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The Mural Building: Union League Boys & Girls Clubs


Every nonprofit has a story. In the case of Chicago’s Union League Boys & Girls Clubs (ULBGC), it wanted to share 100 of them—one for each year of its existence—during its “100 years of building great futures” celebration. Since its inception in 1919, ULBGC has been a pillar in the Chicago community. It’s separate from


At nonprofits, the “reward” for work still isn’t money

Ben Paynter •
Co. Exist
Hands of multi-ethnic business team assembling jigsaw puzzle, top view

One of the classic refrains about nonprofit work is that those doing it will feel so rewarded. As in, emotionally—not financially. “Most of us who entered the nonprofit field didn’t do so because of the Benjamins,” wrote Vu Le, who runs the popular nonprofit blog Nonprofit AF. “However, it’s gotten ridiculous, and too many nonprofits


Over half of families take a pay cut because they can’t find summer childcare

Maressa Brown •
Working Mother
Over Half of Families Take a Pay Cut Because They Can't Find Summer Childcare

A new survey shows just how financially and logistically hard summer can be for working families. Summer can be a wonderful, festive time to enjoy vacations, pool days and backyard BBQs with family and friends. But the season can also present a logistical—and financial—headache for many working families. After all, when school isn’t in session