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Associate Director of Member Services
Angela Moore
312-372-2636 x. 236

Benefits of Membership:

  • A subscription to LINK, our monthly newsletter, informing members of future activities in the economic development field, including activities sponsored by CANDO, its members, and others;
  • A listing in and a copy of, the CANDO Member Directory, a valuable networking and resource tool not available to non-members. The Directory lists banks, consultants, real estate developers, and other firms and institutions. It also lists all of our community-based members, with contact and location information. Only CANDO members receive this valuable directory;
  • Free mailing labels of other members (upon request; valuable for direct marketing);
  • A one-stop resource on a wide variety of questions relating to neighborhood economic development;
  • Financing services, including microlending, to which members can refer their neighborhood businesses or use for projects;
  • Individualized technical assistance to nonprofits, in areas such as industrial development, retail attraction, real estate development and financing, etc.;
  • Seminars and training programs to advance your economic development skills and knowledge, either free or at reduced member rates;
  • Corporate Members (i.e. sponsorship of $1,000 or more) receive the additional benefit of being listed as a /contributor to CANDO in all of our publications (e.g. Annual Report). They also receive the CANDO corporate publication, Partners in Progress.

Member Categories (all membership applications are subject to Board approval):

  1. Voting Members - are eligible to vote for and hold office as CANDO board members and officers. Voting Members include:

    Chicago nonprofit organizations, with a focus on economic development, that
    service neighborhoods with specific boundaries.

  2. Affiliate Members - are all members who do not meet the criteria for Voting Members. These include citywide nonprofits, organizations outside the city limits, groups with an emphasis other than neighborhood economic development, and for-profits. Affiliate members cannot vote, but are eligible to serve on the CANDO Board.

  3. Corporate Members - for-profit members. They receive all of the benefits that other members do, with additional benefits such as recognition as a sponsor in all CANDO marketing material and publications. CANDO also has a corporate publication it sends only to these members.

How to Sign-Up:

Contact Angela Moore, Associate Director of Member Services at CANDO 312-372-2636 x. 236

Or download an application and mail it back to us:
(Please note: PDF files are very large. Also, you will need Adobe Acrobat to read these files.)

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