Upcoming Programs

Feb
21

Join other ACN consultants to learn and build community as we work together to tackle sticky situations that we all face.

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Feb
21

This course is designed to train volunteer managers on the basics of starting or restarting a well-structured volunteer program. Participants will gain the skills and tools to develop a plan to create and maintain your volunteer programs.

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Feb
21

This three-part series is offered in partnership with Chicago Cares.

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Feb
22

This program has been cancelled.

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Feb
22

The session will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s Online Research guides, the basics of prospect research, using your local library’s resources and freely available tools to supplement your grant search, and a deeper look at the Foundation Center’s database, Foundation Directory Online (FDO).

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Feb
22

In this introductory workshop, discover how to access and navigate the Foundation Center’s Visualizing Funding for Libraries, the most comprehensive free database of library grants given to U.S Libraries. The session includes finding funding opportunities, increasing understanding of funding sources, and tracking funding trends through data visualization.

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Feb
27

What if we could use wealth to heal rather than cause further harm? What if money was spent trying out concepts that challenge or shatter the structures and systems that have created incredible inequity and disparity?

Please join us on February 27, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (program 3:00-5:00) at the Chicago History Museum (McCormick Theater), 1601 N Clark St for a special Decolonizing Wealth book event. The event will feature an in-depth conversation between Villanueva and representatives from Raise the Floor and Shriver Center about the book and how institutions that control access to money can advance racial equity and better serve the needs of communities of color. The event will also highlight stories about both of the organizations’ journey to lead with racial equity. Speakers include Sophia Zaman (Raise the Floor) and Gavin Kearney (Shriver Center), moderated by Tracie Hall (Joyce Foundation) and emceed by Mary Morten (Morten Group). The event will begin with a special performance by the American Indian Center of Chicago.

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Feb
28

Nonprofit finance is about more than just numbers – it’s about making your strategies and priorities come to life. The following series examines the technical and strategic aspects of nonprofit finance with a focus on calculating and communicating your real costs.

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Feb
28

This workshop will provide the tools you need to better understand your organization’s current financial health and trends over time, and how this information compares to industry benchmarks in the nonprofit sector.

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Feb
28

Learn More about the Joyce Foundation Culture Program and the Joyce Awards at this information session!

The Joyce Awards, the only program supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities, has awarded nearly $3.5 million to commission 65 new works since the program started in 2003. Each year cash awards of $50,000 go to support partnerships between artists and cultural or community organizations in six eligible cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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Mar
1

Learn More about the Joyce Foundation Culture Program and the Joyce Awards at this information session!

The Joyce Awards, the only program supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities, has awarded nearly $3.5 million to commission 65 new works since the program started in 2003. Each year cash awards of $50,000 go to support partnerships between artists and cultural or community organizations in six eligible cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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Mar
5

Registration for this event is closed and is being postponed to a future date.  A new date will be announced as soon as possible.  

Please join your colleagues for the following Forefront Member Network, Family Foundations planning session to set agenda for the coming year July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

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Mar
6

The people who make up our organizations are our most precious resource. Learn to support and manage them like the valuable humans they are. This three-part series.

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Mar
6

Join us to improve your recruiting, interviewing, and hiring skills, and receive tools that will help you develop policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with the ever-shifting hiring landscape.

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Mar
6

Registration for this event is closed.

Julia Stasch, President and CEO of MacArthur Foundation will provide her perspective and insight from her time as CEO.

This session is open to Forefront Philanthropy CEOs.

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Mar
7

Focusing on effective approaches to reading and interpreting audited financial statements and the IRS Form 990, this course will equip grantmakers to understand their grantees’ financial reality, with concepts and tools applicable to grantees across a range of mission areas and business models.

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Mar
7

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.

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Mar
7

As you may recall, for the past few years Chicago Community Trust hosted a Chicago Education Stakeholder Convening. As a follow up, Americas Urban Campus, the Chicago College and Career Collaborative (C4), Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of ChicagoForefront’s College and Career Access Persistence and Success group (CCAPS), Ed Systems CenterThrive Chicago, the Partnership for College Completion and the Progressive Postsecondary Pathways Fund invite stakeholders to a jointly convened update meeting.

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Mar
11

Registration for this event is closed.

Join Chicago Women in Publishing’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee for a book discussion and conversation on White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

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Mar
11

At this meeting, we will hear from David Baker, Executive Director of America’s Urban Campus, who will provide an overview of the range of career readiness definitions and activities at local institutions.

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