Grantmaker Programs

Jun
21

Chicago nonprofit agencies are developing tools and resources to introduce their high school students to progressive pathways.  Come hear about what they are doing, how it is impacting their partner schools and students, and how the Progressive Pathways Fund’s work is supporting these efforts. 

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Jun
28

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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Jul
10

As students and their guides sift through myriad decisions on the path to college, determining the full cost of school and how families will cover those costs, are amongst the most critical conversations

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Jul
24

Forefront's Family Philanthropy Member Network addresses challenges and opportunities relevant to family foundations.

The annual planning session is a great opportunity to share your ideas, network with colleagues, and to help keep programs relevant and valuable to your work. Any staff or board member at a grantmaking Forefront member organization is welcome to participate.

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Jul
26

A strong economy supported by a secure workforce is important. Jobs that pay livable wages and provide good benefits afford workers the disposable income to increase economic security. More often than not, we lean on Corporations to advance the cause of the livable wage through their social responsibility and improve the well-being of American workers. The program will discuss successful livable wage strategies used by corporations and provide ways to increase the value of jobs while strengthening the business.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Aug
9

Is your organization planning or thinking about a capital project?  If yes, there is funding available to improve the energy efficiency of your building(s)!  ComEd and Forefront are partnering to offer free sessions in Chicago and Oak Brook for nonprofit organizations to learn more.  Representatives from ComEd and the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation will give presentations and be available for Q&A.

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Aug
9

Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for four webinars designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non- or small-staffed family foundations eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

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Aug
13

School leadership is an imperative aspect of college and career access, persistence and success. During this meeting, we will hear about the latest research on principals from The UChicago Consortium on School Research.

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Aug
15

Please join your colleagues for an all Member Network Co-Chair meeting and Reception.

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Sep
26

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

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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Nov
8

Communication is a key element to ensure that the full value of the corporate philanthropy work you do is recognized. Join us for this webinar, hosted by CMF in partnership with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (AACP), to explore the ins and outs of communication, how to craft effective messaging and share the great corporate philanthropy work that you do through various channels.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Dec
5

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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Dec
13

Managing an individual’s interest is vital in deciding where and whom to give. That gets complicated for family foundations who are managing multiple perspectives that may or may not align with the original vision for their foundations giving. The program will discuss how to navigate and engage a philanthropic family with many divergent interests while effectively blending personal and family giving.

Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond for four webinars designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non- or small-staffed family foundations eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

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