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7th of November 2018

Family Travel Survey

Earn $50 for taking a detailed survey about your daily travel:  how you get around, how much time you spend in transit, the purpose of your trips. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is conducting this federally-funded survey to better understand Chicago-area residents’ travel habits and needs, which will help determine how to use […]


West Town Health Market Closed on November 15 and 22

Thank you for shopping with Link at West Town Health Market this season! Please note that due to space availability and the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will not have a market on Thursday 11/15 and Thursday 11/22. We will resume fall markets on Thursday 11/29 with the season ending on December 13th.  


1st of November 2018

Downsizing 101

Homeowners have been persuaded that living in as much space as possible is always better, but the reality is complicated. Larger homes require more maintenance, encourage us to fill them with unneeded items, and they’re generally more expensive. That’s why many people today are looking to downsize to a smaller house. If you’re thinking about […]


23rd of October 2018

Volunteers invited for a survey study

Is this study a good fit for you? You may be able to participate in this research study if you are a man or woman who speaks English and/or Spanish and lives in the Chicago area with no plans to move for the next 6 months. What will you do if you participate? The purpose […]


9th of October 2018

Nonprofit Utopia Podcast Episode 3: Justice Informed

Xavier Ramey, the CEO and Lead Strategist for Justice Informed, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit Utopia podcast on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST. The Nonprofit Utopia podcast is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity […]


Making the Case for Support in Times of Change

Writing a compelling case for support is not always as easy as it seems.  In Case Development 201, Communications Consultant Andrew Brommel writes “an organization’s case for support is ultimately ‘your message to your donors—why should they give to your organization?’” In this day and age of increased competition for fewer dollars, a nonprofit’s answer […]


4th of October 2018

A sunny day for Bickerdike’s 4th Annual Membership BBQ

It was a beautiful Saturday for mid-September as Bickerdike staff welcomed members, residents and neighbors to the 4th Annual End of Summer Membership BBQ. We’re thankful to the over 60 attendees who joined us for food, bingo, music, face painting, crafts and the very popular new addition: the bouncy house! A special thank you goes […]


Look Before You Leap: 5 Things You Must Do Before Joining That Board of Directors

You  have just been invited to join a board of directors of one of the hottest local nonprofits in the city.  What should you do before accepting? Do some self-reflection. Being a member of a board is serious business.  Unlike other volunteer assignments, being a board member carries with it fiduciary responsibilities. As such, the board […]


2nd of October 2018

Ark Productions Announces the World Premiere of The Law of Moises

Ark Productions and Questar Entertainment are proud to announce the World Premiere of The Law of Moises, a  family adventure film starring Nic Caruccio, Aaron Fotheringham, Yeniffer Behrens, Billy Dec and directed by Crystal Barnes. Logline: A troubled young filmmaker desperate to escape his small town discovers his destiny is to save it. The Law […]


17th of September 2018

Big Impact: Insights and Stories

Vivien Hoexter and Linda C. Hartley, principals of H2Growth Strategies LLC, will be guests on the Nonprofit Utopia podcast on Monday, on Monday, September 24, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST.  The Nonprofit Utopia podcast is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their […]