Upcoming Programs

May
21

Family foundations, donor advised funds, and other family giving vehicles face unique opportunities and challenges in transitioning from one generation to the next. How are these next generation decisions made? How is the next generation cultivated and on-boarded?

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May
22

This session will introduce the theory of change framework.

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May
24

You will leave this introductory workshop with a clear understanding of how to deploy data visualization in your work, how to turn a good visualization into a great one, and how to do it quickly, effectively, and economically.

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May
24

Change is constant. As a leader, you are responsible to lead change efforts in a way that produces a positive outcome. NPO CEO's will learn various ways to deal with staff and board transitions, and understand how to separate the process from the people.

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May
29

This session will provide an overview of the IWP model, its implementation in Chicagoland, and how we can leverage the employer engagement into CCAPS priorities.

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May
30

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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May
31

Julia deBettencourt, Director of the CPS Department of Arts Education, will make a presentation on the strategic priorities she’s developed with her team for the 2018-19 school year, including new plans to support professional learning for certified arts teachers across the district as the updated Illinois Arts Standards take effect in the next school year.

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Jun
1

Join the Forefront Environmental Grantmakers for a discussion and tour that addresses racial disparities in Environmental Grantmaking.

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Jun
5

Through the Immunity-to-Change Exercise, this workshop will provide tools to address our instinctive resistance to change.

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Jun
6

This program has been cancelled.

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Jun
12

What if there was a way to carve out enough time and energy to actually do some fundraising?  If you’ve ever thought of “what if”, then this session is for you.

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Jun
13

Does your organization want to learn more about how to effectively include members of the LGBTQIA community? Does everyone in your organization understand what all those letters mean? Could your nonprofit use support with best practices and creating an affirming culture for LGBTQIA colleagues and community members?

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Jun
18

Can an on-track indicator be created for college? What are the early signs that students may be at-risk for not persisting and graduating?

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Jun
19

The planning session is a great opportunity to share your ideas, network with colleagues, and to help keep programs relevant and valuable to your work. This meeting is for Co-Chairs of the Education Group and related Sub-groups.

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Jun
20

Gerald Solomon serves as the Executive Director for the Samueli Foundation, overseeing Samueli Philanthropy. Prior to this position, Mr. Solomon served as President & CEO of Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) for seven (7) years where he transformed the organization from an LA-centric provider of funding and services into national prominence.

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Jun
20

Dive deeper into social media in this interactive workshop by learning the more advanced techniques to help your organization tell your story, engage volunteers, and increase donations.

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Jun
26

Forefront will host its 44th Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago.

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Jun
28

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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Jul
10

As students and their guides sift through myriad decisions on the path to college, determining the full cost of school and how families will cover those costs, are amongst the most critical conversations

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Jul
18

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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