Build Robust Member Networks

Organizing and supporting Member Networks is a core service of Forefront. The networks, open only to our Members, provide a way to learn and network with colleagues. Networks develop educational programming, sponsor lively discussions, and often collaborate to address relevant issues. Group composition varies. Currently, most Member Networks are comprised of grantmakers. Some also engage operating nonprofits and/or advisors.

Vision: Members share knowledge, identify best practices, and develop collaborative opportunities.

Recent results: Last year, we organized or supported over 100 programs for 22 Member Networks focused on specific issues.

Work in progress: This year, we will convene 75 programs, and support 30 additional programs, for grantmakers and advisors; as well as provide seven Breakfast Learning Series programs for all Members. We are also in the beginning stages of expanding Good Works CONNECT to include West Central Illinois.