Upcoming Programs

Sep
20

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have an effect on every single NFP. For some organizations, it will impact the development department only and for others, it will also have an additional impact on current unrelated business income activities and create potential new tax liabilities for some organizations as well. 

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Sep
20

This session will take you through Board Source’s Nine Steps to Build a Better Board.

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Sep
20

As part of Forefront’s Democracy Initiative, we invite nonprofit organizations to hear about the Census 2020, its challenges and the opportunity to engage.

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Sep
25

This workshop will focus specifically on strategies for crafting donor messages and takes an “old school” approach.

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Sep
25

At this workshop, participants will learn how to articulate, monitor, and evolve their personal brands.

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Sep
26

Please join your colleagues for the following two-part Chicago Arts Education Collaborative meeting with Ingenuity. Each portion of the meeting will take approximately 80 minutes, and members are welcome to attend one or both components of the meeting.

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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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Sep
26

This program will address the question of understanding governance, how to position yourself from a place of governance, learning the right questions, using parliamentary procedure to move along meeting and when to insert yourself into the discussion.

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Sep
26

At this meeting, City Colleges of Chicago will provide a brief overview of its seven colleges and update the group on new initiatives. After this overview, the bulk of the meeting will be spent answering questions from our community.

Registration for this event is closed.  

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Sep
26

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Forefront invite you to an evening of networking, and cocktails at our 2018 Annual Diverse Trustees Reception.

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Sep
28

Nonprofits are always in search of ways to diversify our revenue streams. Grants, sponsorships, and individual donors are critically important to that mix. But what about a related business that generates profits, which in turn provide funds for your nonprofit organization – a social enterprise? This overview is designed for nonprofit professionals who have considered or are curious about whether a social enterprise might be the right way for your organization to further diversify your revenue.

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Oct
3

This course is designed to train volunteer managers on the basics of starting or restarting a well-structured volunteer program. Participants will gain the skills and tools to develop a plan to create and maintain your volunteer programs.

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Oct
3

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. To register for for a workshop individually, click on the title below.

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Oct
3

As part of Forefront’s Democracy Initiative, we invite our nonprofit members to utilize BallotReady’s online medium to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

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Oct
4

This workshop will introduce the theory of change framework and provide a guide to developing your own clear and thoughtful articulation about the change you seek to make in the world.

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Oct
5

Engage culture and narrative to expand civic and political participation among youth, especially youth of color. Increase voting short term. Change the culture long term.

 

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Oct
9

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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Oct
9

The science is clear – the effects of trauma and adversity build up over the human lifespan, contributing to inequitable outcomes in every area of life. Organizations and collective efforts leading the trauma-informed movement recognize the potential to dramatically improve outcomes for children, vulnerable adults, families, and communities.

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Oct
10

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 the Foundation Center's database, Foundation Directory Online. Laptops are welcome and encouraged for hands-on experience.

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Oct
10

The purpose of the Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is to support CPS’s goal of providing every student with a high-quality education in every neighborhood by giving stakeholders a consistent set of information regarding school quality, enrollment patterns, school choice, and program offering by region.

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