Upcoming Programs

May
21

In this session, we will explore resources needed in “non-program” functions—staff capacity, technology systems, and efficient workflow—in order to optimize an organization’s operations.

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May
22

This event has been canceled.

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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May
22

This webinar will explore the socio-political and historical contexts of whiteness and how the white dominant culture by which most nonprofits operate was constructed and has been upheld through policy, legal decisions, and Eurocentric cultural values.

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May
22

At this session, employers from multiple sectors will share what they look for as they recruit talent, challenges in hiring and retaining talent, and best practices for how to work with students transitioning from education to the workplace. 

 

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May
23

Join the IL Count Me In 2020 statewide advocacy coalition webinar on Thursday, 5/23 to hear from Maria Filippelli, Public Interest Technology Census Fellow of New America, as she speaks about the cyber security concerns with the 2020 Census.

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May
23

Join your colleagues to set the Health Program Affinity Group agenda for the coming year.

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May
23

We've all had experiences with developing and then implementing strategic plans.  From sharing our experiences when we've gotten everything right to learning from when things went sideways, we'll have a robust conversation around converting strategic plans into organizational reality. 

Facilitated by David Marzahl - an executive coach, helping leaders, their teams and their organizations to grow their impact and to achieve success.

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May
29

Join Forefront’s CCAPS and Human Capital committees for a conversation with author Emily Krone Phillips about her book: The Make-or-Break Year.

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May
29

Join us at Forefront’s Chicago office on May 29 for the Social Impact Pop Up Lab, where you can turn your insight into momentum to overcome barriers at your organization and drive forward a plan for maximizing the good you do.

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May
29

The relationship between the executive director and board chair is essential to organizational success. During this workshop, we’ll explore this important relationship with a focus on areas of collaboration and separation, all wrapped in the understanding of mutual expectations.

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May
30

Building on 30 Years of Success: Networking and Program

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May
31

Join us for a lively discussion with a generationally diverse panel of family board members to explore some of the struggles and to learn how some foundations have incorporated practical ways to include different perspectives when determining priorities and making decisions.

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Jun
4

For 45 years, Forefront's Annual Luncheon has been the premier gathering of Illinois social impact and philanthropic leaders. This year, we are proud to celebrate and acknowledge Equity & Evolution in Philanthropy. Join us for an intimate conversation between Julia Stasch, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Liz Thompson of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education and Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Individual tickets are sold out, but email development@myforefront.org for information on how you can sponsor the Luncheon!

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Jun
5

Take a deeper dive into the extent that white dominant cultural tendencies have been internalized and operationalized within our nonprofits and the role that gatekeepers have in perpetuating or disrupting non-inclusive practices and policies.

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Jun
5

Please join Chicago Public Schools and Kids First Chicago for a special briefing on the latest available data on all PK-12 students and schools served by CPS.

Released in September of 2018, CPS’s inaugural Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) was celebrated as an accessible, comprehensive, and critical source of district and school performance data.  Kids First Chicago (K1C) helped CPS design the first and second editions of the ARA, which is comprised of publicly available data, organized in a digestible format that includes maps, graphs, and key performance metrics.

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Jun
6

This workshop focuses on the attitudes and skills you can cultivate in order to learn from mistakes and help yourself and others “fail forward”.

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Jun
6

Join your colleagues to set the Partners Addressing Poverty Members Network agenda for the coming year.

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Jun
12

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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Jun
14

This workshop will explore ways to understand and actively respond to the root causes that have profound impact on your clients’ and program participants’ lives.

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Jun
17

Regional STEM Learning Ecosystems; Chicago, Evanston, and Homewood, along with the statewide afterschool network (ACT Now and Northwestern University - Office of Community Education Partnerships) work together to build key STEM policy priorities and define the implication of developing a regional system of support for STEM learning.

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