Nonprofit Programs

Apr
26

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

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Apr
30

This program has been cancelled.

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Apr
30

This program has been cancelled.

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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

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

Overview of Statewide policies and practices within the apprenticeship system.

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May
21

In this session, we will explore resources needed in “non-program” functions—staff capacity, technology systems, and efficient workflow—in order to optimize an organization’s operations.

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May
22

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
22

At this session, employers from multiple sectors will share what they look for as they recruit talent, challenges in hiring and retaining talent, and best practices for how to work with students transitioning from education to the workplace. 

 

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May
23

Join your colleagues to set the Health Program Affinity Group agenda for the coming year.

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May
29

Join Forefront’s CCAPS and Human Capital committees for a conversation with author Emily Krone Phillips about her book: The Make-or-Break Year.

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May
29

Join us at Forefront’s Chicago office on May 29 for the Social Impact Pop Up Lab, where you can turn your insight into momentum to overcome barriers at your organization and drive forward a plan for maximizing the good you do.

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