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22nd of August 2018

Register For #GivingTuesday And #ILGive

Although #GivingTuesday is not until November 27th this year, there are a number of things we should be doing right now to get ready.  I will be making a series of posts in the community about #GivingTuesday and #ILGive from now until November 27th.  This first article is an introduction to #GivingTuesday and #ILGive. Please, […]


What is the Sharing Economy and is it Taxable?

If you use one of the many online platforms available to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides, or to connect and provide a number of other goods or services, you’re involved in what is sometimes called the sharing economy. An emerging area of activity in the past few years, the sharing economy has changed […]


Thought Leadership: The Often Overlooked Strategy to Build Organizational Capacity

When we talk about nonprofit capacity building, we typically refer to ways we can strengthen our organizations’ leaders and internal systems so that we can make a stronger impact to our clients and communities. We usually look at factors like board development, human resource development, financial management, networking ability, impact, and program management. What about […]


Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks

Nonprofit Utopia  recently launched as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups. “Baby […]


Transformation: Making The Electric Grid Smart

When a violent windstorm struck the Chicago area in July 2011, it left a lot of destruction in its wake – and 904,000 ComEd customers without power. The energy company struggled to respond effectively. “It was a wakeup call for both us and decisionmakers that something very significant had to change,” said Sheila Owens, vice […]


1st of August 2018

New restaurant open on Paseo Boricua: El Faro Caribbean Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Come and join us! We are the newest restaurant on Paseo Boricua in W. Division bringing Puerto Rico’s seafood, cocktails and the Best Puerto Rican’s typical plate the stuffed mofongo to the city of Chicago’s community. Follow us on Facebook for more info. And reviews. For carry out service call us at 773-661-6496  


9th of July 2018

2018 West Town Health Market is Open!

The West Town Health Market is back! Join us every week on Thursday from 3-7pm at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (2233 W. Division) from June 14 – December 13. You will find locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers, organic meats, farm-fresh eggs, organic raw honey, and artisanal skin care products at the […]


28th of June 2018

IRS: If / Then Scenarios for Taxpayers Who Get Phished

The IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or text messages to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar information for credit cards, banks and other financial accounts. This is important for everyone to remember because thieves often pose as the […]


19th of June 2018

ComEd Honors Seven Local Diverse Suppliers at Annual Awards Celebration

Seven local companies owned and led by people of color and women were recognized for excellence in construction and professional services, environmental stewardship, community building, job creation, and more at ComEd’s third-annual Diverse Supplier Awards ceremony on Monday. In 2017, ComEd spent $711 million – 36 percent of its total supply chain spend – with […]


13th of June 2018

2018 Housing Summit: Strengthening the Puerto Rican and Latino Presence in Chicago

June 15, 2018 (Chicago, IL) – 2018 Housing Summit: Strengthening the Puerto Rican and Latino Presence in Chicago On June 15, 2018 at ChiArts located at 2714 W Augusta Blvd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, LUCHA, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Puerto Rican Agenda will convene […]