Upcoming Programs

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.

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Oct
23

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

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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.

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Oct
25

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

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Oct
25

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.

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Oct
26

This program has reached capacity and registration is now closed. To be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to registration@myforefront.org.

 

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

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Oct
29

This program is at capacity and registration has closed.

 

What better way to catch people’s eye and grab attention on #ILGive for #GivingTuesday than a quick video?

Video is AWESOME, but it also can be expensive. Join Forefront for a skills-building session, led by filmmaker Jessica Kizorek, on how to make compelling DIY cell phone videos. Jessica is an entrepreneur who specializes in creating compelling, documentary-style videos for international non-profits who need to amplify their extraordinary stories. 

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Nov
1

Members of the Family Philanthropy Member Network will gather for dinner and conversation around topics relevant to family foundations.

Senior Staff and board members of family foundations are welcome to attend.

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Nov
2

Communities of color remain a largely untapped resource when it comes to fundraising. However, as fundraisers begin to turn their development efforts towards more diverse populations, there remains the additional work of understanding the giving patterns represented within communities of color, and how those patterns translate into actual dollars.

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Nov
6

With only a few weeks until #ILGive, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your #ILGive campaign is ready to go.

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Nov
7

This workshop will help you understand and plan your talent strategy, walk through the different types of employees nonprofits recruit and retain, determine compensation and benefit strategies, and determine when to hire independent contractors.

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Nov
8

Communication is a key element to ensure that the full value of the corporate philanthropy work you do is recognized. Join us for this webinar, hosted by CMF in partnership with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (AACP), to explore the ins and outs of communication, how to craft effective messaging and share the great corporate philanthropy work that you do through various channels.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Nov
8

Jenny Nagaoka and Alex Seeskin will present the key findings from the newly released Consortium and To&Through Project report, “Hidden Risk: The Decline in Course Performance in the Transition to High School.”

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Nov
8

This webinar will get you and your team ready to deal with a short- or longer-term unplanned absence.

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Nov
13

Bring your marketing materials and your ideas, and leave with a plan of attack to disperse high-interest messages about your nonprofit efficiently and effectively. In this workshop you'll get resources to design better flyers, and blog and social media content. You'll leave with a 3-month messaging plan and the tools to make it work.

Click here for our cancellation policy. 

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Nov
14

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at our available databases for researching individual donors.

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Nov
15

This course is designed to build upon concepts presented in Volunteer Management 101 and 102. Advanced topics include evaluation, risk management, and organizational adoption.

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Nov
15

Design Thinking for Consultants & Nonprofits | Experience how this user-centered process helps organizations improve their impact.

You may have heard of design thinking as a process used in the corporate world. So, how is that applicable to the nonprofit sector, and why should both consultants and nonprofits embrace this way of thinking?

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Nov
16

At this meeting, we will explore collective efforts to expand apprenticeships.

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Nov
29

In this workshop for grantmakers, we will introduce the concept of financial resilience for nonprofits, define the key values and practices characteristic to financially resilient organizations, and explore how you can support your grantees in achieving greater financial resilience.

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