Tag: social good

Upcoming Nonprofit Events In Chicago

Upcoming Nonprofit Events In Chicago
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... Read more »

Inside the Chicago Charity Challenge: Latham & Watkins LLP

Inside the Chicago Charity Challenge: Latham & Watkins LLP
(Special thanks to Robin Hulshizer of Latham & Watkins for her time and insight) One great thing about Chicago is a thriving community focused on corporate philanthropy. Amongst more community- and technology-based efforts, Chicago corporate philanthropy takes a unique approach, moving businesses beyond just monetary donations into building strong community partnerships. Chicago Charity Challenge focuses... Read more »

How Pace Paratransit Ruined My Birthday

How Pace Paratransit Ruined My Birthday
Last Sunday was supposed to be a pleasant birthday – I was going to meet Mom at a nice venue in Oak Lawn, we would enjoy a nice lunch, and I would celebrate growing one year older in a relaxing atmosphere. Mom’s had health issues over the last few years, making getting around very difficult for... Read more »
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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 »

Quote For Today from Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Blog Action Day 2015

Blog Action Day 2015
Every year, this blog participates in Blog Action Day, a global effort to drive conversation around a given topic. This year, bloggers are being asked to focus their Blog Action Day 2015 post around the theme “Raise Your Voice”, with a specific focus on blogging. In many other countries, there are efforts to silence dissent, to... Read more »