Associate Board

The All Chicago Associate Board is a dynamic group of passionate individuals dedicated to supporting All Chicago’s mission and initiatives. Comprising enthusiastic young professionals and emerging leaders (ages 25-45), the Associate Board actively contributes by providing fresh perspectives and strategic insights and leveraging diverse skills.

The Associate Board is dedicated to ending homelessness through volunteering, achieving financial milestones, and promoting awareness of All Chicago’s impactful work. Our strength stems from a network of socially conscious professionals actively supporting All Chicago’s programs.

Please complete the interest form linked below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Avery Scott at ascott@allchicago.org.

Kick-Off Event: Associate Board Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Park & Field

Benefits of Joining the Associate Board

  • Impactful Cause: Contribute directly to the mission of preventing and ending homelessness and making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families in need.
  • Skill Enhancement: Develop and refine leadership, networking, and organizational skills through hands-on experience and collaboration with a diverse group of professionals.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build a robust network of like-minded professionals, establishing valuable connections within the organization and in the broader community.
  • Advocacy Role: Serve as an advocate for homelessness issues, utilizing your skills to raise awareness and support for All Chicago’s programs.
  • Contribute Financially: Support All Chicago’s financial goals through fundraising efforts, contributing to the sustainability and growth of crucial programs and initiatives.

Responsibilities of the Associate Board

  • Wholeheartedly champion and promote the mission of All Chicago.
  • Attend at least 75% of board events and meetings, whether in person or virtually.
  • Engage in All Chicago and the Associate Board’s social media – share content and brainstorm fresh ideas for dialogue around our impact.
  • Play an active role on at least one Associate Board Committee. (learn more about committees below)
  • Grow our community! Recruit ONE new member annually or introduce FIVE individuals to All Chicago through Associate Board activities.

Give-Get Commitment

All Associate Board members, excluding those with lived experience of homelessness, are asked to make an annual board contribution of $500. This contribution can be fulfilled through a combination of the following options:

  • Personal gift
  • Event ticket purchase
  • In-kind donation (supplies, food for event, etc.)
  • Employer match
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Successful solicitation of donation or sponsorship

Aligning with fundraising best practices, our “give or get” policy emphasizes that each board member is encouraged to contribute a specified amount annually. This can be achieved either through personal resources (“give”) or by actively participating in fundraising efforts to secure monetary or in-kind resources from others (“get”).

Associate Board Committees

Marketing & Communications Committee
  • Promote awareness of All Chicago and the Associate Board effectively.
  • Enhance the visibility and engagement of the Associate Board across various social networking platforms.
  • Implement strategic marketing initiatives to boost fundraising, recruitment, volunteering, and outreach events and activities.
  • Cultivate and manage corporate relationships to secure sponsorships and donations and support recruitment efforts.
  • Ensure cohesive and consistent messaging is maintained during events and across all promotional materials.
Membership & Recruitment Committee
  • Strategize and implement effective outreach methods to foster the growth and retention of the Associate Board membership.
  • Facilitate meetings to extend a warm welcome and provide comprehensive onboarding for all new members.
  • Collaborate with staff to guarantee that new members receive all necessary welcome materials and information.
  • Regularly assess and address member expectations, ensuring a high level of satisfaction with their overall experience.
Events Committee
  • Plan and execute one large and one to two small engagement, fundraising, or educational events annually (examples include wine tasting, tailgate party, partner site visit, Chicago history tour, etc.).
  • Collaborate with venues to secure dates, coordinate event details, and manage the event budget.
  • Partner with staff and the Marketing & Communications Committee to publicize events and facilitate ticket sales.
  • In coordination with the Membership & Recruitment Committee, organize one to two networking events aimed at involving new individuals in All Chicago’s mission.