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“Nonprofit Management” 2
Tom’s background…
ACTOR
INTERNET MARKETER
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPER
PRODUCER
EDUCATOR
“The Artist As Activist” –
DePaul Art Department
EXEC ED
DESIGNER/
FACILITATOR
3
The Basics
• Born in New York City
• Came to IL in 1980 to be member of the
Illinois Shakespeare Festival
• Self-styled “Public Defender”
• Started or led 14 nonprofit enterprises
• Hobbies: history, politics, photography,
travel, science fiction, our garden
• Married 33 years, Merle Green
4
Other Classes I teach…
“Public Policy Analysis” National Louis University
“Nonprofit Organizations” &
“Nonprofit Advocacy”
Adler University Nonprofit Management Program
“Community Organizing” Roosevelt University
“Nonprofit Management” Loyola Graduate School of Social Work
“Nonprofits & Civic Engagement”
“Public Policy Advocacy for
Nonprofits”
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of
Continuing Studies
“Got Creativity – Strategies & Tools for
the Next Economy”
“How To Be A Social Change Agent”
IIT Stuart School of Business
“The Artist as Activist” Loyola University, DePaul University
“Acting Up – Using Theater &
Technology for Social Change”
DePaul School for New Learning – Distance
Learning Program
“Tools & Techniques for Creative
Leaders”
Illinois Institute of Technology
5
Nonprofit efforts I’ve started or led
• New York Science Fiction Film Society
• The Free Shakespeare Company
• Pegasus Players
• Peoples Housing Community Arts Program
• 42nd Ward Citizens for a Better Future
• Greater Chicago Citizens for the Arts
• Douglas Park Community Cultural Center
• The Creative America Project
• Protect Our Parks
• No Games Chicago
• Protect Our Public Assets
• The CivicLab
• The TIF Illumination Project
• “Chicago Is Not Broke” Book Project
• The POWER Institute
6
Major Civic Projects
www.wearenotbroke.org
www.nogameschicago.com
www.civiclab.us
www.wesavedlincolnpark.org
7
Global Cardboard Challenge
Building hydroponic growing kits!
Working @
The Lab…
8
Launched in June 2017…
www.powerinstitute.us
9
10
11
Strange but true…
I used to be a hippie! (1970)

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Tom Tresser "Civics 101" Intrdouction - 2/24

  • 2. “Nonprofit Management” 2 Tom’s background… ACTOR INTERNET MARKETER COMMUNITY DEVELOPER PRODUCER EDUCATOR “The Artist As Activist” – DePaul Art Department EXEC ED DESIGNER/ FACILITATOR
  • 3. 3 The Basics • Born in New York City • Came to IL in 1980 to be member of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival • Self-styled “Public Defender” • Started or led 14 nonprofit enterprises • Hobbies: history, politics, photography, travel, science fiction, our garden • Married 33 years, Merle Green
  • 4. 4 Other Classes I teach… “Public Policy Analysis” National Louis University “Nonprofit Organizations” & “Nonprofit Advocacy” Adler University Nonprofit Management Program “Community Organizing” Roosevelt University “Nonprofit Management” Loyola Graduate School of Social Work “Nonprofits & Civic Engagement” “Public Policy Advocacy for Nonprofits” University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Continuing Studies “Got Creativity – Strategies & Tools for the Next Economy” “How To Be A Social Change Agent” IIT Stuart School of Business “The Artist as Activist” Loyola University, DePaul University “Acting Up – Using Theater & Technology for Social Change” DePaul School for New Learning – Distance Learning Program “Tools & Techniques for Creative Leaders” Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 5. 5 Nonprofit efforts I’ve started or led • New York Science Fiction Film Society • The Free Shakespeare Company • Pegasus Players • Peoples Housing Community Arts Program • 42nd Ward Citizens for a Better Future • Greater Chicago Citizens for the Arts • Douglas Park Community Cultural Center • The Creative America Project • Protect Our Parks • No Games Chicago • Protect Our Public Assets • The CivicLab • The TIF Illumination Project • “Chicago Is Not Broke” Book Project • The POWER Institute
  • 7. 7 Global Cardboard Challenge Building hydroponic growing kits! Working @ The Lab…
  • 8. 8 Launched in June 2017… www.powerinstitute.us
  • 9. 9
  • 10. 10
  • 11. 11 Strange but true… I used to be a hippie! (1970)