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October 28, 2022 – Breakin’ It Down Conference

JOIN US! Join us on Friday, October 28, 2022! The Breakin’ It Down conference will return in person at NEIU’s  Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies located at 700 East Oakwood Boulevard in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Launched in 2003, the Breakin’ It Down conference grew out of a desire to engage diverse nonprofit management and fundraising professionals in conversations about the present state and future of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. This year’s theme is “Defining Leadership.”At 2022 BID, we’re exploring the ways nonprofit professionals and philanthropists are redefining leadership to create systemic change and collective impact in the post-pandemic era inspired by purpose and commitment. This one-day event incorporates concepts and strategies that enhance learning, such as Plenary Panel discussions, Workshops, and Speed Networking sessions that prioritize engagement and participation. Templates, tools, and other takeaways from each session that you can implement immediately at your organization. Visit our website at www.breakinitdownchicago.orgfor more information and for updates.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The Breakin’ It Down conference is designed for seasoned and emerging nonprofit, philanthropy, and fundraising professionals serving under-represented communities in the Chicago area. The conference is also of interest to community activists and students.
BREAKIN’ IT DOWN SCHOLARSHIPS. APPLY THROUGH OCTOBER 14. For nonprofit, fundraising, and philanthropic professionals and students and community Breakin’ It Down are offering need-based scholarships for 20 nonprofit, philanthropy, and fundraising professionals and students and community to attend the 2022 Breakin’ It Down conference. Anyone who is a nonprofit, fundraising, or philanthropy professional, student, or community in the Chicago area is welcome to apply. We especially encourage people from an under-represented group – including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities – to apply. Students must list their school and use their school email account. The scholarships will cover the 2022 BID conference full registration fees (value up to $60) for nonprofit, fundraising, or philanthropy professionals and students and community who would otherwise be unable to attend the workshops and speed networking with funders. This conference offers great opportunities for networking and professional development, especially for those serving under-represented and underserved communities in the Chicago area. Applications will be accepted as funds allow and/or until scholarship spaces are exhausted. The online application is now open. The deadline to submit is 11:59 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022, to participate in the 2022 Breakin’ It Down conference. All applicants will receive a response by October 16, 2022. 
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September 27, 2022 – Chicago Rehab Network Certificate Program

    The leading voice for affordable housing in Chicago and Illinois since 1977
Chicago Rehab Network Certificate Program
Get a strong foundation across community development principles while connecting with partners in the field. This program is designed for community development professionals and aspiring community development professionals, covering all learning areas of the development process through eight courses.
* Community Building                             
* Single Family Housing Development
* Finance Skills for Real Estate             
* Multi-Family Housing Development
* Proforma Development                         
* Project and Construction Management
* Sources of Development Financing   
* Property and Asset Management   

A certificate of completion will be presented at the end of the series.
The series begins on Monday, September 27, 2022
with an in-person tour, all additional courses will be virtual.
For more information please contact Terrhonda Hudson at