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Forefront is speaking daily with policymakers on local, state, and federal levels to advocate for the social impact sector and provide our community with the most up-to-date information on governmental response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continually update this page as new developments occur and resources are available.

To get in touch about policy response and Forefront’s plan of action, contact Bryan Zarou, Director of Public Policy, at

To learn more about our advocacy efforts, view our recent press mentions.

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Sector-Wide Developments

For updates dating back to March 2020, view our complete COVID-19 policy timeline.

Updates from our Policy Director

August 6, 2020

As Forefront’s Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, I’m thrilled to report key policy developments on behalf of our sector. Over the past few months, our team has met with many congressional offices, including those of Senators Durbin, Duckworth, and Rubio, to develop solutions that address the complicated issues affecting Illinois’ nonprofits. To date, we’ve collectively made progress on:

We are so thankful for our partners who work with us to push forward the issues that are necessary for the success and vibrancy of the social impact sector. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at Thank you!

Bryan Zarou
Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Forefront

Policy Resources

To access additional Forefront resources, as well as webinars, reports, free tools, and other information from across the country, visit our COVID-19 resources page.


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