ACN & Partner Events

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

    • 10/06/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 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.

    • 10/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    Virtual Cafe con Leche Networking Event
    October 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

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

    In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, come network at ACNs Virutal Cafe con Leche. We'll discuss the Latinx Consultant experience and tips to grow as a consultant.  All are welcome!

    We will be using Kumospace for our networking. If you missed the demo, don't worry!  We will get you up to speed. You can also watch the video below for more information!


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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. 


    • 10/11/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Virtual Webinar


    They're Not A Frill If You're Using Them Right: How to Save Money and Get More Done Using High-Skill Volunteers

    This workshop will help nonprofit agencies discover how to make the most of high-skill volunteers--those lawyers, public-relations specialists, accountants and other professionals who are increasingly interested in donating their expertise. We'll explore: how to identify major projects on which volunteers can be helpful; how to integrate them into those projects; how to smooth relations between staff and volunteers, and make paid personnel more effective in deploying and supervising their unpaid counterparts; when to consider volunteers for leadership positions, including the Board of Directors; and how to keep them motivated (using "The Big MAC approach") so you can truly rely on them.

    Monday, October 11, 2021 | 10 am - 10:30 am CST

    Free Webinar - Registration Required

    REGISTER HERE

    Presenter: Kelly Kleiman, NFP Consulting

    Kelly Kleiman, a lawyer educated at the University of Chicago, has spent more than 30 years in the nonprofit sector. She founded NFP Consulting in 1988 after serving as Executive Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir and Assistant Dean of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Earlier in her career she practiced real estate and zoning law with the firm of Rudnick & Wolfe, now DLA Piper. Through her consulting practice Kelly helps nonprofits with fundraising, strategic planning, Board development and the use of high-skills volunteers. She also advises on issues of charity and philanthropy as The Nonprofiteer, ChicagoNow.com/the-nonprofiteer. Details at NFPConsultingChicago.com/

    ACN has partnered Nonprofit Learning Lab (NLL) to help serve the sector by providing quick, 30-minute webinars featuring ACN members. The Nonprofit Learning Lab is a national nonprofit that connects, supports and trains individuals in the nonprofit sector. NLL offers daily online nonprofit trainings. with workshops that focus on fundraising, board development, social media, marketing, volunteer management, and organizational leadership.

    • 11/03/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 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
    • 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

09/16/2021 Beyond Zoom: Kumospace and Miro - Tools for Meeting and Connecting
09/01/2021 ACN Member Orientation - September
08/05/2021 Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool
08/04/2021 ACN Member Orientation - August
07/21/2021 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Fourteen: Relationship Building and Leveraging Partnerships
07/08/2021 The Power Of Untold Stories
07/07/2021 ACN Member Orientation - July
06/29/2021 Sponsorship Growth for Your Nonprofit
06/18/2021 Board of Directors Meeting
06/18/2021 ACN 32nd Annual Meeting - From Tired to Inspired
06/09/2021 Educational Program: Making the Most of LinkedIn
06/02/2021 ACN Member Orientation - June
05/27/2021 Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change
05/20/2021 Board of Directors Meeting
05/13/2021 Educational Program: The Business of Doing Business: Everything a Start-up Consultancy Needs to Know in Insurance, Contract Negotiation, and Marketing
05/12/2021 Ask a Consultant Series, Session Thirteen: Using Data to Communicate Impact & Storytelling
05/05/2021 ACN Member Orientation - May
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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