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  • 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. 

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

Library

We connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

Get free access to prospect research, informational databases, and more at Forefront's Library.

Policy + Advocacy Center

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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We invite you to Sponsor Forefront and highlight your dedication to building a vibrant social impact sector in Illinois.

 

Join the Movement

Whether you are a grantmaker, nonprofit, advisor, or ally of the sector, we welcome you to our community. Join the movement to make our state a better place for everyone!

Upcoming Programs

Mar
20

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

Mar
20

Bethany Miller, Program Officer at the Kresge Foundation, and will provide an overview of the Foundation’s college access and success strategy.

This event is open to Grantmakers only.

Mar
20

This event has been canceled.

Join ACN, Forefront members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun! 

Mar
21

A Symposium for The Nonprofit CEO

A lack of diversity, inclusion, and equity is at the forefront of our workforce and national dialogue. As signs continue to point to a demographic shift towards racial diversity, nonprofits must confront the true nature of this challenge, face the bias implicit to our institutions, and commit to adopting policies and practices that create a culture of inclusion and equity.

Mar
21

Registration for this event is closed.

Please join the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation and the Forefront Education Group for a breakfast presentation and panel discussion on the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research report: Supporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development: Research Implications for Educators.

Mar
21

Financial leadership involves guiding a nonprofit organization to sustanability and financial health while providing the right conditions to acheive mission impact.