Have you ever wondered how your local food bank, theater company, farmer’s market or homeless shelter is organized, managed and run? There are over 50,000 nonprofit organizations (NPO) in the Chicago area and most are governed by volunteer boards of directors. Chicago area nonprofits make a significant contribution to our local economy: they employ nearly 900,000 people and have revenues of over $98 billion. The vast majority are small organizations with revenues under $250K. They focus on hundreds of causes, from the arts, health, and education, to issues such as climate change, justice, and equality. Their work benefits us and our communities directly and indirectly. Through guest speakers, videos, and written materials, we will explore the various types of boards that govern 501(c)(3) nonprofits and discuss their responsibilities, how they are structured, and what they expect from individual board members. We will discover resources that help match your talents and interests to organizations that may have available board positions. Join us for this lively discussion of community service and rewarding civic engagement via NPO board involvement, that offers great insights into our communities, and personal fulfillment in supporting them.