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Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We exist because children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.  Common Sense Media has partnered with the Auburn Gresham Portal to provide resources to families as they learn to navigate the digital world in a responsible, safe, and meaningful way.

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Juneteenth Facts: Raise Your Flags!
Learn about the flags commonly used during Juneteenth celebrations: the Pan-African Flag & the Juneteenth Flag!
Happy Pride Month
GAGDC wishes all of its neighbors a happy Pride Month!
Help Greater Chicago Food Depository Spread the Word About a New Pandemic Food Security Program
The GCFD has created a series of toolkit to help and encourage public health community efforts.
Voices for Healthy Kids Releases 2021 Racial Equity Message Guide
The American Heart Association/Voices for Healthy Kids Racial Equity Message Guide includes tested messages for advocates to use with decision-makers to secure racial equity language in public policy.
Women's History Book List for Children by Literacy Nonprofit
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, Reading Partners has highlighted books that feature strong women persisting and being brave no matter the obstacle.
AMPT Crisis Management Consulting
Nonprofit Utopia has just completed a 6-week engagement, participating in a pool of highly experienced consultants to nonprofits to provide coaching services through AMPT’s Crisis Management…
Nonprofit Utopia Takes To YouTube to Provide Free Fundraising Help for Nonprofits
Successful fundraising includes more than developing a strong case for support and writing the "perfect" grant proposal. The depth and quality of your relationships with funders can make the…
Nonprofit Utopia Wraps Up Two of Three Workshop Series On Lever for Change, Bold Solutions Network
Nonprofit Utopia has just completed the facilitation of two of three workshop series for members of the Bold Solutions Network , sponsored by Lever for Change , an affiliate of the MacArthur…
Hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use during the COVID-19 pandemic
If you've found yourself searching for quality, content-focused tools students can turn to at home, then we think the list below will help
G.E.M.S. Mentoring Program Accepting More Girls, Hurry the Deadline Dec. 3rd!
The Ark for St. Sabina GEMS Mentoring Program is inviting girls 13-17 to join us. Hurry, the deadline is December 3rd and space is limited.
Complete the Nonprofit Utopia Survey for a Chance to Win
With a year of data and experience under its belt, the Nonprofit Utopia community is poised to go to the next level of its development. In so doing, the community is surveying its members and…
100&Change, Lever for Change
Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Awards and Fellows Program, and CEO of Lever for Change, and Cindy Moelis, President of the Pritzker…
Opportunity for Neighborhood Students—Chicago Architecture Biennial's Student Ideas Competition: FREE to enter, CASH prizes
Registration is now open for the 2019 BP Students Ideas Competition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial !
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program will award $10,000 yearly
Available scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, freshmen, and sophomores in STEM programs!
Nonprofit Utopia is happy to team up with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago to present Demystifying , a…
Lessons Learned from Email Marketing
As we wind down 2018 in preparation for 2019, there is no doubt in my mind that you are in the process of thanking donors, identifying new prospects, reaching out to your clients and community. As…
Justice Informed
Xavier Ramey, the CEO and Lead Strategist for Justice Informed, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit Utopia podcast on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST. The Nonprofit Utopia…
Look Before You Leap: 5 Things You Must Do Before Joining That Board
You have just been invited to join a board of directors of one of the hottest local nonprofits in the city. What should you do before accepting?
Making the Case for Support in Times of Change
Writing a compelling case for support is not always as easy as it seems. In Case Development 201, Communications Consultant Andrew Brommel writes “an organization’s case for support is…
Build the Backdrop for Your #GivingTuesday Story by Refining Your Community Needs Assessment Skills
The Nonprofit Utopia community will be hosting 2 free webinars to help nonprofit professionals strengthen their community assessment skills. Facilitated by Valerie F. Leonard, the community's…
Thought Leadership: The Often Overlooked Strategy To Build Organizational Capacity
When we talk about nonprofit capacity building , we typically refer to ways we can strengthen our organizations’ leaders and internal systems so that we can make a stronger impact to our…
What You Should Be Doing Right Now to Prepare for #GivingTuesday and #ILGive
It’s August, 2018, and #GivingTuesday is November 27 th . What should you be doing right now to ensure that your campaign is successful? Here is a timeline of recommended activities from the…
Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders
(Chicago, Illinois, May 31, 2018) Nonprofit Utopia, LLC informally launched yesterday as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can…
In Search of the Ideal Nonprofit Community
Valerie F. Leonard, a local expert in community and organizational development, will be launching the Nonprofit Utopia community in June of this year. Nonprofit Utopia is a community of emerging…
Building Organizations That Stand the Test of Time
Valerie F. Leonard, a local expert in community and organizational development, is partnering with Chicago State University to host "Lasting Impact: Building Sustainable Organizations". The…

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