Grantmaker Programs

Dec
10

With experts on IT, finance, real estate, and long-term partnerships, this panel will help you think through options to better manage your organization’s operations.

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Dec
11

The session will feature processes for collecting stories from clients and constituents, the importance of visual imagery, how to incorporate stories into your brand, and deciding what media to use to tell your stories.

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Dec
12

This workshop will dive into the practices needed to integrate the new board member in engaged board service. We’ll go beyond a binder of policies and procedures or a brief introduction of the other board members at the first meeting.

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Dec
12

The Chicagoland Equity Network and Forefront are looking to create a space to share narratives around ongoing equity work throughout Chicago through blogs and podcasts.

If you are interested in advancing equity in the Chicago region, we invite you to learn how you can share your narratives that are working for the cause of justice.

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Dec
13

In this intermediate session for grantmakers, we’ll explore current practices and methodologies for evaluating impact, particularly in complex systems that defy attempts at easy measurement.

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Dec
13

Join ACN members and guests as we network over coffee or tea!

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Dec
13

This workshop will focus on federal and state laws and guidelines regarding payroll, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, harassment, and other professional guidelines in the workplace.

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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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Jan
9

This two-day 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." The skills you will learn are vital to help an organization excel, innovate, and embrace change with creative confidence.

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Jan
9

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

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Jan
10

From people to processes, this workshop will provide tools to evaluate the effectiveness of your organization by reviewing a combination of your culture, people, and strategic goals.

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Jan
15

Do you need a new/updated website for your agency? At this workshop we'll give you all of the tools you need to design your own website and spend time drafting fresh, engaging copy for your website.

 

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Jan
15

At this meeting, we will share lessons learned and resources. Further, as we plan for summer 2019, we welcome any additional foundations that are interested in hosting an intern.

This program is open to Funders only.

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Jan
17

In this session just for grantmakers, we will discuss approaches to leveraging the right kinds of grants at the right times to create platforms for increasing grantee capacity to deliver well on mission and strategy.

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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.

Registration for this event is closed.

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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

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
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
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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