Upcoming Programs

Jan
22

In fall 2018, the UChicago Poverty Lab launched the Chicago College Access and Success Landscape Scan to provide a comprehensive picture of how high school students across Chicago are being supported in their plans to apply to, enroll in, and graduate from college.

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Jan
23

Join us for an interactive online training on how to live a more balanced life in a digital world.

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Jan
24

This course is designed to train volunteer managers on the basics of starting or restarting a well-structured volunteer program. Participants will gain the skills and tools to develop a plan to create and maintain your volunteer programs.

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Jan
24

This three-part series is offered in partnership with Chicago Cares.

Registering for all three workshops in this series will get registrants a 20% discount off the single-workshop price ($384 non-members / $228 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

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Jan
24

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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Jan
24

Continuing Conversations on Racial Equity; How to actualize ideas and plans for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

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Jan
25

In this thought - and action - provoking session, we will challenge ourselves to consider the role of nonprofit organizations as vehicles for social change and as means to address structural oppression.

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Jan
30

Join us to improve your recruiting, interviewing, and hiring skills, and receive tools that will help you develop policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with the ever-shifting hiring landscape.

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Jan
30

The people who make up our organizations are our most precious resource. Learn to support and manage them like the valuable humans they are. This three-part series.

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Jan
31

This workshop will provide the tools you need to better understand your organization’s current financial health and trends over time, and how this information compares to industry benchmarks in the nonprofit sector.

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Jan
31

Nonprofit finance is about more than just numbers – it’s about making your strategies and priorities come to life. The following series examines the technical and strategic aspects of nonprofit finance with a focus on calculating and communicating your real costs.

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Jan
31

Learn how to get the input and feedback you need to successfully guide your nonprofits to new heights in this 2-hour session on guiding your board through a mini-strategic planning session.

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Feb
1

This introductory workshop prepares participants to successfully develop, write, and submit grant proposals to foundations and corporations.

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Feb
4

UChicago Consortium on School Research recently released a paper examining the gap between college aspirations and degree attainment for high school students.  Two authors of the paper, Kallie Clark and Matthew Holsapple, will present the briefing.

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Feb
5

During this workshop, you’ll think strategically about community partnerships and explore how even the most introverted board member can play a role in fundraising without making an ask.

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Feb
5

When one generation wants to fund big, effective direct-service nonprofits but others want smaller, riskier grassroots-led groups, how can staff support and facilitate decision-making?

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Feb
6

Series Dates: February 6, February 27, March 13, April 10, and May 2, 2019 (9:00am – Noon)

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Feb
7

This introductory-level session will help you build the foundation you need to create an evaluation plan that fits your organization.

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Feb
7

Tune in for this "how to" webinar on Forefront's Library services for members and get more out of your membership! Take a deeper look at Foundation Directory Online, submitting reference requests, online research guides, and remote access to EBSCO databases. Explore frequently asked questions and more from the comfort of your home or office. 

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Feb
7

Forefront’s popular professional development program for new and experienced grantmakers provides a comprehensive look at the critical elements involved in the practice of responsible grantmaking.

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