• 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. 

  • Mission Sustainability Initiative offers a confidential, transparent, and accessible process for organizations to consider strategic partnerships and collaborations as a tool to further their mission.

  •  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

Feb
21

This workshop on the fundamentals of evaluation in grantmaking will provide a framework for evaluating your own work, structures for good evaluation, guidelines on how to use data more effectively, and ways to fund evaluation.

Feb
21

In this workshop, we'll provide a primer on nonprofit finance and accounting and interpreting financial statements. Additionally, we'll provide key strategies to ensure your organization remains financially solvent, has a sustainable business model, and more. 

Feb
22

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for new Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community.

Feb
22

Learn how to inspire, encourage, and accept gifts from donors’ estates.

Feb
23

In this highly participatory workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the elements of a high-performance board of directors, identify the key elements in their own boards that will make a difference in the board’s culture and performance, and draft an action plan.