Chicago Chapter

Includes Illinois


Chicago Chapter Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Loop
Roanoke Bar on 2nd Floor
11 S LaSalle St
Chicago IL 60603
Located at LaSalle and Madison

Drop in when you can for as long or little as you can. No cost to attend - purchase items on your own. 

Enter at the LaSalle hotel entrance and take the elevator to the 2nd floor lobby then go to your right - it’s a nice large open space, good for casual networking.

Please forward to other ALDE members and potential ALDE members.

RSVP to Clyde Walter at [email protected]Contact Clyde with any questions. You can make a day-of decision to attend, but it's nice to have an idea of how many might attend. 

Join the Chicago Chapter for a potluck luncheon and Rich Duncan's webinar!
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

ELCA Churchwide Offices
Easter Room
8765 W Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

No cost to attend, but please bring a dish to share.

Also, we need your FREE RSVP here for planning purposes. Thank you!

An effective, supportive board is key to mission success. This presentation will delve into these burning questions: What constitutes a strong board member? What is the CEO's role with the board? What are the of mix of strengths you need on a board? How do you effectively manage a good board? What are the Dos and Don'ts? What should your expectations be of board members and what should they, in-turn, expect from you? How do you recruit a good board member? What should you be prepared to share? What do you never share? How do you convey board member responsibilities? The Orientation Book. Plus the dreaded ... How do you fire a volunteer? 

Rich Duncan, CFRE, is the Senior Director for Mission Funding for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Rich manages the fundraising activities for a team of major, leadership, and principal gift fundraisers representing the ministries of the ELCA, which include ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeals; ELCA Global Church Sponsorship; ELCA Fund for Leaders; and ELCA Vision for Mission. 

Rich has a B.S. in biology from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in management and marketing from Jacksonville University. He worked in pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing prior to learning development at his undergraduate alma mater, Lenoir-Rhyne University. While there, he became Executive Director of Development. Rich is married to Christine A. Post-Duncan, CFRE. She is the Gift and Estate Planning Director for JourneyCare. They have just celebrated 30 years of marriage and have two adult sons, Jake, who works in marketing in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Will, a service volunteer this year in Cambodia.