I’ll be presenting on the TIFs of the 20th Ward at this community forum.
If so – then you may be thinking about starting a nonprofit organization to channel your efforts and deliver new solutions for your community.
This two hour workshop will walk you through the reasons to and NOT to start a nonprofit organization and what your first steps should be in you DO decide to start a new organization.
$15. Please register online via EventBrite = https://np101-11-6.eventbrite.com.
You will learn:
- Basic distinctions of the nonprofit organization
- Origins and place of nonprofits in American society
- Size and scope of the nonprofit sector
- Pathway to incorporate and get tax-exempt status
Tom Tresser is the instructor for this class. Tom is the co-founder of the CivicLab, which is the 13th nonprofit enterprise he has founded or led. He teaches nonprofit management for the Graduate School of Social Work at Loyola University and a number of classes on civic engagement, public policy and leadership for other local educational institutions.
I was asked to give a few “now what” remarks at the end of this forum on running for office in 2015 as progressive standard bearer. Listen to these remarks (with introduction, 4 1/2 minutes).
How can Chicago be broke? The city has paid out $737.1 MILLION in legal settlement and judgement expenses in the nine years of 2003 to 2012. 65% of that is police-related litigation.
$96 MILLION has been spent by the City and Cook County defending Jon Burge and settling with his victims.
In addition, the City has spent $176 million over the past eight years in outside legal fees!
The City has spent a whopping $913,1 MILLION on legal messes.
I should’ve gone to law school!