Upcoming Programs

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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Oct
10

The purpose of the Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is to support CPS’s goal of providing every student with a high-quality education in every neighborhood by giving stakeholders a consistent set of information regarding school quality, enrollment patterns, school choice, and program offering by region.

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Oct
16

During this discussion amongst grantmakers, we’ll explore the factors that determine how much is too much to ask of our grantees, along with questions and experiences that will help guide your evaluation and grantmaking practice.

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Oct
23

This workshop is for the solo fundraiser tasked with doing everything from grants and major gifts to campaigns, events, and board development.

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Oct
25

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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Oct
25

Back by popular demand, this workshop will help nonprofits that receive government grants understand and determine their indirect costs.

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Oct
26

Back by popular demand, this workshop will help nonprofits that receive government grants understand and determine their indirect costs.

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Nov
2

Communities of color remain a largely untapped resource when it comes to fundraising. However, as fundraisers begin to turn their development efforts towards more diverse populations, there remains the additional work of understanding the giving patterns represented within communities of color, and how those patterns translate into actual dollars.

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Nov
8

Communication is a key element to ensure that the full value of the corporate philanthropy work you do is recognized. Join us for this webinar, hosted by CMF in partnership with the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (AACP), to explore the ins and outs of communication, how to craft effective messaging and share the great corporate philanthropy work that you do through various channels.

This program is part of the 2018 Corporate Giving Webinar Series presented by Indiana Philanthropy AllianceForefrontCouncil of Michigan Foundations, and Philanthropy Ohio. The series is designed for staff involved with corporate foundations, advised funds at a community foundation, or giving programs; but grantmakers of all types are invited to attend.

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Nov
8

Jenny Nagaoka and Alex Seeskin will present the key findings from the newly released Consortium and To&Through Project report, “Hidden Risk: The Decline in Course Performance in the Transition to High School.”

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Nov
8

This webinar will get you and your team ready to deal with a short- or longer-term unplanned absence.

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Nov
14

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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Nov
15

This course is designed to build upon concepts presented in Volunteer Management 101 and 102. Advanced topics include evaluation, risk management, and organizational adoption.

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Nov
29

In this session just for grantmakers, we will discuss approaches to leveraging the right kinds of grants at the right times to create platforms for increasing grantee capacity to deliver well on mission and strategy.

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Dec
5

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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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

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

The people who make up our organizations are our most precious resource. Learn to support and manage them like the valuable humans they are. This four-part series.

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Dec
13

In this intermediate session for grantmakers, we’ll explore current practices and methodologies for evaluating impact, particularly in complex systems that defy attempts at easy measurement.

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