Upcoming Programs

Mar
20

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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Mar
20

Bethany Miller, Program Officer at the Kresge Foundation, and will provide an overview of the Foundation’s college access and success strategy.

This event is open to Grantmakers only.

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Mar
20

This event has been canceled.

Join ACN, Forefront members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun! 

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Mar
21

A Symposium for The Nonprofit CEO

A lack of diversity, inclusion, and equity is at the forefront of our workforce and national dialogue. As signs continue to point to a demographic shift towards racial diversity, nonprofits must confront the true nature of this challenge, face the bias implicit to our institutions, and commit to adopting policies and practices that create a culture of inclusion and equity.

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Mar
21

Registration for this event is closed.

Please join the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation and the Forefront Education Group for a breakfast presentation and panel discussion on the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research report: Supporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development: Research Implications for Educators.

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Mar
21

Financial leadership involves guiding a nonprofit organization to sustanability and financial health while providing the right conditions to acheive mission impact. 

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Mar
22

This workshop will provide an overview of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE), an approach that values cultural integrity, community empowerment, and sociopolitical change.

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Mar
22

This series explores evaluation as a process that contributes to the greater good. 

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Mar
26

This course is designed to train volunteer managers on the basics of project design and management. Participants will gain the skills and tools to develop high quality volunteer projects that retain and cultivate volunteers.

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Mar
27

Learn how to effectively incorporate strategic plans in board and committee meetings to help keep your plans from collecting dust. This workshop will include powerful, real-life examples of strategic plan implementation. Participants will also learn how to understand important measures and metrics that effectively demonstrate organizational impact.

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Mar
27

This session explores approaches to reviewing proposals in the context of board priorities and interests.

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Mar
28

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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Mar
28

This session will cover the basics of raising money and provide basic tips on how you can maximize your efforts. Topics will include developing gift acceptance policies, creating effective year-end appeal message, identifying and approaching major gift donors, and more!

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Mar
29

This workshop will explore effective ways to advocate for the funding of indirect costs in grant proposals and budgets.

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Apr
1

Dr. Michael Deuser is the new Chief College and Career Success Officer at Chicago Public Schools. During this meeting, he will introduce himself, share strategic priorities, and take questions. 

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Apr
3

A well-designed board and committee structure and meeting agenda with the right leaders can make the difference in an organization’s ability to move ahead on transformational change.

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Apr
3

Join Forefront’s Illinois Count Me In 2020 Coalition for a day-long summit on Wednesday, April 3 in Springfield to connect and learn how to make sure our state’s 2020 Census count is fair and accurate.

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Apr
4

This program has been cancelled.

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Apr
5

Learning from Illinois’ $100 Million National Foreclosure Settlement Remediation Work, and Exploring Opportunity Zones and other Potential Strategies.

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Apr
9

In this introductory workshop, you’ll polish the skills required to take your individual fundraising strategies to the next level.

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