State of the Workforce in Chicago

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The workforce in Chicago is both shrinking and aging, but the labor participation rate has increased, according to recent reports. While the former is worrisome, the latter is a positive reflection of the fact that the city is creating jobs at a higher rate than it was before. Since there are seemingly more available jobs,

Why proven outcomes matter to nonprofit funders

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Amongst the high volume of organizations applying for grants to fund their nonprofits, it’s imperative to stand out. The question becomes, why do grantors choose specific organizations? Is it an organization’s mission? Is it the trustworthy team members of an organization? Is it an organization’s potential for growth? Well, many would argue that what really

Three ways tracking data can improve your community-based organization

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Keeping track of data can prove to be difficult for community-based organizations, especially if they are lacking the tools. The services, processes, and costs associated with tracking data can be intimidating, so it’s put on the back burner. Still, tracking data is incredibly important for an organization’s growth. Fortunately, managing data can be affordable and