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

Ben Paynter •
Co. Exist
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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

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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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