How to Start a Nonprofit in Illinois | 11-Step Guide


Chicago is the first place that comes to mind for most people when you mention Illinois. There is more to Illinois than Chicago. The state of Illinois has the sixth largest population in the United States, and that population is highly varied.

Building Strong Families + Powerful Communities with Illinois Action for Children + Salesforce

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Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) is committed to building strong families and powerful communities through the administration of programs and advocacy efforts focusing on children.


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Bright Idea: Northern Illinois Food Bank Gives Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers the Tools They Need to Succeed


Who they are: Northern Illinois Food Bank is a Feeding America Food Bank Member whose mission is to ensure everyone in Northern Illinois has the nutritious food they need. Northern Illinois Food Bank designed downloadable resources to coach participants how to fundraise.

Nonprofit Profile: First Christian Church of Beardstown Illinois

Tech Soup Blog

The First Christian Church of Beardstown is a non-sectarian Christian church in rural west-central Illinois. Beardstown Illinois is an agricultural market town where farm products are loaded onto barges for transport on the Illinois River. For a very long time faith-based 501(c)(3) charitable organizations have been in a special category and were often barred from foundation grants and corporate donations even though there has never been a strictly legal reason for this.

Measuring and Reporting Nonprofit Outcomes


Heart of Illinois United Way. Gina Edwards Heart of Illinois United Way Leadership measurement nptech nten Strategy Program Gina Edwards. VP, Marketing & Communications. Outcomes are not just visions or goals. They are specific changes or benefits that include a transformation in knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, behaviors or conditions. Outcome information and measurement are the not-for-profit equivalents of the for-profit industry's return on investment.

Bright Idea: Northern IL Food Bank Gives Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers Tools They Need


Who they are: Northern Illinois Food Bank is a Feeding America Food Bank Member whose mission is to ensure everyone in Northern Illinois has the nutritious food they need. Northern Illinois Food Bank designed downloadable resources to coach participants how to fundraise.

Building a Tech-Driven Legal Aid Network for the 21st Century

Saleforce Nonprofit

In Illinois, even during “normal” times, there is a shortage of legal help, with only around 450 Legal Aid attorneys for 13 million Illinoisans, of whom 31.6% Through Salesforce, we began to build our vision of one legal aid network to help all of Illinois.

[Webinar] The Virtual Fundraising Roundtable Discussion


We’re having our first ever Virtual Fundraising Roundtable to bring life to your next virtual event! In 2020, 84% of nonprofits had a virtual event, or were planning an upcoming one.

Gravitate Solutions Announces Partnership with

Gravitate is a full-service, global digital agency based in Des Plaines, Illinois that provides best-in-class web design, development, hosting, post-launch support and digital marketing services.

5 Hybrid Event Ideas We Love and why


Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Fight Hunger 5K/10K Hybrid Event. The Fight Hunger 5K/10K hybrid event made it safe to participate in a healthy running event benefitting Northern Illinois Food Bank. A limited-capacity in-person race was also available at a park in Wheaton, Illinois.

10 Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the example below, the Northern Illinois Food Bank shares the story of one of their regular volunteers. This is the third post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Consulting is Proud to support the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy


States participating in the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy are: California Hawaii Illinois New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma West Virginia VisionLink is proud to partner with the Complete College America and believe that “We all work better by working together”. VisionLink’s unique Strategic Advantage consulting department is proud to be supporting the Complete College America Strategic Planning Academy (CCA).

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Primer For Nonprofits


SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois ran their annual holiday giving campaign through CauseVox for the first time in 2020. Nancy Ramos Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. What is peer-to-peer fundraising, and how can you leverage it to boost your nonprofit fundraising?

Multi-Country Rollout of Salesforce to Support Workforce Development in the Middle East and North Africa

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Facebook Group vs Facebook Page: Which One Should You Use?


One great example of an organization using groups effectively is the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. For the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, a Facebook Group was the perfect fit to help foster a community between their event participants.

Recapping the First Salesforce Nonprofit Summit Sessions

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Helping Families Get Affordable Childcare: Case + Program Mgmt on Salesforce (Featuring Illinois Action for Children). Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) is a catalyst for organizing, developing, and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.

Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving | Miratel Solutions

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Via Blog Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving | Miratel Solutions : "Today’s report is the ‘Give Central Survey Report | 2015 Predictions for Nonprofit Giving’ and is compiled by out of Chicago, Illinois.

Podcasting as Part of the Member Journey

Joy of Membership

In celebration of passing the six month mark with my podcast, this week’s interview was with Samantha Olds Frey, CEO of the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP).

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy


This Academy, the 13th Completion Academy produced for CCA by VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage department over the past five years, included teams from Massachusetts, Idaho, Illinois, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. "Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged.

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Check out: Tahirih Justice Center , Northern Illinois Foodbank , or The Homer Fund for some ideas. . By Melissa Russom , a communications strategist who helps nonprofit organizations clarify their brand and message to engage more meaningfully with the people who matter most to them. We trust people more than we trust companies. It’s that simple. .

Open Source and the Promise of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Recently I had the opportunity to get introduced to Gerald Nelson , senior climate change researcher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jerry and I had a great conversation about open sourcing of agricultural scientific models, such as those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their climate change reports.

Wired Campus: After Shooting, Students Connect Through Facebook -

AFP Blog

Wired Campus: After Shooting, Students Connect Through Facebook - "After Shooting, Students Connect Through FacebookIn the wake of the shooting at Northern Illinois University, numerous groups commemorating the event have already cropped up on Facebook.On one of the largest groups, “Pray for Northern Illinois University Students and Families,” hundreds of students from different

Nonprofit Audit 101

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit Audit 101: A Guide to The Fundamentals and More is a quick guide for nonprofit finance leaders and executive leaders, providing key fundamentals and know-how, first class best practices, and insight into how to optimize the nonprofit audit process at your organization.

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Nonprofit You Should Know: Chicago Jewish Day School

Neon CRM

Their generosity extends across Illinois with their participation in PAWS Chicago , ARK , Knock Knock Give A Sock , and more. At NeonCRM, we have the opportunity to work with thousands of organizations that strive towards improving their communities.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Naples, Florida, is hosting a meetup on tools for effective email fundraising ; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is hosting a series of Giving Tuesday brainstorming sessions ; and Chicago, Illinois, will explore how your CRM can save end-of-year fundraising plans. Decatur, Illinois: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Nonprofit Software. Chicago, Illinois: Net Neutrality. Chicago, Illinois: It's Never Too Late: How Your CRM Can Save End-of-Year Fundraising.

Customer Story: SOS Children’s Villages Raises Over $55k Through Their Virtual Toy Drive


But sometimes a careful pivot brings more success than an old plan, and that was definitely true for SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois. SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois is an organization that is committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for foster children.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Education


Areas served: Illinois. Foundations in the United States focus their funding priorities on many different issues. If your nonprofit is seeking funding, it’s critical to identify the foundations whose interests and funding priorities align with your own.

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How can nonprofit leaders enact effective practices to achieve the promise of social equity?

ASU Lodestar Center

He received his undergraduate degree in Social Justice Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, which is how he segued into the nonprofit sector. Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by David Ross Spring 2021 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

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Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. Get the convenience and value of that experience by attending the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference, April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier.

TAACCCT Grantee Focus Group / Reception


We really appreciate the input from community college leaders from Ohio, Alabama, and Illinois--and we look forward to implementing their suggestions. On behalf of TAConnecT, VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter conducted a focus group at the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Convention: Igniting Innovation , and hosted a well attended networking reception.

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Jimmy Fencing

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm between speaking four times in Illinois on Friday (will blog about that soon) and heading to Washington DC today (Sunday) for three days of meetings around Bookshare and social entrepreneurship. My wife Virginia and I were able to squeeze in a quick trip to Boston to see our son Jimmy fence in the Intercollegiate Fencing Championships, his last fencing tournament in college.

Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation's recent involvement in the Pepsi Refresh Contest has drawn criticism from supporters of an Illinois elementary school who claim Kanzius gathered votes in a way that

How to Get the Most Out of Salesforce’s Nonprofit Summit

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Join Illinois Action for Children and Cloud for Good to find out how Salesforce is impacting their Child Care Assistance Program, enhancing case management, and enriching the client and staff experience. The first-ever Salesforce Nonprofit Summit is almost a month away!

Chicago-Area Nonprofits: 2010 Technology Leadership Award Applications Due January 29

Tech Soup Blog

2006 - Illinois Legal Aid : Launched a new website, , which delivers comprehensive legal information, self help resources, and referrals to free and low-cost legal services for Illinois residents who cannot afford an attorney. Lumity , a nonprofit organization serving the Chicago region for 25 years, "helps charitable organizations to more effectively fulfill their missions through technology, financial support services, and training."

6 Ways To Raise More Online During Year-End 2021


For example, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois said that they received donations from 419 new donors through their peer-to-peer year-end campaign, which accounted for 75% of all their new donors in 2020.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts


Louis area(Missouri, Illinois). Today’s funder list focuses on nonprofits supporting the environment and conservation efforts. It brings together foundations and funds that are primarily dedicated to support or have a significant program to support those organizations.

The 20 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2020

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10 Things Fundraisers Can Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Adam Ruble, Illinois State University. 2020 has been quite the year, to say the very least.

11 Creative Charity Fundraising Event Ideas


SOS Children’s Villages Illinois typically hold a holiday toy drive to provide gifts for the children in their villages. Since 2012, thousands of nonprofits have run campaigns on CauseVox ’s fundraising platform.

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Cell Phone Data Cleaning – It's Easy

Tech Soup Blog

This week I had the chance to attend the Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment Symposium at the University of Illinois. It was a good opportunity to get several perspectives from university researchers and industry experts on green IT and electronics recycling and reuse. One presentation I really liked was from Chuck Newman, the founder and chairman of ReCellular , which is the largest U.S. mobile phone collector and aggregator.

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NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Chicago, Illinois: Justice Data Lab: Unlocking Government Administrative Data. Chicago, Illinois: Knowledge Mapping for Greater Social Good. Chicago, Illinois: Is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit? Chicago, Illinois: Getting Started Measuring Your Impact When There's No Way You'll Do an RCT. National Volunteer Week has come and gone, but I ask you to join me every week in celebrating the amazing contributions of TechSoup's NetSquared community.

Don’t worry, just do it | CoolData blog

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Peter Wylie and I are each just back home, having presented at the fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA-IL), hosted at Loyola University Chicago. Don’t worry, just do it | CoolData blog : "People trying to learn how to do predictive modelling on the job often need only one thing to get them to the next stage: Some reassurance that what they are doing is valid.

16NTC Session Submissions Now Open


It's that time again to start the process of gathering session proposals from the NTEN Community to help inform the program for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) in San Jose, California on March 23-25. So whether you have a few sessions you would like to present or some great ideas to suggest for community voting and have others present, we want to hear from you! Submissions will be accepted May 18 - June 26, 2015. >>

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Cause Marketing: 5 Tips for Creating a Winning Partnership

Neon CRM

Six states—Alabama, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and South Carolina—require the for-profit partner to apply for a co-venture license. People want to support the good work you’re doing. You just need to get out there and engage them with your mission.