- 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
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
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
Center for Non-Profit Excellence
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 of Chicago
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
Find a CPA
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
Hands On Suburban Chicago connects nonprofits with volunteers, volunteer management training, and technical assistance.
Lake County Cares
Lake County Cares helps nonprofits recruit volunteers. Also provides training, networking and collaboration opportunities.
Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence
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.
The Volunteer Center
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.
Volunteer Center of McHenry County
The Volunteer Center is the leading community service resource in McHenry County, fostering relationships between nonprofits and volunteers to promote community empowerment and action.
The Chicago Network
Women Lead: An Initiative from The Chicago Network
Women Lead is a searchable database to help board members, executives, and recruiters find diverse talent for board service from The Chicago Network’s membership of 500+ women leaders.
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