• 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. 

  •  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.

 

Support Us

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
26

This course is designed to train volunteer managers on the basics of project design and management. Participants will gain the skills and tools to develop high quality volunteer projects that retain and cultivate volunteers.

Mar
27

Learn how to effectively incorporate strategic plans in board and committee meetings to help keep your plans from collecting dust. This workshop will include powerful, real-life examples of strategic plan implementation. Participants will also learn how to understand important measures and metrics that effectively demonstrate organizational impact.

Mar
27

This session explores approaches to reviewing proposals in the context of board priorities and interests.

Mar
28

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

 

Mar
28

This session will cover the basics of raising money and provide basic tips on how you can maximize your efforts. Topics will include developing gift acceptance policies, creating effective year-end appeal message, identifying and approaching major gift donors, and more!

Mar
29

This workshop will explore effective ways to advocate for the funding of indirect costs in grant proposals and budgets.