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Moving Conversations to Communities: How to Host an Actionable On the Table

  While making connections, talking and listening to our neighbors over a meal is at the heart of On the Table, we know that over the past four years, so many participants have taken these conversations a step further. They’ve worked with each other to take action, and make change in their community. But how […]

Listening with Courage and Compassion: Lessons from On the Table

Columnist David Brooks frequently talks about the decline in social capital and social trust in our communities. In one column he asks the question, “What is the central challenge facing our era?” His answer: Social isolation—a reality especially true for communities down the income scale. Brooks goes on to cite studies showing that the rise […]

Much More Than Conversation: Three Years of On the Table

The first time one tries something, it is about figuring out how to get it done. The second try is often about making adjustments to improve or enhance your experience. A third try gives you a chance to reflect on whether you are making progress, or “getting it right.” Since the 2014 inaugural version of […]

‘On the Table’ Goes to Citizen University

This year’s annual conference for Citizen University was an exciting national moment for On the Table. Hosting a dinner conversation with activists, artists and changemakers from around the country gave us the opportunity to present On the Table as a tool for considering core questions concerning where our communities are heading, and where we want […]

The Chicago Community Trust Announces the Return of ‘On the Table’

May 10 mealtime conversations across Chicagoland will unite residents, inspire new solutions to strengthen the region Media Contact: Katelyn Yoshimoto 312-573-5492 CHICAGO – February 23, 2016 – The Chicago Community Trust today announced the return of its region-wide civic engagement initiative On the Table on Tuesday, May 10. On the Table, entering its third […]

The Power of a Good Conversation: On the Table 2015

What is the value of a good conversation? Should it help people make connections, find common ground, or even just allow people to share stories? Sometimes the best conversations move and inspire us to take action. On May 12, 2015, thousands of great conversations happened right here in the Chicago region as part of The […]

The Chicago Community Trust Releases On the Table 2015 Survey Results

Media Contact: Katelyn Yoshimoto 312-573-5492 Announces Partnership and Funding Opportunity for 2015 Urban Forum Action Project CHICAGO – September 17, 2015 – The Chicago Community Trust today released a report from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) assessing the impact of On the Table 2015. The […]

On The Table

Meet. Share. Do. What will you do with On the Table? Get together – face-to-face – with other thinkers and doers to find common ground and common cause. Then, move your ideas from the table to places all around Chicago to make powerful things happen. Be engaged in a movement of thousands of Chicago-area residents […]

Trust to Kick Off Centennial Year With Return of ‘On The Table’

Mealtime conversations to focus on resident commitments for improving their communities CHICAGO – February 5, 2015 – The Chicago Community Trust today announced that it will launch its Centennial year with the return of On the Table on Tuesday, May 12: the Trust’s 100th anniversary. An imaginative public square designed to improve communities across the […]

Is It Time to Revisit Formula Clause Charitable Gifts?

As professional advisors and their clients continue to digest the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in late 2017, one unanticipated effect may be on planned and estate gifts to charities. In particular, it may be time to revisit formula clauses used in donors’ estate planning documents. In very simplistic terms, formula clauses […]