• 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

Oct
18

As part of Forefront’s Democracy Initiative, we invite our nonprofit members to utilize BallotReady’s online medium to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

Oct
18

Join your colleagues to set the Partners Addressing Poverty Members Network agenda for the coming year.

 

Oct
23

Forefront, in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Illinois State University, is hosting a Learning Summit about the principles and practices of nonprofit collaborations and strategic restructuring.

Oct
23

This workshop is for the solo fundraiser tasked with doing everything from grants and major gifts to campaigns, events, and board development.

Oct
25

This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues.

Oct
25

Back by popular demand, this workshop will help nonprofits that receive government grants understand and determine their indirect costs.