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The Mural Building: One Million Degrees


Growth, Opportunity, Community. What do these words have in common? They all describe the inspiration behind our recent mural in collaboration with One Million Degrees (OMD). We’re a proud partner of OMD, a Chicago-based nonprofit that supports students in ten community colleges across the Chicagoland area. The organization’s holistic approach to mentorship provides recent high


Building a strong nonprofit board goes beyond best practices

Gayle Northrop •
Business executives discussing in office meeting

Board evolution involves changing how board members think, act, and interact with one another. The fundamentals of building a strong board of directors are relevant across the nonprofit sector, and most boards go through three stages: Organizing/Founding; Governing; and Institutional, which do not necessarily correlate with the amount of time since the board’s founding. Boards


Five simple tweaks to becoming a more successful manager

Erika Boissiere •
Hands of multi-ethnic business team assembling jigsaw puzzle, top view

When you’re promoted to a management position, it’s a sign that you’re advancing in your company. You’ve done something right, and now you’ve been rewarded with greater responsibilities—responsibilities that include managing others. That’s a good thing, right? Probably. But what happens if you discover that management isn’t what you thought it would be? It probably


What’s new for Medicare in 2019?

Next Avenue •
Healthcare concept. Medical background.

Medicare costs change each year, so if you’re 65 or older, it’s important to understand and review your benefits for the upcoming year. Some new rules affect the cost of prescription drugs covered under Part D (Medicare’s prescription drug benefit) and change the times when you can revise your Medicare health and drug coverage. Medicare