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Upcoming Programs

Sep
25

This workshop will focus specifically on strategies for crafting donor messages and takes an “old school” approach.

Sep
25

At this workshop, participants will learn how to articulate, monitor, and evolve their personal brands.

Sep
26

Please join your colleagues for the following two-part Chicago Arts Education Collaborative meeting with Ingenuity. Each portion of the meeting will take approximately 80 minutes, and members are welcome to attend one or both components of the meeting.

Sep
26

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.

Sep
26

This program will address the question of understanding governance, how to position yourself from a place of governance, learning the right questions, using parliamentary procedure to move along meeting and when to insert yourself into the discussion.

Sep
26

At this meeting, City Colleges of Chicago will provide a brief overview of its seven colleges and update the group on new initiatives. After this overview, the bulk of the meeting will be spent answering questions from our community.

Registration for this event is closed.