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Forefront Nonprofit Member Girl Forward pairs girls with mentors to explore their passions and graduate from high school.


Achieve your best work and maximize your impact with Forefront Membership!

In addition to professional development, services, and quality training, Forefront Members gain access to a powerful community of over 1,100 grantmakers, nonprofits, advisors, social entrepreneurs, and allies. As a Member, you will build the connections and partnerships that will help you and your organization grow. From this page, you can see our searchable directory of Members, learn more about our exclusive Member and Peer Networks, and see what our Advisor Members can offer your organization. See the benefits of Membership below, and join us here!

Membership Benefits


  • Up to a 75% discount on all classes in individual giving, evaluation, proposal writing, advocacy, and more
  • Up to 40% discount on the annual Grantmakers Institute for new and experienced funders
  • Access to Forefront’s on-demand library of recorded webinars



  • Prospect research support from the Library (learn about the services the Library offers for Forefront Members here)
  • Remote access to major national sector and business publications, like Havard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and more
  • Access to vetted information about emerging trends, ideas, and best practices through our LibGuides and reference services
  • Grantmakers get access to Foundation Maps Regional (highly interactive maps that display a wide range of grants data that you can use to help inform your grantmaking)


  • Opportunities to collaborate with others — state-wide and cross-sector — on key strategic initiatives
  • Opportunities to participate in Member and Peer Networks on specific issue areas
  • Facilitation and administrative support for Member and Peer Network activities
  • Exclusive invitations to meet with thought leaders, innovators, and others in and out of the sector
  • Exposure for your organization


  • Free Office Supply/Janitorial Supply Membership to The Back Office Cooperative
  • Access to Sterling Volunteers background check platform
  • Discounts to North Park University’s Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management workshops, trainings, and symposium
  • Discount to Association of Consultants to Nonprofits membership

These services can be provided for an additional fee:

  • Project management for collective action around specific Member issues

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