ACN & Partner Events

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    • 05/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 05/12/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Office Hour


    Ask a Consultant Series, Session Session Thirteen:
    Using Data to Communicate Impact & Storytelling

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 
    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST
    Free Webinar - Registration Required

    REGISTER HERE

    Panelists: Amelia Kohm of Data Viz for Nonprofits, Lauren Ready of Forever Ready Productions, Mindy Faber of Convergence Design Lab and Gordon Mayer of Gordon Mayer Communications.

    Join Forefront and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits for the upcoming Ask A Consultant: an interactive, solutions-oriented, virtual office hour with experienced consultants focusing on participants’ burning questions.

    New topics will be offered each session. If you would like to suggest a topic, please share your ideas here.
    • 05/13/2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    The Business of Doing Business: Everything a Start-up Consultancy Needs to Know in Insurance, Contract Negotiation, and Marketing
    May 13, 2021
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

    ACN Members Free
    Nonprofit Leaders and Forefront Consultants - $10
    Nonmember Consultants - $15

    When you start a consulting firm, or even if you have set up shop for a while already, do you wonder what are some of the basic “tools” you need to have in place in order to run your business properly and effectively? We have invited several experts to provide an overview of what a consulting firm needs in terms of:

    • Your basic insurance coverage, such as general liability and/or errors & omissions - what might you need and what might you not need?
    • What to include and look out for in your client contracts and negotiations?
    • How to make sure you are targeting your marketing efforts, and telling a compelling story to prospective clients?

    Presenter Information:

     Michelle Hooper, Principal at Illinois Select Risk  
    Michelle transitioned to the insurance industry after a corporate career in finance and manufacturing. Her involvement in safety initiatives, development of procedural changes within organizations and employee development teams provided a wealth of experience in identifying risk. She owns Illinois Select Risk, LLC, an independent business insurance brokerage with a forte in nonprofits and professional services. Consulting with clients to make them Insurance Ready is a key part of the consultative work Michelle offers. Assisting organizations with establishing procedures and educating them on what makes an attractive client to the insurance carriers is part of building a risk aware business. Michelle participates on a number of fundraising committees and as a volunteer for several social service organizations. She has served on insurance carrier agent councils to improve coverage and service.

    Julie Proscia, Attorney, SmithAmundsen, LLC 
    Julie Proscia has been representing employers in the not for profit and private sector for almost 20 years. Julie is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at SmithAmundsen. When advising her clients she always asks what they want before giving advice. Amongst a number of honors Julie was named to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2015 and previously to the Rising Star list in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

     LeShonne Segura, Partner, Segura Strategy
     
    LeShonne W. Segura has a community, education, and philanthropy background. She currently leads strategy for Kids First Chicago and West Side United, two Chicago nonprofits that aim to close the opportunity gap for Chicago’s highest-need communities. She has an equity-mindset and helps clients understand their work through strategic design and implementation. LeShonne earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Amherst College, a Master’s from the Relay Graduate School of Education, and a Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

     Adrian Segura, Partner, Segura Strategy
    Adrian Segura has over a decade of non-profit and government sector leadership experience in engagement, program design, performance management, organizational change management, education, public policy, and innovation. Currently, Adrian leads the community engagement strategy for Chicago Public Schools. He earned his Bachelor’s in Communications from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business.

    Moderator:

     Belinda Li, Founder, CEO & Chief Consultant, CiTTA Partnership
    Belinda Li is Founder & Chief Consultant of CiTTA Partnership, a boutique management consulting firm with a mission to empower leaders of purpose-driven organizations to implement their ideas and scale their social impact in a financially sustainable way. Belinda’s expertise is in business strategy, business modeling, market research and feasibility assessment. She specializes in helping nonprofits add new revenue streams through social enterprise business activities and guiding purpose-driven businesses with their go-to market strategies and implementation plans. Prior to CiTTA, she was Associate Principal with Civic Consulting Alliance; Senior Associate with McKinsey & Co.; Program Manager at General Electric Healthcare; and a researcher in the academia. Belinda serves as Board Vice Chair at the Social Enterprise Alliance, and a board member at-large at the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Physics from the University of London, UK.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
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    Interested in exploring sponsorship for events such as these? Have questions regarding the program? Contact Tricia Fusilero at 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. 


    • 05/20/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting


    Board Members please contact Tricia Fusilero for meeting access.

    Those with questions for the Board, please contact Jill Misra, President.

    For a full listing of all board members, please click here.


    • 06/02/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 06/18/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    ACN 32nd Annual Meeting
    From Tired to Inspired

    SAVE THE DATE

    June 18, 2021

    9:00 - 11:00 AM

    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. 

    ACN’s Annual Meeting attracts member professionals who come to learn, network, and form lasting business connections.

    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.

    We will learn about our committees' progress over the past year and their plans for FY22. We will host a Q&A session and will answer questions as time allows.  The last portion of the program will include virtual networking using Zoom breakout rooms.

    We look forward to "seeing" everyone on June 18th!

    SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

    If you are interested in supporting ACN by sponsoring the Annual Meeting and having your brand incorporated into the webinar messaging, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org | 312-940-4008

    Sponsorship Options Include:

    • Welcoming the group to the meeting
    • Recording a message that can be shared with the membership
    • Hosting the virtual networking portion of the event
    • Sending a custom virtual swag bag to members
    • Weaving your brand into the virtual meeting marketing materials and website information

    We are open to other ideas and happy to customize a package that works for you. We greatly appreciate your support!

    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. 

    • 06/18/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    This will be a quick 30 minute meeting to vote in new officers and welcome new board members. 

    Board Members please contact Tricia Fusilero for meeting access.

    Those with questions for the Board, please contact Shailushi Ritchie, incoming President.


    • 07/07/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 08/04/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 09/01/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 10/06/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 11/03/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

    • 12/01/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    10 am - 11:00 am

    Zoom Meeting - Register Below!

    The ACN Membership Committee will host a member orientation on January 6, 2021 at 10 am. All members are welcome to attend to meet new members and get a refresher on ACN updates. During the session, we will review member benefits and discuss strategies to promote yourself through ACN.

     REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Fusilero at execdirector@acnconsult.org or call 312-940-4008.

Past events

04/15/2021 EXTENDED Board of Directors Meeting
04/13/2021 ACN Networking Event
04/07/2021 ACN Member Orientation - April
03/18/2021 Board of Directors Meeting
03/17/2021 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Twelve: COVID Relief and Tax Credits
03/03/2021 ACN Member Orientation - March
02/18/2021 ACN Networking Event
02/18/2021 Board of Directors Meeting
02/03/2021 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Eleven: Using Data for Storytelling (Part One) – Data for Driving Strategy & Measuring Impact
02/03/2021 ACN Member Orientation - February
01/27/2021 Educational Program: Nonprofit Hiring Practices
01/21/2021 Board of Directors Meeting
01/06/2021 ACN Member Orientation - January
12/17/2020 Board of Directors Meeting
12/09/2020 ACN Virtual Holiday Happy Hour
12/02/2020 ACN Member Orientation - December
11/19/2020 Board of Directors Meeting
11/17/2020 Community Engagement: Diversity & Inclusion - A Philanthropic Conversation
11/12/2020 From Covering Politics to Helping Nonprofits: An Insider's Look at Winning Communications
11/10/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Ten: Hiring a Grant Writer
11/04/2020 ACN Member Orientation - November
10/26/2020 Operations Council Committee Meeting
10/22/2020 Board of Directors Meeting
10/21/2020 The Power Of Engagement: Your Community and Development
10/13/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Nine: Racial Equity & Social Justice Beyond The Walls of Your Institution
10/08/2020 Strategic Planning Task Force Committee Meeting
10/07/2020 ACN Member Orientation - October
09/24/2020 ACN Member Virtual Happy Hour
09/21/2020 President's Listening Session
09/17/2020 Board of Directors Meeting
09/15/2020 Flash Webinar: Practical Project Management for Remote Teams
09/08/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Eight: Mission Efficiency
09/02/2020 ACN Member Orientation - September
08/26/2020 Flash Webinar: NAVIGATING GREAT UNCERTAINTY: Strategic Planning in the Era of Pandemic, Recession and Social Change
08/11/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Seven: Establishing Long-Term Racial Equity Teams Within Your Organization
08/05/2020 ACN Member Orientation
07/21/2020 Flash Webinar: Bookkeeping Best Practices—and Mistakes to Avoid
07/07/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Six: Creating Long-term, Virtual Teams
06/30/2020 Flash Webinar: Navigating During Times of Uncertainty: The Next Normal
06/16/2020 ACN 31st Annual Meeting
05/27/2020 ACN Member Virtual Happy Hour
05/26/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Five: Virtual Messaging with Meaning
05/19/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Four: HR in a Virtual World
05/12/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Three: Building Leadership and Adaptive Capacity
05/06/2020 NEW INFORMATION: Virtual Connecting for Good Coffee with Partner FOREFRONT
05/05/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Two: Maximizing Board Engagement and Capacity During Times of Crisis
04/29/2020 Flash Webinar: Content Marketing Tips for Right Now
04/28/2020 Ask a Consultant Series, Session One: The New World of Funding
04/23/2020 Flash Webinar: Beyond Digital: Harnessing the Human Experience to Drive Growth (Even if You're Remote)
04/16/2020 How to Run Your Nonprofit like a For-Profit WEBINAR
04/08/2020 Flash Webinar: What Nonprofits Should Focus on NOW to Prepare for a Better Funding FUTURE
04/08/2020 April Forefront Member Coffee Hour - Cancelled
04/01/2020 Flash Webinar: How to Manage Remote Work and Distributed Teams
03/25/2020 Connecting for Good Coffee in DuPage County
03/12/2020 Connecting for Good Happy Hour with Evanston Community Foundation
03/04/2020 March Forefront Member Coffee Hour
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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