Nonprofit Programs

Aug
28

Join your colleagues to set the Partners Addressing Poverty Member Networks agenda for the coming year.

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Sep
5

Join Make It Better Media Founder Susan B. Noyes to learn the strategies and use free online tools to improve your organization's communications.

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Sep
5

In this session you will discover resources, tools and tips to marketing your services on a budget.

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Sep
12

Join us for this series based on the principles and practices of adaptive leadership developed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Kansas Leadership Center.

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Sep
12

State Attainment Gaps represent a loss of human capital in states. Two recent briefs by Ed Trust examines the gaps in attainment between the Black and Latino populations in states and the White adult population.

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Sep
13

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

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Sep
19

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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Sep
19

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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Sep
20

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have an effect on every single NFP.  For some organization, 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; we’ll focus on core messaging and the impact that donors seek to understand rather than social media.

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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

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.

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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
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
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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