2021 - 22 Programming

We are always working hard to developing fantastic programming for the Net Impact Chicago (NIC) community that is a mixture of professional learning, networking, and volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to meeting with and getting to know many of you at the year's events.

Please get in touch with additional ideas or collaborations!

2021 - 22 EVENTS UPDATE: 

We are observing public health protocols and are evaluating future in-person Net Impact Chicago (NIC) events. Our blog may list other/3rd party community events of interest.

We do plan virtual events. 

Some (but not all) of our past events may be recorded to view on-demand at our YouTube Channel.

Please stay tuned here or via our social media channels for more info going forward.  

Thank you for your support and best wishes to our community to stay safe and healthy!

Upcoming events

Fri, May 20, 2022 11:00 AM • Online - RSVP via link in "show details" of this event page
Sat, June 04, 2022 12:00 PM • TBD near Downtown Chicago

    • Fri, May 20, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online - RSVP via link in "show details" of this event page

    Net Impact Central Webinar - Making the Energy Sector Regenerative: What It Will Take to Get There?
      - A global virtual event.  Free to attend!

    Join us on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:00 am CT for for 'Making the Energy Sector Regenerative: What It Will Take to Get There', a multi-stakeholder conversation exploring the difficult question of how to create a regenerative global energy supply chain. Critical stakeholders representing various industries and perspectives will have an engaging and interactive discussion on what transformative change in the energy sector entails - including barriers to success, progress that can be celebrated, and areas for collaboration.

    RSVP NOW at Net Impact Central

    This event will give you an opportunity to:

    • Gain insight into opportunities for ambitious acceleration of efforts and emerging possibilities to create a regenerative energy sector
    • Connect with and hear from professionals working in the energy sector, as well as members of the Net Impact community, to better understand the stakeholders working in the energy sector.
    • Ask your critically important questions and have an opportunity to share your insight directly with stakeholders working in the energy sector.
    • Engage in respectful and thoughtful dialogue on collaborative solutions to create a regenerative energy sector.

    This seventh event in our Regenerative Economy series provides opportunities to engage, learn, and connect.  Take advantage of these connections now!

    • Sat, June 04, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD near Downtown Chicago

    Save the Date:  Join Net Impact Chicago for an in-person networking brunch, Saturday June 4 at Noon CT!

    Indicate your initial interest via this form

    After many months of virtual events, let’s celebrate Spring in Chicago by reconnecting with the Net Impact community and enjoying the nice weather!

    We are excited to hear what everyone has been up to this past year!

    Where: Location near Downtown Chicago, TBD

    When: Saturday, June 4, 2022 1, at 12pm to 2:30 pm CT

    How Much: Each attendee/ guest pays for their own food and beverages.  Price range is expected to be a moderate range, between $15 -$30 per person, not counting any alcohol. 

    What Next:  Please indicate your preliminary non-binding interest via this form.  The actual RSVP intake will be published on Eventbrite and on the NIC Events page in mid-May for an "official" count.

    save date of June 4 12 pm for a NIC Brunch

    COVID safety: This event is planned to be outdoors or in a windows-open setting, weather permitting

    • Since things change quickly, we’ll continue to monitor local and CDC recommendations and follow the latest guidance at the event.
    • Wearing a mask will be optional. 
    • You can provide your preferred contact info and/or LinkedIn profile as optional when you register for the event, and we’ll share everyone’s info with the group to make networking easier


    In preparation for the social, visit Net Impact Central's calendar for upcoming events online


Wed, April 27, 2022 Net Impact Central Virtual Workshops: A Career of Impact
Sat, April 23, 2022 Earth Week 04/23 Volunteer Park Clean-Up with Net Impact Chicago
Wed, March 23, 2022 Net Impact Central Virtual Event - Corporate Impact & Regeneration: Building Partnerships for Impact
Tue, January 25, 2022 Net Impact Central Webinar - Circularity, Companies, and Careers: Regeneration in Action
Wed, December 01, 2021 RSVP now! Net Impact Chicago December Virtual Event: Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act: What does it mean for you?
Thu, November 18, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Building a Regenerative Economy Together: Inspiring Stories and Community Connection
Tue, October 19, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Leaders for the Built Environment
Thu, September 16, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Chicago September Social: Regenerating Connections (in-person outdoor event!)
Wed, September 15, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Tue, August 31, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Building a Regenerative Economy: How Green Swans Can Achieve Impact at Scale
Wed, June 23, 2021 RSVP now! 06/23 - ESG: The Sustainable Investing Landscape
Sat, March 13, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Central Online Workshop: "Good Work: Designing a Career for a Just and Sustainable World"
Thu, February 25, 2021 RSVP Now - Chicago Impact Community Networking - 02/25 Online
Wed, February 24, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Central Webinar: "How Next Gen Leaders are Reshaping the Vision"
Thu, January 28, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Creating Value in a Changing World"
Mon, December 07, 2020 The State of Racial Disparities and Inequities in Healthcare
Thu, October 08, 2020 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Designing for All: Bridging the Digital Divide"
Mon, September 14, 2020 Water and You: Global. Local. Essential
Wed, July 15, 2020 Leading With Empathy - Going Back to Work
Thu, July 09, 2020 Net Impact Central Fireside Chat: "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire"
Wed, February 19, 2020 Business in Sustainability - Panel Discussion
Fri, February 07, 2020 Net Impact Chicago Partner Social Event
Wed, January 22, 2020 Winter Happy Hour & Networking
Mon, December 09, 2019 Year-End Book Swap: Networking and Book Exchange
Wed, October 09, 2019 Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Panel
Thu, September 12, 2019 Conscious Capitalism Chicago Presents: How to Be a Conscious Leader on a Purpose Driven Journey
Tue, June 11, 2019 June Networking Happy Hour
Wed, May 15, 2019 Planning for a Better Chicago, A discussion on regional planning with CMAP
Thu, March 21, 2019 Technology for Social Good - A Panel Discussion
Wed, February 20, 2019 February Networking Happy Hour
Wed, February 13, 2019 NetSquared Chicago: Public Good Software CEO Talk
Wed, November 14, 2018 More Responsible Investing - What, Why, & How?
Tue, October 09, 2018 Careers With Impact - Panel Discussion
Mon, September 17, 2018 Fall Networking/Happy Hour
Tue, October 24, 2017 Social Impact Venture Networking Night
Fri, June 16, 2017 Meet Up at Rebuilding Exchange Annual Fundraiser
Thu, May 11, 2017 All-Chapter Networking Happy Hour
Thu, March 09, 2017 Third Annual NIC Thinkathon
Wed, January 25, 2017 VIP Salon: Dinner with Alliance for the Great Lakes
Thu, December 01, 2016 Year-End Thank You Dinner
Thu, November 10, 2016 Hack-a-thon: Tackling Work+Shelter's Key Challenges
Tue, October 25, 2016 Workshop: Social Media for Impact Organizations
Tue, August 23, 2016 Grow the Movement: Scaling Up Sustainable Agriculture
Tue, July 19, 2016 Fashion & Impact: Challenges in Making Ethical & Sustainable Fashion
Thu, June 30, 2016 SEA-NIC Social Enterprise Pitch Night
Wed, May 11, 2016 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
Wed, April 13, 2016 The State of Cannabis
Tue, March 01, 2016 Second Annual NIC Thinkathon
Wed, January 27, 2016 VIP Salon: Dinner and Discussion
Thu, December 10, 2015 Coalition X Change Happy Hour
Tue, December 01, 2015 NIC Thank You Reception
Wed, October 07, 2015 Lunch & Learn at Edelman: The Power of Purpose
Sat, September 26, 2015 Private Tour of The Plant + Lunch at Pleasant House Bakery
Wed, August 26, 2015 Drink Responsibly: Sustainability from Farm to Pub
Sat, August 15, 2015 Volunteer Team for Oak Park MicroBrew Review
Thu, May 28, 2015 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
Thu, May 07, 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Chicago+Acumen
Thu, April 09, 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board
Tue, February 24, 2015 2015 NIC Thinkathon
Thu, December 18, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, October 16, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Wed, October 01, 2014 Lunch & Learn with Susan Camberis: Bringing a Sustainability Lens to Any Role
Thu, September 18, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, August 21, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, June 12, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Tue, May 13, 2014 Net Impact All-Chapter Networking
Sat, April 26, 2014 Crack A Case
Sat, April 26, 2014 Earth Day Volunteer
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