Grantmaker Programs

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.

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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
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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Feb
6

Session 2: February 6, February 27, March 13, April 10, and May 2, 2019 (9:00am – Noon)

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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
20

Delve into the models of change leadership, influence v. authority, understanding the underlying fear of change, and eight steps to effectively implementing change in your organization.

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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
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
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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Apr
9

Join Dr. Linda K. Moore, a native of Quincy, as she discusses her tips and tricks on how to connect, manage, motivate and retain volunteers by sharing her firsthand experiences as both a volunteer and a volunteer manager at the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the fundraising committee to build Legends Stadium at Quincy University (QU).

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Apr
10

Explore the power of Appreciative Inquiry in this 2-day series and develop the skills to help your organization excel, innovate, and embrace change with creative confidence. Attendance is required for both sessions.

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Apr
30

This introductory course on board service is perfect for new board members who have just joined a nonprofit board, or for those individuals within the community who are considering joining a board. Unlock the boardroom door and consider your capabilities, character and willingness to serve on a board of directors.

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May
7

This session will give you the tools you need to make the ask! Learn what questions to ask before approaching a prospective donor, how to develop collateral materials, how to develop a solicitation letter, follow-up and more.

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May
15

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

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May
29

The relationship between the executive director and board chair is essential to organizational success. During this workshop, we’ll explore this important relationship with a focus on areas of collaboration and separation, all wrapped in the understanding of mutual expectations.

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