Nonprofit Board Member Training Program


Cause Areas


Sat Sep 15, 2018 09:00 AM - Sat Dec 01, 2018 01:00 PM


100 S State StChicago, IL 60603
Business & Nonprofit Volunteers help create a sustainable arts community in Chicago


Are you a busy professional? Are you interested in joining a Non-Profit Arts Board? Are you passionate about the Arts? Do you want to become a leader in your community?

If the answer is YES, contact the Arts & Business Council of Chicago to learn more about the On BOARD program.

How On BOARD works:

Participants will:

+ Attend 4 training sessions conducted by board governance experts, non-profit arts leaders & current board members.

+ Receive extensive training through interactive coursework in: Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities, Organization Structure, Fundraising, Financial & Tax Issues.

+ Meet 10-15 arts organizations who seek to add to their current Board of Directors

+ Attend shows, make site visits, and/or observe the programming and board events of each organization to determine the best fit

+ Get elected to the Board of Directors of a nonprofit arts or cultural organization

Fall Program Dates:

  • Sept 15 - Arts Organization Structures & Board Responsibilities
  • Sept 26 - Meet the Boards networking event*
  • Oct 13 - Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities; Non-governing Boards
  • Nov 3 - Nonprofit Finances, Budgeting, & Tax Issues
  • Dec 1 - Fundraising Landscape

*Required to attend to participate

Contact Program Director Noemi Garcia at or 312-372-1876 x103 for more information or questions.

More information:


  • Financial Planning
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • Management
  • Brand Development & Messaging

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/month
  • Tuition

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