

    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. 

    • 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

    8:30 - 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 75 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

02/06/2020 Demystifying Impact Evaluation – Measuring the Good that We do
02/05/2020 February Forefront Member Coffee Hour
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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