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22nd of August 2018

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 […]


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 […]


23rd of May 2018

Bickerdike: Our Story Begins at Home

On Thursday, May 17 supporters gathered at the Radisson Blu Aqua to celebrate Bickerdike’s 50 years of community inspired development. The evening, emceed by Mark Rivera of ABC7 Chicago, also served to honor Andrew J. Mooney and Mary A. Laraia with the Community Builder Award, and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez, former Bickerdike board member, with […]


2nd of May 2018

Mercy Home is here to help you and your child in need

Do you know a child who is struggling at home or in school? Have they faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events? Mercy Home might be the solution to help these kids. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been helping youth since 1887.  We provide the young people […]


25th of April 2018

An afternoon of networking at Casa Central

Join Casa Central for an afternoon of networking with professionals from across Chicagoland’s business community. Our Business Networking Luncheon brings together business professionals and community leaders from across the region to network, learn more about our mission, and support stronger business communities. Our Spring Business Networking Luncheon will feature a presentation from our keynote speaker, […]


3rd of April 2018

What’s in a name? Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Many people ask us about our name. They sometimes find it hard to pronounce. Other times they ask why our founders chose it and what it really means. We are named after a daring and visionary man named George Bickerdike (b. 1806-d. 1880). Born in Yorkshire, England, Mr. Bickerdike emigrated to the U.S. in 1833. […]


8th of March 2018

Coming Soon to a Computer Near You: Nonprofit Utopia

Valerie F. Leonard, a local expert in community and organizational development, will be launching the Nonprofit Utopia community in June of this year.  Nonprofit Utopia is 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, […]