• 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. 


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


Join master storyteller and fundraising expert Lori L. Jacobwith for this immersive workshop on storytelling for impact. 


Discover outcomes and walk away with tried and true best practices in workforce development with Instituto del Progreso Latino and Year UP.


Arts Alliance Illinois will share policy updates related to arts education, including updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) work group’s recommendation for how to measure the Illinois arts indicator of school quality.


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


Everyone’s Issue is designed to bring multiple segments of the community/region to the table to begin working on a collaborative, coordinated solution to the Opioid/Substance Misuse issue in their area.