Daniel Ronan

Resilient Heritage


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Resilient Heritage
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3820 Duval Street
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Apt C
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Company Overview
Resilient Heritage collaborates at the crossover between, arts, culture, and heritage. With an emphasis in museums, community organizations, governmental agencies, and philanthropy, Resilient Heritage works to build value and connections that in turn strengthen your organization to fulfill its mission through organizational development, fundraising, and public engagement.
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Practice Areas (select top 3)
  • Board Support (Development, Governance, Retreats, Training)
  • Capacity Building
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Event Planning
  • Grant Writing/Research
  • Organizational Development
  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • Program Design and Management
  • Program Evaluation (Outcome Management, Data Analytics)
  • Project Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing/Editing
Client List
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Chicago Filmmakers
Edgar Miller Legacy
Haymarket Center
Landmarks Illinois
Mister Kelly's Chicago
Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Terrace Strategies
Testimonial 1
“The value of Resilient Heritage has been essential to creating culture change at Haymarket Center. Within the first minute of knowing Daniel, I understood his strength of interpersonal communication in addition to his detail-oriented skills in logistics. With his support, our organization was able to leverage the necessary relationships that made our annual fundraiser a success. Building on his experience this year, his 2020 project timeline already shows tremendous insight in how we can improve our event planning by leveraging our resources creatively and more efficiently. The ultimate effect is more support for our population of individuals with substance abuse disorder in recovery.” – Sam Provenzano, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Haymarket Center
Testimonial 2
"Daniel was instrumental in helping Landmarks Illinois commemorate the 20th anniversary of our annual "Most Endangered List" in Illinois, featuring 20 of the most memorable historic spaces, places, and buildings our organization has had a hand in preserving in the List's 20-year history. As a part of the project team, Daniel coordinated the creation of our project website, translated its content into Spanish, and ensured direct engagement with our statewide-audience through the production of tailor-made signage for each of the 20 sites and communicating directly with their contacts. I highly recommend Daniel for projects featuring diverse audiences as he is both personable and a diligent worker." – Lisa DiChiera, Director of Advocacy, Landmarks Illinois
Testimonial 3
Daniel was extremely helpful when Edgar Miller Legacy needed guidance with a five-figure programming grant application, bringing much-needed expertise and perspective to a new organization writing these types of requests for the first time. Furthermore, he brought added insight into how to craft a quality and engaging program beyond the initial grant application, going above and beyond the scope of the initial project description. Daniel pushed our sights higher, and we received our grant and had better public programming due to his efforts. – Zac Bleicher, Executive Director, Edgar Miller Legacy

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Speaker Bio
Daniel Ronan is an arts, culture, and heritage professional based in Chicago. He brings a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, with experience working in museums, tourism, international relations, and community development corporations. Mr. Ronan started the Resilient Heritage blog and firm in 2014 to showcase how arts, culture, and heritage organizations communicate their benefits to society. He left his work for non-profits in March 2019 to campaign for now-Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, as the Manager of Operations, where he managed the politician’s 13 campaign offices. After campaigning, he decided to expand his practice full-time as principal in May, deepening its focus and increasing its partnerships with philanthropic and governmental sectors. His chief aim is to connect people through sustained personal relationships, elevating the work of mission-based organizations.

Daniel serves on several nonprofit boards, including the International Council of Museums U.S., an international museum association; the governor-appointed Illinois Arts Council, Docomomo Chicago, an advocacy organization for modern architecture and design; and on the auxiliary board of the National Museum of Mexican Art, a neighborhood art institution. In his spare time, he likes to travel on Amtrak, visit museums, and ride his bike.

To learn more about his work, please visit his firm’s website, Resilient Heritage.
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Strategic Planning
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Public Engagement
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