Upcoming Programs

Mar
11

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Join Chicago Women in Publishing’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee for a book discussion and conversation on White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

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Mar
11

At this meeting, we will hear from David Baker, Executive Director of America’s Urban Campus, who will provide an overview of the range of career readiness definitions and activities at local institutions.

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Mar
12

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the structural, cultural, and emotional barriers that exist on nonprofit boards when it comes to building greater diversity among members, and we will walk through the steps to break through these barriers.

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Mar
13

This is an introductory meeting about Forefront’s College and Career Access, Persistence and Success (CCAPS) group as well as the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance’s Progressive Postsecondary Pathways Fund (ProPath).

This event is open to Grantmaker Members of Forefront.

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Mar
14

This introductory workshop outlines the techniques, strategies, and skills for turning prospects into donors.

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Mar
15

Learn about apprenticeship pathways in the building trades, how those pathways work, and what strategies exist to expand equity and access.

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Mar
18

Doing what you’ve always done will get you the same results you’ve always gotten. If you’re ready to make more progress on the things you care about, join us for this two-day series based on the principles and practices of adaptive leadership developed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Kansas Leadership Center.

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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

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

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
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

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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