Upcoming Programs

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
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
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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Feb
1

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

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Feb
6

Session 2: 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
12

Engagement starts at the recruiting process and is a journey that continues as boards orient, train, and evaluate their members.

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Feb
12

This series provides practical tools for making the most of one of your biggest assets: your board of directors.

This is four-part board engagement series. Registering for all four workshops in this series will get registrants a 20% discount off the single-workshop price ($515 non-members/$305 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

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Feb
13

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as offer a deeper look at our available databases for researching individual donors.

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Feb
13

This series will introduce you to the power of Appreciative Inquiry to help enhance your leadership skills, turn significant change opportunities into “something that’s intrinsically motivating instead of externally depleting, strengths-focused instead of deficit-focused, and innovation inspired instead of fear-driven, defensive, and divisive.” This is a 2-day series and attendance is required for both sessions.

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Feb
21

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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Feb
22

This workshop will help participants understand and use evaluative thinking.

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Feb
28

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

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Mar
6

At this workshop, we'll review real supervisory challenges related to performance improvements and terminations and discuss delicate ways of handling these touchy moments, while abiding by labor law.

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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
14

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

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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
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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