Upcoming Programs

Oct
16

During this discussion amongst grantmakers, we’ll explore the factors that determine how much is too much to ask of our grantees, along with questions and experiences that will help guide your evaluation and grantmaking practice.

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Oct
16

How we define diversity and the various ways we see equity or non-equity are complicated. You might say it goes beyond black and white into complicated social norms, expectation and false narratives. Join this conversation to begin to explore these complexities and gain an understanding of the questions you should be asking yourself and within your organization.

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Oct
16

Learn how to identify potential board member and identify reole responsibilities, differentiate the role fo the Executive Director from the Board, plan board meetings that rock, build an effective working relationship with the board, and more!

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Oct
16

Funders are invited to attend an informal lunch with National thought leader Riki Wilchins, Executive Director, TrueChild.

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Oct
17

This workshop will give you tools to strategically drive your workforce planning and organizational culture from transactional to transformational and use business tools like process improvement and HR metrics to make decisions.

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Oct
17

Join your fellow ACN members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun! 

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Oct
18

As part of Forefront’s Democracy Initiative, we invite our nonprofit members to utilize BallotReady’s online medium to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

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Oct
18

This workshop will cover important topics such as board diversity and the importance of representing the individuals your organization serves; officer and committee chair succession; orientation; and recruitment and retention strategies.

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Oct
18

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

 

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Oct
23

Forefront, in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Illinois State University, is hosting a Learning Summit about the principles and practices of nonprofit collaborations and strategic restructuring.

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Oct
23

This workshop is for the solo fundraiser tasked with doing everything from grants and major gifts to campaigns, events, and board development.

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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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Oct
25

Back by popular demand, this workshop will help nonprofits that receive government grants understand and determine their indirect costs.

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Oct
25

As part of Forefront’s Democracy Initiative, we invite our nonprofit members to utilize BallotReady’s online medium to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

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Oct
26

Back by popular demand, this workshop will help nonprofits that receive government grants understand and determine their indirect costs.

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Oct
29

What better way to catch people’s eye and grab attention on #ILGive for #GivingTuesday than a quick video?

Video is AWESOME, but it also can be expensive. Join Forefront for a skills-building session, led by filmmaker Jessica Kizorek, on how to make compelling DIY cell phone videos. Jessica is an entrepreneur who specializes in creating compelling, documentary-style videos for international non-profits who need to amplify their extraordinary stories. 

You'll learn: 

* Keys to cellphone camera lighting;

* When to bring a tripod;

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Nov
1

Members of the Family Philanthropy Member Network will gather for dinner and conversation around topics relevant to family foundations.

Senior Staff and board members of family foundations are welcome to attend.

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Nov
2

Communities of color remain a largely untapped resource when it comes to fundraising. However, as fundraisers begin to turn their development efforts towards more diverse populations, there remains the additional work of understanding the giving patterns represented within communities of color, and how those patterns translate into actual dollars.

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Nov
6

With only a few weeks until #ILGive, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your #ILGive campaign is ready to go.

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Nov
7

This workshop will help you understand and plan your talent strategy, walk through the different types of employees nonprofits recruit and retain, determine compensation and benefit strategies, and determine when to hire independent contractors.

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