Cook County Commission on Social Innovation Update

Join Marc J. Lane, Vice Chairman of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation, and me on Nonprofit “U”, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm to hear updates on the Commission’s accomplishments, including the adoption of resolutions to improve regional transit and create contracting opportunities for minority-owned businesses, nonprofits and social enterprises.

With Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia serving as the Chief Sponsor, the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation was established by ordinance on April 12, 2016. The Commission is comprised of Cook County government department heads, economic development experts and community builders who leverage public and private sector resources to address Cook County’s most entrenched economic and workforce development issues.

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. Topics include nonprofit management, community development, capacity building and organizational development. Nonprofit “U” has listeners from 38 countries around the world, on 6 continents.

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Listen here at 2:00 pm, August 21, 2017. You may visit this link at any time to sign up for a reminder.

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