• Forefront is the hub for social good in Illinois. We help our members drive change by making them more effective, strategic and innovative. Join us!

  • Forefront offers affordable, accessible, comprehensive trainings that help you do more Good. Browse our course catalog. 

  • Forefront engages policymakers and leading stakeholders in developing policy recommendations and solutions that build a vibrant social impact sector. Learn more. 

  • Valerie Jarrett, Sr. Advisor to President Barack Obama and María Teresa Kumar founding Executive Director of Voto Latino will join us for our Luncheon. Register now. 

  •  Forefront recently launched Converge Consulting which provides affordable accounting and financial services to nonprofits and foundations. Learn more.


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No matter your level of experience, no matter the size of your organization, we can help you connect advocacy to your organization's mission.


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Upcoming Programs


Chicago nonprofit agencies are developing tools and resources to introduce their high school students to progressive pathways.  Come hear about what they are doing, how it is impacting their partner schools and students, and how the Progressive Pathways Fund’s work is supporting these efforts. 


Forefront will host its 44th Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago.


This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues.


Join Forefront and IMC for a deep dive into the Social Impact sector. Interns are invited to attend this panel discussion on careers in the nonprofit world as well as opportunities to engage through board work and volunteering.


As students and their guides sift through myriad decisions on the path to college, determining the full cost of school and how families will cover those costs, are amongst the most critical conversations


Is your organization planning or thinking about a capital project?  If yes, there is funding available to improve the energy efficiency of your building(s)!  ComEd and Forefront are partnering to offer free sessions in Chicago and Oak Brook for nonprofit organizations to learn more.  Representatives from ComEd and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation will give presentations and be available for Q&A.