Nonprofit Programs

Mar
18

Doing what you’ve always done will get you the same results you’ve always gotten. If you’re ready to make more progress on the things you care about, join us for this two-day 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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Mar
20

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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Mar
20

Join ACN, Forefront members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun! 

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Mar
21

A Symposium for The Nonprofit CEO

A lack of diversity, inclusion and equity is at the forefront of our workforce and national dialogue. As signs continue to point to a demographic shift towards racial diversity, nonprofits must confront the true nature of this challenge, face the bias implicit to our institutions, and commit to adopting policies and practices that create a culture of inclusion and equity.

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Mar
21

Please join the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation and the Forefront Education Group for a breakfast presentation and panel discussion on the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research report: Supporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development: Research Implications for Educators.

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Mar
22

This workshop will provide an overview of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE), an approach that values cultural integrity, community empowerment, and sociopolitical change.

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Mar
22

This series explores evaluation as a process that contributes to the greater good. 

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Mar
26

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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Mar
27

Learn how to effectively incorporate strategic plans in board and committee meetings to help keep your plans from collecting dust. This workshop will include powerful, real-life examples of strategic plan implementation. Participants will also learn how to understand important measures and metrics that effectively demonstrate organizational impact.

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Mar
28

This session will cover the basics of raising money and provide basic tips on how you can maximize your efforts. Topics will include developing gift acceptance policies, creating effective year-end appeal message, identifying and approaching major gift donors, and more!

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Mar
29

This workshop will explore effective ways to advocate for the funding of indirect costs in grant proposals and budgets.

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Apr
1

Dr. Michael Deuser is the new Chief College and Career Success Officer at Chicago Public Schools. During this meeting, he will introduce himself, share strategic priorities, and take questions. 

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Apr
3

A well-designed board and committee structure and meeting agenda with the right leaders can make the difference in an organization’s ability to move ahead on transformational change.

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Apr
4

This workshop will provide tools and guidance on the softer skills needed to manage employees or contract staff.

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Apr
5

Learning from Illinois’ $100 Million National Foreclosure Settlement Remediation Work, and Exploring Opportunity Zones and other Potential Strategies.

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Apr
9

In this introductory workshop, you’ll polish the skills required to take your individual fundraising strategies to the next level.

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Apr
9

Join Dr. Linda K. Moore, a native of Quincy, as she discusses her tips and tricks on how to connect, manage, motivate and retain volunteers by sharing her firsthand experiences as both a volunteer and a volunteer manager at the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the fundraising committee to build Legends Stadium at Quincy University (QU).

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Apr
10

Explore the power of Appreciative Inquiry in this 2-day series and develop the skills to help your organization excel, innovate, and embrace change with creative confidence. Attendance is required for both sessions.

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Apr
10

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) will present research that reveals persistent gaps in access and completion at six public flagship universities in the Great Lakes region. Trends in enrollment and completion at Indiana University – Bloomington, Ohio State University – Main Campus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and University of Wisconsin – Madison reveal that too few low-income students and students of color can access and persist at these institutions.

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Apr
11

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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