ACN is a welcoming, collaborative community that provides nonprofit consultants the opportunity to meet prospects, collaborate with peers, and grow their business.
Through our 30 years of experience, we go beyond business—helping you build real connection and a community of coworkers, friends and mentors in diverse nonprofit practice areas so you don't have to go it alone.
Rooted in Chicago, our consultants work with mission-driven organizations across our region and beyond.
Invest in your own work and brand, help prospective clients find you and gain access to a community of consultants offering expertise in more than two dozen areas of nonprofit and foundation programs, strategy, operations, fundraising and other areas.
|Get found online with an ACN profile via our Find A Consultant page||x||x|
|Receive business opportunity leads when nonprofits and foundations submit an RFP||x||x|
|20% off professional advisor membership with Forefront
|Submit you name/qualifications to speakers bureau
|Complimentary access to (4) educational programs per year and access to members-only webinars||x||x||x|
|Access to online guides and templates for your business||x||x||x|
|Discount to attend networking events & Annual Meeting||x||x||x|
|Create profile on CGTConnects for access to RFP's (1 year free membership) and on .orgFreelancer (6 months free membership)||x||x||x|
|Discount to Instrumentl for access to grants (2 month free membership)
|Submit to present at the Nonprofit Learning Lab monthly webinar series, Nonprofit Web Advisor's webinar opportunity and Forefront's Ask the Consultant series||
|Opportunity to submit blog post which is shared with 2,000+ mailing list
|Demonstrate professionalism. Members get access to an ACN badge for your website or profile.
|Access to ACN Members-only Facebook group & LinkedIn Group and listserv: members only google group||x||x||x|
|Join an EMPOWER Group - affinity groups for members only||x||x||x|
Want to know more? Please contact Tricia Fusilero, Executive Director. She can answer questions, or will be happy to connect you with an ACN member who can share their own perspective on the benefits of joining us.
"After trying out several other organizations for consultants in the Chicago area, I decided to join ACN a few years ago. My experience has been extremely positive. ACN is everything an association should be: professional, collaborative, engaging, and active. Members are friendly and people really seem to enjoy themselves. I have made some great professional and personal connections here and look forward to getting more involved in the future...”