Nonprofit Consultants, This New FF/ACN Partnership Can Help You Meet Your Business Goals

August 4, 2015

Thanks to a new partnership between Forefront and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits, those who join or renew with both organizations can take advantage of an array of complementary Member benefits, as well as save money on dues to both organizations.

When you are a Member of both Forefront and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits, you get a broader range of services — and save 20% on dues to both organizations!

Forefront is unique for being the only regional association in the U.S. that represents both grantmakers and nonprofits, as well as their advisors. With more than 1,000 Members, Forefront's goal is to build a vibrant social impact sector that — collectively and collaboratively — improves the quality of life for all people in Illinois. Its nonprofit Members work in over 26 different issue areas across the state; Forefront is also engaging social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and B-Corps to spur innovation in the sector.

ACN is the leading society of professional consultants who specialize in working with nonprofits. ACN connects nonprofit consultants with one another, connects nonprofits with qualified consultants, and connects both nonprofits and consultants with best practices and useful tools. Their Members represent more than 30 practice areas including fundraising, board development, program evaluation, graphic design, and more.

This new partnership means that when you join or renew with both Forefront and ACN, you get 20% off your dues to both organizations. And, the Membership benefits of each organization complement each other, and can help you further meet your business goals.

Overview of Forefront Member Benefits

> Visibility in Forefront's online, public Advisor Member Directory, searchable by business focus area and available to all.
> Programs that bring together grantmakers, nonprofits, and advisors.
> Free reference services by Forefront's professional Librarians.
> Updates on public policy developments affecting your work.
> The latest research on nonprofits, philanthropy, and the sector as a whole.
> Free e-newsletters and posting of your news and job openings.
> Discounts on events such as Forefront's Annual Luncheon.
> Peer networking (Forefront's Advisor Member Network).
> The opportunity to sponsor Forefront's products, services, and events.

> Join or renew your Forefront Membership here. Print, fill out, and return the PDF to us (note that this is not an online application).

Overview of ACN Member Benefits

> Complimentary access to four professional development programs per year. Programs highlight best practices in nonprofit consulting, spanning sectors and practice areas.
> Access to email distribution list for RFPs.
> Listing in ACN's "Find a Consultant" online interface, fully serachable by name and practice area.
> Discounted attendance at ACN's Annual Meeting, which brings together nonprofits and consultants for high-level discussions about the state of the sector.
> Several opportunities each year to network with a corps of committed, career consultants, representing more than two dozen practice areas.
> A network of potential collaborators on large consulting projects.

> Join ACN online here.

> Renew your ACN Membership online here.

We urge you to take advantage of this new partnership, which can help you meet your business goals and save you 20% on dues to each of these two respected organizations.

Questions? Contact Dawn Melchiorre at Forefront, dmelchiorre@myforefront.org or 312-327-8930.; or Michael Long at ACN, execdirector@acnconsult.org or 815-621-1150.

(Note: Those who join Forefront under the "one staff member" and "two to five staff members" categories can take advantage of the partnership.)

— Marilou Jones, Director of Communications

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