About the Organization

AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits (AMPT) is a new initiative that will offer capacity building support, professional development, trainings, resources and connectivity to nonprofits in under-resourced communities, initially on the West Side of Chicago, and later to other communities. AMPT grew out of a research project during which hundreds of stakeholders were surveyed and interviewed about the capacity-building needs of community organizations doing the most critical work with the least resources. Research and experience confirm that explicit and consistent investment in capacity building and organizational development is critical to ensuring that organizations realize their full potential.

Chicago Cares proudly serves as the fiscal sponsor for AMPT. Established in 1991, Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago. In 2017, Chicago Cares launched an exciting new Community Investment Strategy to use impact volunteerism as a catalyst for community change efforts on Chicago’s south, west, and northwest sides where the infusion of resources and capacity could be transformational.

About the Position

AMPT is looking for an Executive Director who understands nonprofit operating realities and life cycles, ideally has experience with nonprofit start-up, is a self-starter, possesses an entrepreneurial drive and who is committed to capacity building to support organizations led by people of color and those organizations who serve people of color on Chicago’s West Side.


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