Nonprofit Programs

Dec
10

With experts on IT, finance, real estate, and long-term partnerships, this panel will help you think through options to better manage your organization’s operations.

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Dec
11

The session will feature processes for collecting stories from clients and constituents, the importance of visual imagery, how to incorporate stories into your brand, and deciding what media to use to tell your stories.

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Dec
12

This program has been cancelled.

During this workshop, we’ll get honest about how to avoid the painful, awkward, and often costly mistakes that come from pretending you and your staff will never leave.

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Dec
12

This workshop will dive into the practices needed to integrate the new board member in engaged board service. We’ll go beyond a binder of policies and procedures or a brief introduction of the other board members at the first meeting.

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Dec
12

The Chicagoland Equity Network and Forefront are looking to create a space to share narratives around ongoing equity work throughout Chicago through blogs and podcasts.

If you are interested in advancing equity in the Chicago region, we invite you to learn how you can share your narratives that are working for the cause of justice.

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Dec
13

Join ACN members and guests as we network over coffee or tea!

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Dec
13

This workshop will focus on federal and state laws and guidelines regarding payroll, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, harassment, and other professional guidelines in the workplace.

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Jan
9

This two-day 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." The skills you will learn are vital to help an organization excel, innovate, and embrace change with creative confidence.

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Jan
9

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

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Jan
10

From people to processes, this workshop will provide tools to evaluate the effectiveness of your organization by reviewing a combination of your culture, people, and strategic goals.

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Jan
15

Do you need a new/updated website for your agency? At this workshop we'll give you all of the tools you need to design your own website and spend time drafting fresh, engaging copy for your website.

 

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Jan
15

This webinar 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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Jan
16

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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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.

Registration for this event is closed.

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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
24

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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Jan
24

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 ($384 non-members / $228 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

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Jan
24

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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Jan
25

In this thought - and action - provoking session, we will challenge ourselves to consider the role of nonprofit organizations as vehicles for social change and as means to address structural oppression.

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Jan
30

Join us to improve your recruiting, interviewing, and hiring skills, and receive tools that will help you develop policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with the ever-shifting hiring landscape.

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