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June 2020

Silence is not an Option

Black lives matter.

Net Impact Chicago is part of an international community with a focus on a net impact for people, planet, and all of society.  Our organization stands by our diverse community and pushes for racial equity and social justice at all times.  Net Impact CEO Peter Lupoff says it best in a statement last week: “We know that silence is not an option when faced with inquiry and social injustice.  We have an obligation to stand up for what is right, in this time and place, or there will be no change”.  We need to continue to strive for justice, demand accountability, and while we all don’t have the answers to fix systemic racism, we all need to be part of the solution, take action, and demand change.

It is that plain and simple.  Black lives matter.

Net Impact Chicago is a community and we are here to support and educate those who are willing to learn.  In our monthly newsletter, we are including articles to educate you on key issues and understand the equity our fellow Chicagoans, our fellow neighbors, or fellow human beings are fighting so hard for.  Lastly, if you are wanting to learn to have more meaningful conversations about race, Net Impact has a blog for you to read or share.


How to Support / Donate / Give Back:

Key Black Lives Matter related Twitter handles:












What we are reading this month:

  • Aggregated Resources on Allyship & Racial Justice (Range from books to podcasts)

Virtual Classes/ Services

Virtual Events

FeelReal Online Gatherings – Intimate & Interactive Discussions around Community, Social Justice, and Connectedness (Multiple Dates, RSVP)

June - Nonprofit Utopia/ Net Impact Chicago Webinar Series on Tech for Nonprofits and Social Innovation  (June 10th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th)

(note if you miss the live events – here is the YouTube Channel where the Nonprofit and Social Good Technology Good Month 2020 videos will be posted)

UIC Panel talks on SJI & IRRPP Town Halls on Racial Justice in the time of Coronavirus (various dates past and upcoming, No RSVP needed)

06/08 - 16 -  Responsible Business Summit 2020 "Delivering a Clean, Low-Carbon and Inclusive Global Recovery" (RSVP)

06/13 - CivicLab Webinar { Civic Engagement in a Time of Isolation  } (RSVP) 

06/15 - 16 - UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020 focuses on post-COVID recovery and sustainability (RSVP $$ but complimentary if your org is a UN Global Compact participant)

06/19 - Chicago Urban League (CUL) SUMMIT 2020: Bridging the COVID-19 Divide  (RSVP, details TBD)

06/24 - Forefront Webinar - Solidarity & Resilience in Illinois’ Social Impact Sector   (RSVP)

We wish everyone well during this time and we will be staying in touch with more content and updates for future events.

Your Net Impact Chicago Leadership Team

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