Program

Next Generation Case Studies: What Has Worked and What Has Not

Monday, May 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location Title: 
Forefront Large Conference Room

Family foundations, donor advised funds, and other family giving vehicles face unique opportunities and challenges in transitioning from one generation to the next. How are these next generation decisions made? How is the next generation cultivated and on-boarded?

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Strategizing for a Successful #ILGive for #GivingTuesday - Intro to Digital Strategy

Friday, October 13, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location Title: 
Forefront Large Conference Room

Join Kathleen Murphy, Forefront's Director of Communications, and Caleb Gardner, co-founder of 18 Coffees and former lead digital strategist for OFA as we discuss how to optimize your #ILGive for #GivingTuesday campaign.

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Diversity in Nonprofits: Disability Inclusion

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
7:30am to 9:30am
Location Title: 
Spertus Institute

Diversity is an essential factor in creating strong nonprofit organizations. Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability is disability inclusion. This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that adequate policies and practices are in effect in a community or organization.

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Social Innovation Roundtable

Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:30am
Location Title: 
Forefront

The Social Innovation Roundtable will focus on how the B Impact Assessment can be used by nonprofits, civic institutions, foundations and other organizations to assess impact and create social good.   Be part of the conversation of how Chicago can promote effective social impact investing and social enterprises to meet our challenges.   Our panelist will include leaders in government, business, and philanthropy.

Environmental Policy Briefing

Thursday, January 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location Title: 
Conference Call

In response to the election and our new administration, and at the request of our grantmaking members, Forefront will be hosting funder policy briefings related to potential policy changes that might occur under a new administration.

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Introduction to Prospect Research: Individual Donor Databases (Chicago 12/13)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Location Title: 
Forefront Large Conference Room

At this free orientation, you will receive an introduction to Forefront Library, prospect research, and resources that prospect research for individual donors. Learn how to craft search queries with the assistance of our librarians.

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