Chicago Metro | Wisconsin | Indiana Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - January 20

The latest local Chicago/Milwaukee/Indianapolis/Joliet/Madison area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

Achieving #equity requires long-term investments in resident leadership & decision-making, particularly for marginalized voices. Without explicitly centering those who are most harmed in community development, we risk deepening that harm. #PowerBuilding

How can funders authentically share power with organizations largely led by Black, Indigenous & people of color? In a new blog, we share reflections from the #FreshLo initiative & invite you to consider questions we wrestled with. ⁦⁦@kresgehealth⁩

The Upskill is Leadership Louisville's new, monthly leadership development digest! We're working on reducing frequency of emails while adding more value and customized content for our subscribers. Sign up at the link in our bio to get the February issue!

Enjoying another monthly Green ReEntry Alumni Dinner with the family as we gather together over halal Jamaican food, memories and personal reflections about our goals for the year.

We're excited to host the first-ever Windy City Winter Sports Clinic for veterans at McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., on Feb. 8, 9:30am-3pm. Veterans will try their best at ice skating, biathlon, curling & snowshoeing & more. 👉 Register by Jan. 21 at

IndyArts Guide: Shaking off the winter blues -

Student opportunities 👇🏾

It's #NationalPopcornDay! 🍿 #DidYouKnow #Indiana popcorn growers harvested a record high 96,000 acres of popcorn in 2021? It's true! According to the @usda_nass Great Lakes Region, this was an increase of 2,000 acres from 2020. #IndianaExplored

Dream is now open to the public! Dream is the culmination of the #CenterProgram, a professional development program for artists who are ready to go to the next level in their practice. This year's show is guest curated by Asha Iman-Veal & will be on view through March 20.

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Don't forget - tune in tomorrow at 6pm for a wintry episode of "Cooking with Kathy" on Facebook Live!

Executive Chef Kathy Jones will make an Italian Beef Sandwich, perfect to pair with Super Bowl viewing. 🥪🏈

Get ready to be inspired and join us for a Facebook Live Q&A with author @RebeccaSive to talk about her newest book, “Make Herstory Your Story,” and learn how to up your activism game in 2022!

Join us on Thursday, 1/20:

All MMoCA Mosaic 5K registrants will receive a colorful scarf with art by Angélica Contreras! Don't miss out:

Angélica Contreras. "Tarahumara," 2020. Mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20 inches. Courtesy of Angélica Contreras⁠

Can’t go wrong pairing🌳 facts and pretty graphics — love to see it!


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