• 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.

 

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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

Oct
16

During this discussion amongst grantmakers, we’ll explore the factors that determine how much is too much to ask of our grantees, along with questions and experiences that will help guide your evaluation and grantmaking practice.

Oct
16

How we define diversity and the various ways we see equity or non-equity are complicated. You might say it goes beyond black and white into complicated social norms, expectation and false narratives. Join this conversation to begin to explore these complexities and gain an understanding of the questions you should be asking yourself and within your organization.

Oct
16

Learn how to identify potential board member and identify reole responsibilities, differentiate the role fo the Executive Director from the Board, plan board meetings that rock, build an effective working relationship with the board, and more!

Oct
16

Funders are invited to attend an informal lunch with National thought leader Riki Wilchins, Executive Director, TrueChild.

Oct
17

This workshop will give you tools to strategically drive your workforce planning and organizational culture from transactional to transformational and use business tools like process improvement and HR metrics to make decisions.

Oct
17

Join your fellow ACN members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun!