The Chicago Area chapter typically provides four events per year in downtown Chicago that include networking and professional development. Our chapter meetings follow a set agenda:
Our quarterly events are held at Macy’s, 111 N. State Street in the Culinary Studio on the 7th floor, adjacent to the Walnut Room, while our 2019 all-day conference will be at the Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center, 400 S. State Street. Click here to read our cancellation policy.
February 15, 2019 Chapter Event: National Conference Round Up
- “How to Safeguard Your Grant Strategy Against Economic Forces”
- “Developing a Multi-Site Grant System”
- “Answering the Annoying Sustainability Question”
- “Collaborative Grant Writing”
- “Get Your Funder to Swipe Right”
- “Crash Course in Donor-Advised Funds”
For more details on these presentations, click here.
Location: Macy’s on State Street
Time: 11:00am registration, 11:30-12:15pm Lunch, 12:15-1:45pm Program
Keynote speaker: Author Beth Buelow on “How to Communicate Across the Personality Divide”
The program will also include a funder panel and break-out sessions for beginners, advanced grant practitioners, and consultants.
Location: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center, 400 S. State St. (Lower Level), Chicago IL
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm followed by off-site happy hour
Registration opens March 1, 2019
August 16, 2019 Chapter Event
October 2019 Chapter Event (date pending confirmation)
We make every effort to plan our events around holidays and special events. Fridays are the best day for most attendees. Our events are held at Macy’s on State Street in the Culinary Studio on the 7th floor, adjacent to the Walnut Room. Click here to read our cancellation policy.
January 15 Chicago Chapter Board Retreat
March 9 National Conference Round Up
March 9 International Grant Professionals Day
Changing the Conversation:
Networking for Introverts
Elizabeth Kilbourne from Career Strategies will lead participants through a fun and successful approach to networking that draws on the individual strengths of introverts. After this interactive workshop, you will walk away with useful strategies, tools, and insights to help you network with ease, including:
- The introverts’ advantage to networking
- Tips for navigating conferences and large scale networking events
- Your individual 60 second elevator pitch
- A personalized networking plan that won’t exhaust you
Thanks to our sponsor:
November 7-10 2018 GPA Annual National Conference in Chicago
Click here for more information. Registration opens May 1, 2018.