Raising High-End Donations: An Interview with Tanya Stanfield of CSS Fundraising

When most of us think of fundraising, we think of galas or grassroots efforts like bake sales and email blasts.  But have you ever wondered how organizations get endowments, trusts and 6+ figure donations? We talked to Tanya Stanfield who is the Director of Marketing & Communications for CCS Fundraising which is a high end … More Raising High-End Donations: An Interview with Tanya Stanfield of CSS Fundraising

Being Your Own Cake Boss: An Interview with Courtney Hopkins, Award-Winning Entreprenuer & Cake Extroardinaire

The best advice I got was to “Not Give Up.” There are times when things don’t work out… but you have to learn from your mistakes and move on. … More Being Your Own Cake Boss: An Interview with Courtney Hopkins, Award-Winning Entreprenuer & Cake Extroardinaire

Prepare to Host Amazing Barbecues this Summer!

With the 4th of July right around the corner, there’s no better time to prepare to become a grilling extraordinaire.  Learn how to grill like a pro, offer refreshing salads and sides and create amazing condiments to wow friends and family this summer.  Featuring articles from FoodandWine.com, Delish.com, Bonappetit.com and Epicurious.com Learn to Grill with Tim … More Prepare to Host Amazing Barbecues this Summer!

Festivals, Conventions and Summer Events In Chicago

Everyone knows that Chicagoans put up with the winter just for our awesome summers!  June is alive with endless festival and summer event options. Events 12 is a great resource of all the festivals in Chicago: http://www.events12.com/chicago/june/ But don’t forget about all of the conventions!  Choose Chicago is always your one stop shop for an update on … More Festivals, Conventions and Summer Events In Chicago

Caterer of the Month: Cappuccino Catering with CCI Presents

Our Caterer of the Month is CCI Presents.  What makes them interesting is the vast array of beverages they offer in addition to the unique and beautiful presentations of their offerings.  When I first saw this company at a Choose Chicago event, I was blown away by the variety and also how attractive their beverages … More Caterer of the Month: Cappuccino Catering with CCI Presents