- Management/technical assistance providers
- Legal resources
- Nonprofit associations
- State agencies
- Start-up guides
Management/technical assistance providers
Association of Consultants to Nonprofits
ACN is a Chicago-area membership association of consultants serving nonprofits and community-based organizations.
North Park University
The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University offers a variety of programs for professionals who work, volunteer or are transitioning into the nonprofit sector, including professional development workshops, an annual symposium, and a BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs.
Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence offers assistance in board development, strategic planning, and mentoring resources.
Chicago Cares helps nonprofits recruit volunteers and provides related services such as volunteer management training and volunteers leadership development.
Executive Service Corps is the Chicago metropolitan area's largest nonprofit provider of capacity-building programs and technical services for nonprofits organizations and public service agencies.
Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society offers a directory that helps connect financial management professionals with nonprofit organizations and community service projects in Illinois.
Hands On Suburban Chicago connects nonprofits with volunteers, volunteer management training, and technical assistance.
Lake County Cares helps nonprofits recruit volunteers. Also provides training, networking and collaboration opportunities.
Northern Illinois University
The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence offers nonprofits technical assistance services, assessments, training and collaboration opportunities.
Public Narrative offers training programs and workshops to help community organizations effectively tell their stories to the media.
According to the site, The Volunteer Center "connects residents from the northeastern suburbs of Cook County (Chicago) to nonprofit organizations that need their help both locally and abroad." It helps nonprofits recruit volunteers and provides training and networking opportunities.
The Volunteer Center is the leading community service resource in McHenry County, fostering relationships between nonprofits and volunteers to promote community empowerment and action.
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