Upcoming Programs

Jul
24

Forefront's Family Philanthropy Member Network addresses challenges and opportunities relevant to family foundations.

The annual planning session is a great opportunity to share your ideas, network with colleagues, and to help keep programs relevant and valuable to your work. Any staff or board member at a grantmaking Forefront member organization is welcome to participate.

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Jul
24

Please join us for a special event to kick-off #ILVote - Forefront’s civic engagement campaign.

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Jul
26

A strong economy supported by a secure workforce is important. Jobs that pay livable wages and provide good benefits afford workers the disposable income to increase economic security. More often than not, we lean on Corporations to advance the cause of the livable wage through their social responsibility and improve the well-being of American workers. The program will discuss successful livable wage strategies used by corporations and provide ways to increase the value of jobs while strengthening the business.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Jul
26

Ingenuity’s Nicole Upton will present on the Standards of Practice component of the Quality Initiative.
 

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Jul
27

The upcoming 2020 Census is facing many challenges which threaten a fair and accurate count; if our communities are undercounted, we are missing out on federal dollars to our programs and representation in Congress.

Find out what we can do to ensure our community is COUNTED.

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Aug
2

Ingenuity’s Steve Shewfelt and Tom Bunting will discuss the future of artlook and facilitate a conversation about the possibility of developing a funder-focused component to artlook.

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Aug
8

Forefront invites you to a very timely and interesting panel discussion focused on The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities and a narrative-driven exploration of policing and the punishment of disadvantage in Chicago, and a new vision for repairing urban neighborhoods.

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Aug
8

We would like to invite you all together for a summer social and some light planning for our next year of topics.

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Aug
9

Is your organization planning or thinking about a capital project?  If yes, there is funding available to improve the energy efficiency of your building(s)!  ComEd and Forefront are partnering to offer free sessions in Chicago and Oak Brook for nonprofit organizations to learn more.  Representatives from ComEd and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation will give presentations and be available for Q&A.

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Aug
9

Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for four webinars designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non- or small-staffed family foundations eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

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Aug
13

School leadership is an imperative aspect of college and career access, persistence and success. During this meeting, we will hear about the latest research on principals from The UChicago Consortium on School Research.

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Aug
15

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at our available databases for researching individual donors.

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Aug
15

Please join your colleagues for an all Member Network Co-Chair meeting and Reception.

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Sep
5

Join Make It Better Media Founder Susan B. Noyes to learn the strategies and use free online tools to improve your organization's communications.

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Sep
12

State Attainment Gaps represent a loss of human capital in states. Two recent briefs by Ed Trust examines the gaps in attainment between the Black and Latino populations in states and the White adult population.

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Sep
26

This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues.

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Oct
10

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at the Foundation Center's database, Foundation Directory Online. Laptops are welcome and encouraged for hands-on experience.

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Oct
25

This free orientation will give you a chance to see the Library, meet our Librarians and other Forefront staff, learn about your Membership benefits (including Library reference and research services), and network with your nonprofit colleagues.

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Nov
8

Communication is a key element to ensure that the full value of the corporate philanthropy work you do is recognized. Join us for this webinar, hosted by CMF in partnership with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (AACP), to explore the ins and outs of communication, how to craft effective messaging and share the great corporate philanthropy work that you do through various channels.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Nov
14

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at our available databases for researching individual donors.

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