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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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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

May
21

In this session, we will explore resources needed in “non-program” functions—staff capacity, technology systems, and efficient workflow—in order to optimize an organization’s operations.

May
22

This event has been canceled.

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 -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

May
22

This webinar will explore the socio-political and historical contexts of whiteness and how the white dominant culture by which most nonprofits operate was constructed and has been upheld through policy, legal decisions, and Eurocentric cultural values.

May
22

At this session, employers from multiple sectors will share what they look for as they recruit talent, challenges in hiring and retaining talent, and best practices for how to work with students transitioning from education to the workplace. 

 

May
23

Join the IL Count Me In 2020 statewide advocacy coalition webinar on Thursday, 5/23 to hear from Maria Filippelli, Public Interest Technology Census Fellow of New America, as she speaks about the cyber security concerns with the 2020 Census.

May
23

Join your colleagues to set the Health Program Affinity Group agenda for the coming year.