Upcoming Programs

Feb
7

This introductory-level session will help you build the foundation you need to create an evaluation plan that fits your organization.

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Feb
7

Forefront’s popular professional development program for new and experienced grantmakers provides a comprehensive look at the critical elements involved in the practice of responsible grantmaking.

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Feb
7

Forefront’s popular professional development program for new and experienced grantmakers provides a comprehensive look at the critical elements involved in the practice of responsible grantmaking.

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Feb
12

Engagement starts at the recruiting process and is a journey that continues as boards orient, train, and evaluate their members.

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Feb
12

This series provides practical tools for making the most of one of your biggest assets: your board of directors.

This is four-part board engagement series. Registering for all four workshops in this series will get registrants a 20% discount off the single-workshop price ($515 non-members/$305 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

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Feb
13

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as offer a deeper look at our available databases for researching individual donors.

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Feb
13

This 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 instead of externally depleting, strengths-focused instead of deficit-focused, and innovation inspired instead of fear-driven, defensive, and divisive.” This is a 2-day series and attendance is required for both sessions.

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Feb
14

This workshop on the fundamentals of evaluation in grantmaking will provide a framework for evaluating your own work, structures for good evaluation, guidelines on how to use data more effectively, and ways to fund evaluation.

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Feb
20

Delve into the models of change leadership, influence v. authority, understanding the underlying fear of change, and eight steps to effectively implementing change in your organization.

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Feb
21

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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Feb
22

This workshop will help participants understand and use evaluative thinking.

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Feb
28

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

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Mar
6

At this workshop, we'll review real supervisory challenges related to performance improvements and terminations and discuss delicate ways of handling these touchy moments, while abiding by labor law.

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Mar
7

Focusing on effective approaches to reading and interpreting audited financial statements and the IRS Form 990, this course will equip grantmakers to understand their grantees’ financial reality, with concepts and tools applicable to grantees across a range of mission areas and business models.

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Mar
12

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the structural, cultural, and emotional barriers that exist on nonprofit boards when it comes to building greater diversity among members, and we will walk through the steps to break through these barriers.

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Mar
14

This introductory workshop outlines the techniques, strategies, and skills for turning prospects into donors.

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

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