Upcoming Programs

Apr
18

Join us as we dive into the current trends and tools utilized by experts in social media and in-person networking.

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Apr
19

This program has been cancelled.

 

Communities of color remain a largely untapped resource when it comes to fundraising. However, as fundraisers begin to turn their development efforts towards more diverse populations, there remains the additional work of understanding the giving patterns represented within communities of color, and how those patterns translate into actual dollars.

 

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Apr
23

Serving on a nonprofit board can be very fulfilling, and stellar board members are in high demand. This training will prepare you to take on the challenge of effectively serving on a board and making a difference.

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Apr
26

This workshop will explore the most promising practices of community engagement.

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Apr
29

Join your colleagues for a discussion with experts and practitioners of trauma informed practices and programs.

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Apr
30

This program has been cancelled.

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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
1

Once you have gained an understanding of the true cost of service delivery and created a plan to fund those costs over the course of the year, the next step is to monitor your progress against that plan. In this workshop, we will introduce key concepts and best practices on financial performance management.

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May
1

As you may have seen, CPS recently released their Five-Year Vision. Personalized learning is a core lever in supporting the district's goals for Academic Progress (High-Quality, Rigorous Instruction).

Please join us on Wednesday, May 1 for a lunch featuring Errika Baker, the new Director of the Department of Personalized Learning at Chicago Public Schools, and Anna Alvarado, Chief Officer of Teaching and Learning.

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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
8

Is your board asking the right questions? Do they know what a high-performance board should be doing? Do you have the right culture to build a high-performance board?

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May
9

Forefront and Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) are joining forces to explore one of CECP's 2018 top trends: "Employee Power".

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May
9

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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May
10

This workshop will explore approaches to engaging with conflict and having difficult conversations that create an environment of trust where all parties can walk away feeling respected, seen, and heard.

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May
15

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

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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
16

Join your colleagues to set the Partners Addressing Poverty Members Network agenda for the coming year.

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May
17

This workshop will explore cultural learning, cultural assets, and how philanthropy, programming, and evaluation practitioners can integrate culture in a way that moves towards effective action.

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May
17

Led by a senior local tax accountant, this review will examine the IRS 990-PF form line by line and help you identify common mistakes, keep your information secure, and keep you and your trustees out of trouble.

This event is for Grantmaker Members of Forefront.

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May
17

Overview of Statewide policies and practices within the apprenticeship system.

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