2020 - 21 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!

2020 - 21 EVENTS UPDATE: 

We are observing public health protocols and suspending in-person Net Impact Chicago (NIC) events for now. 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 Vimeo 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!

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • - Online Webinar -
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    Join us Thursday, January 28,  12 pm Central Time!

    In our sixth Reimagining Capitalism event, we invite you to join a thought-provoking conversation with Judy Samuelson, vice president at the Aspen Institute, and founder and executive director of The Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program, and Yusuf George, Managing Director for Corporate Engagement at JUST Capital.

    Net Impact Central is organizing a webinar, and you are invited!

    Imagine that it's 2030. COVID is behind us but its long-term damage has hastened the impact of inequities on various segments of society. Injustice created through racial inequity, climate change, and wealth disparity has increased. As Rebecca Henderson described in our first Reimagining Capitalism event, the world is on fire...and it's burning very quickly.

    Is a different world possible? Can business as a force for good, drive tangible change? In her recent book, "The Six New Rules of Business: Creating Value in a Changing World", Judy Samuelson explains that we are sitting at a critical juncture in history where "business as usual" is no longer a viable option and the rules are dramatically changing.

    "From technology to supply chains, social impact to environmental limits, the landscape for business and the definition of success have both been upended. Income inequality is rife, social discord is high, and the demand for business to create real value for all its stakeholders has become a loud and rallying cry."

    Together Judy and Yusuf will explore how shifts in attitudes and mindsets are redefining our notions of what constitutes business success and how a new set of rules are enabling executives and leaders to think and manage differently.

    After the close of the event at 11 am PST, we invite you to stay on and join an optional 30 minute post-event conversation.

    RSVP directly to Net Impact Central

    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • - Online Webinar -
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    SAVE the DATE:  Join us Wednesday, February 24,  12 pm Central Time!

    Topic: The New American Dream: Exploring How Next Gen Leaders are Reshaping the Vision

    Net Impact Central is organizing a webinar, and you are invited!

    Details and RSVP info will be posted closer to the time.

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Webinar

    Save the Date:  Thursday, February 25.

    Stay tuned here for more details and RSVP link soon!

    Net Impact Chicago plans an interactive virtual event for Chicagoland social and career networking -- to start off a more hopeful 2021.  You don't have to be a paid Net Impact Chicago member - all are welcome!  You may be in the impact, private, public, nonprofit, academic, or hybrid world, or just want to talk to those outside your sector.  You may be thinking of making a job or career pivot.  You may be in an early, mid, or advanced career stage.  You may want to discuss practical tips or the big picture.  Either way, we look forward to convening a great virtual gathering.

    No charge to attend. Join Us!

    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • - Online Workshop -
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    SAVE the DATE:  Join us Saturday March 13, 2021.  Exact time TBD.


    Good Work: Designing a Career for a Just and Sustainable World

    Net Impact Central is organizing a half day online workshop and you are invited!

    Details and RSVP info will be posted closer to the time.


07 Dec 2020 The State of Racial Disparities and Inequities in Healthcare
08 Oct 2020 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Designing for All: Bridging the Digital Divide"
14 Sep 2020 Water and You: Global. Local. Essential
15 Jul 2020 Leading With Empathy - Going Back to Work
09 Jul 2020 Net Impact Central Fireside Chat: "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire"
19 Feb 2020 Business in Sustainability - Panel Discussion
07 Feb 2020 Net Impact Chicago Partner Social Event
22 Jan 2020 Winter Happy Hour & Networking
09 Dec 2019 Year-End Book Swap: Networking and Book Exchange
09 Oct 2019 Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Panel
12 Sep 2019 Conscious Capitalism Chicago Presents: How to Be a Conscious Leader on a Purpose Driven Journey
11 Jun 2019 June Networking Happy Hour
15 May 2019 Planning for a Better Chicago, A discussion on regional planning with CMAP
21 Mar 2019 Technology for Social Good - A Panel Discussion
20 Feb 2019 February Networking Happy Hour
13 Feb 2019 NetSquared Chicago: Public Good Software CEO Talk
14 Nov 2018 More Responsible Investing - What, Why, & How?
09 Oct 2018 Careers With Impact - Panel Discussion
17 Sep 2018 Fall Networking/Happy Hour
24 Oct 2017 Social Impact Venture Networking Night
16 Jun 2017 Meet Up at Rebuilding Exchange Annual Fundraiser
11 May 2017 All-Chapter Networking Happy Hour
09 Mar 2017 Third Annual NIC Thinkathon
25 Jan 2017 VIP Salon: Dinner with Alliance for the Great Lakes
01 Dec 2016 Year-End Thank You Dinner
10 Nov 2016 Hack-a-thon: Tackling Work+Shelter's Key Challenges
25 Oct 2016 Workshop: Social Media for Impact Organizations
23 Aug 2016 Grow the Movement: Scaling Up Sustainable Agriculture
19 Jul 2016 Fashion & Impact: Challenges in Making Ethical & Sustainable Fashion
30 Jun 2016 SEA-NIC Social Enterprise Pitch Night
11 May 2016 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
13 Apr 2016 The State of Cannabis
01 Mar 2016 Second Annual NIC Thinkathon
27 Jan 2016 VIP Salon: Dinner and Discussion
10 Dec 2015 Coalition X Change Happy Hour
01 Dec 2015 NIC Thank You Reception
07 Oct 2015 Lunch & Learn at Edelman: The Power of Purpose
26 Sep 2015 Private Tour of The Plant + Lunch at Pleasant House Bakery
26 Aug 2015 Drink Responsibly: Sustainability from Farm to Pub
15 Aug 2015 Volunteer Team for Oak Park MicroBrew Review
28 May 2015 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
07 May 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Chicago+Acumen
09 Apr 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board
24 Feb 2015 2015 NIC Thinkathon
18 Dec 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
16 Oct 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
01 Oct 2014 Lunch & Learn with Susan Camberis: Bringing a Sustainability Lens to Any Role
18 Sep 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
21 Aug 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
12 Jun 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
13 May 2014 Net Impact All-Chapter Networking
26 Apr 2014 Crack A Case
26 Apr 2014 Earth Day Volunteer
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