Posts tagged "community"

Meet Your Neighbor: North Lawndale Employment Network

Writing this blog brings several great things: awareness of many Chicago organizations doing great work; spotlighting key issues, and getting to write two vastly different phrases in my writing. Like “North Lawndale Employment Network” and “tea”.  Next Friday, that pairing won’t sound so strange. (And thanks to North Lawndale Employment Network for giving us the... Read more »

Your February Guide to Chicago Nonprofit Events

Your February Guide to Chicago Nonprofit Events
Every month, we try to feature some upcoming nonprofit events for Chicago-area professionals. So without further adieu, here is a small sampling of upcoming events you might want to check out: On Friday, February 26th at 8:30 am at Gleacher Center, the Chicago Charity Challenge will announce  the names of the five most passionate and... Read more »

Open Letter to Governor Bruce Rauner

Dear Governor Rauner, I am a registered voter in the state of Illinois, a proud resident of the city of Chicago, and an election judge. So I write this as someone qualified to reach out to you, and more importantly, someone whose opinion you should value. Because quite honestly, you’re doing a really poor job in... Read more »
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Quote For Today from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonprofits and Social Enterprise: What Are Your Biggest Challenges?

Nonprofits and Social Enterprise: What Are Your Biggest Challenges?
As a Chicago Now blogger, I have been writing about technology, nonprofits and social enterprise in Chicago. for several years. I have featured various organizations, discussed various resources, and started conversations about community and mission-driven organizations. But there’s one thing I haven’t done in this blog….and I’m kicking off 2016 by soliciting your feedback. My main... Read more »

2015 In Review: One Cause At A Time

2015 In Review: One Cause At A Time
Examining 2015 in review, Chicago can easily make one very important claim: 2015 was the year in which Chicago residents actively built and strengthened their communities one cause at a time, and technology played a greater role in making that happen. From a highly contested mayoral race to protests around police conduct, from library hotspots... Read more »
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Book Review: JAB, JAB, JAB, RIGHT HOOK

To be honest, the past few weeks have been rough for me personally – family health issues have kept me busy, resulting in sudden changes in my schedule that have made it . At one point, I was fortunate enough to carve out some time to “sharpen the saw”, as it were, and keep up... Read more »

Help Carole Brown Crowdsource Support

Help Carole Brown Crowdsource Support
 Crowdsourcing, or solving a problem by engaging social networks, has become a critical factor in how nonprofits, social ventures, and other businesses handle larger, more complex issues. During the holiday season, with many people lacking resources (and more importantly, increasing cuts to critical community services), crowdsourcing support for emotional (and financial) needsmight be the last... Read more »

Winston Churchill: Inspiration For Social Change

Winston Churchill: Inspiration For Social Change
Every month, Chicago Now invites its bloggers to write about a set topic – for November, the focus is on a particular quote and describes how it resonates or has meaning for us. One of my personal go-to sources for inspiration is Winston Churchill, and one of his frequently used quotes describes my attitude about... Read more »
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Update: LAST WEEK TONIGHT & Upcoming Events

Update: LAST WEEK TONIGHT & Upcoming Events
Things have been quite busy in the weeks before Thanksgiving….so much so that I thought I would provide an update, as well as promote some upcoming events that may interest Chicago nonprofits, social enterprises, and other social change agencies. Two months ago, I wrote an Open Letter to John Oliver of Last Week Tonight, asking if... Read more »