Things to do in Chicago


Here are some fun things to do in Chicago…and yes I snuck in a couple events that JMT will be hosting in Chicago this month.  Where are your favorite places to go and your favorite restaurants and activities to enjoy in the Windy City?

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a world class zoological institution located in Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park district. Founded in 1868, the zoo is rich with architectural treasures as well as award-winning progressively designed animal habitats. A conservation haven nestled in the heart of Chicago, the zoo operates one of the country’s largest zoo-based conservation and science programs. Committed to saving species locally and globally the zoo employs highly specialized experts in veterinary medicine, landscape ecology, cognitive and behavioral research, endocrinology, epidemiology and population biology. The not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo attracts an estimated 3 million visitors per year and is one of America’s last remaining free admission zoos.

The Black Ensemble Theater

The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater is to eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon our society through the utilization of theater arts. BE achieves its mission through productions and programs that perpetuate the history of the African American people, while reaching out to a cross-cultural audience and serving disenfranchised communities.

The Black Ensemble Theater’s theatrical productions and educational outreach programs have been featured in the New York Times, The New York PostCrain’s Chicago Business, Jet and Ebony, just to name a few. Some of our most popular productions include “The Jackie Wilson Story”, “The Other Cinderella” and “Don’t Make Me Over: In Tribute to Dionne Warwick”.

1/13/11 JMT Consulting Group Sage MIP Fund Accounting Users Group

If you use Sage MIP Fund Accounting we cordially invite you to an upcoming User Group meeting we’re hosting on Thursday January 13 at the Chicago Hilton Garden Inn Downtown.

We will be looking at administrative functions and reporting tips that will help you prepare for your audit. We will be sharing a lot of helpful information about the software that you can benefit from but this is also an opportunity to grow your network and meet others who are putting the power of Sage MIP Fund Accounting to work for their nonprofit.

To register click here or contact Lyndsey Murphy, Marketing Coordinator

The Children’s Discovery Museum

The mission of the Children’s Discovery Museum is to inspire the love of learning through the power of play.

The Children’s Discovery Museum is a different kind of museum — where touching the exhibits is actually encouraged. The exhibits are designed for kids of any age to touch, climb on, climb into, and even take apart and put back together. It’s a liberty kids are seldom afforded in a museum — or anywhere else!

1/13/11 A CFO’s Guide to Nonprofit Financials

Join us at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush for lunch and a discussion on knowing when your organization is ready to change financial systems.  We’ll discuss how to determine the ROI of any system change, whether or not your current system is the cause of inefficiencies, what options are there for a nonprofit interested in hosting system in the cloud environment, and much more.

To register: Email or call 888.368.2463.

Victory Gardens Theater

From its founding in 1974 through the present day, Victory Gardens Theater has dedicated itself to playwrights and their works as well as emphasizing the development of an ethnically and culturally diverse community of artists. Recipient of the 2001 Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Victory Gardens continues to expand on its new works initiative through its 14-member Playwrights Ensemble, as well as work from playwrights who are changing theater in the United States and abroad. Victory Gardens has produced more world premieres than any other Chicago theater.