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New report details growth in Chicago tech community

Targeted News Service
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Tech-related employment in the Chicago metropolitan area increased by 5,971 new jobs in 2018, according to Cyberstates 2019(TM), the definitive guide to tech sector and workforce analytics released this week by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association. Net tech employment in the Chicago market grew by 1.8 percent last year to an estimated 344,146 workers

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Building a strong nonprofit board goes beyond best practices

Gayle Northrop •
Generations
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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

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The Mural Building: American Writers Museum

Wintrust
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“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.” – Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) Two hundred years ago, author and orator Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. He bravely escaped and became an activist for the abolitionist movement through his powerful

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Six questions a foundation board should ask its CEO

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
Forbes
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A board member’s job includes digging into strategy and process. Serving on a board isn’t just about approving grants. It’s about being a good steward of resources and sharing responsibility for shaping impact. Too often the focus tends to be on board meeting preparation and the efficiency of these meetings. Take a moment to break

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