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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 founder, the webinars will provide an overview of the community assessment process and help participants demonstrate need, even in communities that seem to be over-resourced.

The MAPSCorps Story (WIP)

An overview of the research and presentation done by the MAPSCorps program of 2016. 

Using Social Innovation to Drive Community Revitalization

Attorney Marc J. Lane, Vice Chairman of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where Sustainability Meets Environmental Justice

Naomi Denise Davis, Founder of Blacks in Green TM, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 12, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Settling for Misconduct: An Exploration of the Chicago Reporter’s Interactive Database of Police Misconduct Cases

Susan Smith Richardson, the Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter, was a recent guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show, providing an overview of the news outlet's new police misconduct database.

Settling for Misconduct: An Exploration of the Chicago Reporter’s Interactive Database of Police Misconduct Cases

Susan Smith Richardson, the Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter, was a recent guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show, providing an overview of the news outlet's new police misconduct database.

TIF Toolkit Launch on Nonprofit "U"

Carolina Gaete and Cecile Carroll DeMello, Co-Directors of Blocks Together, will be guests on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, November 28, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Benefiting the Community By Mutual Agreement

Allegra Cira Fischer, Staff Attorney with The Law Project, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, November 7, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host.

Nonprofit "U": Hitting the "Reset" Button in North Lawndale

Rodney Brown and Dennis Deer will be guests on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, April 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Keeping the Promise: A Virtual Teach-In on the Promise Neighborhoods Model

Join us for a virtual teach-in as Michael McAfee, EdD, Vice President of the PolicyLink Promise Neighborhoods Institute, shares an overview of the evidence-based Promise Neighborhood Institute.

Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Servitude and Innovation

Determined to ensure that the loss of his brother through street violence was not in vain, Robert Douglas organized the S.O.N Foundation with the vision of making the Roseland community safer and supportive. Join us as Robert talks about  ways  to stimulate community revitalization and  promote self-determination, in low income communities.

Data Driven Justice: CTBA’s Ralph Martire Discusses Ways to Use Data to Bring About Social and Economic Equity

Ralph Martire, the Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA), will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, November 9, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry and Podcast Chart.

Just Checking: Valerie F. Leonard Discusses How Nonprofits Can Maintain Tax-Exempt Status

In response to the growing number of nonprofit organizations losing tax-exempt status, Valerie F. Leonard, will discuss nonprofit compliance on the state and federal levels on the Nonprofit “U” blog radio talk show. The show will stream live on Monday, October 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  This episode will include an overview of required nonprofit reports, including the federal Form 990, registration with the Secretary of State and annual reports to the Attorney General.  There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals are especially encouraged to call in and share their stories and to ask questions. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121. The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Dew the Right Thing: Habilitative Systems, Inc. CEO Discusses Mental Health, People With Disabilities and the State Budget Stalemate

Donald J. Dew, the CEO of Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI), will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, October 5, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Think Big: UIC’s Kate Pravera Discusses the Next 5 Things in Nonprofit Management

Kate Pravera, the Founder and Academic Director of the UIC Certificate in Nonprofit Management program, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday,  September 14, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Census Bureau Makes Community Assets Count on Nonprofit “U”

Ileana Serrano, Data Dissemination Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 17, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The podcast will be archived on iTunes, BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.