American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois (AIA NEI)


AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. AIA NEI serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for members in service to society. 

          


Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) 


The Appellate Lawyers Association is an association of lawyers who practice in the courts of review, and judges who serve on those courts. The ALA was formed in 1968. Three-quarters of the Association’s 400+ active members are in the Chicago area. The group’s honorary members include sitting judges from all reviewing courts in Illinois.


 

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Chicago (AFP Chicago) 


Whether you are new to the fundraising profession or a seasoned professional, a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process or want to learn more about getting involved in your local chapter, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago is your go-to resource for all things relating to fundraising and the Chicago nonprofit community.


Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) 


From board meetings to water coolers, one topic is dominating conversations: the far-reaching changes that are transforming the cable and telecommunications industry. Technologies advancing at a break-neck speed, the ongoing convergence of services, mega mergers, globalization and drastically changing consumer behaviors are changing the way businesses operate. As a result, human resources (HR) professionals' roles have become increasingly complex. Fortunately, HR professionals can look to CTHRA to provide industry-specific resources to help them drive their organizations' success.



 

Chicago Compensation Association

The Chicago Compensation Association (CCA) is an independent professional association committed to providing leadership in the education and development of compensation professionals in the Chicago metropolitan area. The CCA advances the body of knowledge of the total compensation field through educational seminars, member forums, a multi-featured website, access to publications, networking opportunities and related activities and services. The Association pursues its mission through the support and effort of individual members, their employers and other related groups.

                                                              
 

Chicago Council on Planned Giving 

The Chicago Council on Planned Giving is a professional association for development officers and allied professionals in the Chicago area. Our purpose is to educate members and the community about the philanthropic process with a focus on charitable planned giving and various estate planning techniques.

                                             

 
The Communications Network 


In recent years, growing numbers of foundations have recognized the value of using strategic communications as a tool for advancing their missions and extending the impact of their grantmaking. As a result, foundations have moved beyond simply publishing annual reports, grants lists, and the occasional press release. They are implementing sophisticated and comprehensive communications programs. These enhanced activities require a deep knowledge of how to create and deliver messages, how to brand and position organizations, and how to integrate new forms of communications technology and social networking tools into communication programs.

We believe communications is critical for today’s foundations. As these communications efforts grow, so does the need for communications practitioners in philanthropy to have timely access to knowledge, expertise, practical advice, and guidance to improve their work. To help, we provide resources, guidance and leadership to advance the strategic practice of communications in philanthropy.


International Association of Exhibitions and Events – Midwestern Chapter (IAEE Midwestern Chapter) 


Geographically, our Chapter reaches a broad region of the Midwestern states – Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwest Indiana and Wisconsin. Our members are as diverse as our landscapes but we are bound by one common thread - the Exhibitions and Events Industry.

Our goal as a chapter is to enrich our members' experience on a local level and encourage networking, education and collaboration. We host a series of educational and special events throughout the year on a variety of topics including Sales and Marketing, Social Media, Current Technology and Service Trends and Industry Developments.