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Upcoming Programs


Join the IL Count Me In 2020 statewide advocacy coalition webinar on Thursday, 5/23 to hear from Maria Filippelli, Public Interest Technology Census Fellow of New America, as she speaks about the cyber security concerns with the 2020 Census.


Join Forefront’s CCAPS and Human Capital committees for a conversation with author Emily Krone Phillips about her book: The Make-or-Break Year.


Join us at Forefront’s Chicago office on May 29 for the Social Impact Pop Up Lab, where you can turn your insight into momentum to overcome barriers at your organization and drive forward a plan for maximizing the good you do.


The relationship between the executive director and board chair is essential to organizational success. During this workshop, we’ll explore this important relationship with a focus on areas of collaboration and separation, all wrapped in the understanding of mutual expectations.


Building on 30 Years of Success: Networking and Program


Join us for a lively discussion with a generationally diverse panel of family board members to explore some of the struggles and to learn how some foundations have incorporated practical ways to include different perspectives when determining priorities and making decisions.