For many nonprofit and other social change organizations, March means the kickoff to many great nonprofit events in Chicago. Here's a short list highlighting some key events that you might want to consider, as well as some opportunities to get involved.
- Netsquared Chicago is kicking off Digital Storytelling Month holding a two-part session on digital storytelling on April 6th and April 20th. (Note: I am a former Netsquared Chicago organizer). Both sessions will be held at Harold Washington Library at 6:00 pm on both dates, and will feature an expert panel. Netsquared Chicago is also seeking help in organizing future events. If you are interested in attending, please sign up for the April 6th session and/or the April 20th session via Meetup.com
- On April, 8, Boys and Girls Club of America and CA Technologies are partnering to host a Tech Girls Rock workshop at Union League Boys & Girls Clubs - Club One, located at 2157 W. 19th Street. Local IT professionals will work with tween and teen girls, focusing on a variety of fun workshops which cover computer coding and STEM training.
- Open Books is raising funds for scholarships to Publishers Academy, a month-long writing camp in the summer that supports young authors as they create unique novels from conception to publication. For more information (including how to support the effort), please visit their Public Good donation site.
- Are you a nonprofit freelancer? Consider checking out Freelancers Union Chicago, a group focused on making work - and life - a little easier for those who are freelancers and solopreneurs. On April 6th, check out their session focusing on How To Give Your Business a Growth Spurt. For more information and to RSVP, please head to http://bit.ly/chiFreelanceSpar
- Cook County Commisioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is sponsoring an ordinance to create a Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. If you're interested in showing your support, this ordinance will be considered by the Cook County Board's Business and Economic Development Committee in Room 567 of the Cook County building located at 118 N. Clark Street. The committee will be meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 8:30 am to consider the ordinance, and you are welcome to come and show your support.
- Finally, Chicago Geek Breakfast has resumed - please consider joining us for a morning of conversation, relationship-building, and....breakfast. Sessions are held at Wow Bao at 225 N. Michigan Avenue, and the next breakfast will be Thursday, April 14th at 7:30 pm. For more details, visit http://about.me/chicagogeekbreakfast.
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