Forefront in the News
Illinois Democrats Worry About State Census Count (Chicago Business, August 12, 2019)
Kelly Addresses Census Importance, Concerns at Community Briefing (Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, August 9, 2019)
Pritzker Pushes Participation In 2020 Census (NPR Illinois, June 20, 2019)
Connected to Chicago (WLS Radio, June 8, 2019)
The Future of Philanthropy (Comcast Newsmakers, April 25, 2019)
Lawmakers, advocates stress importance of accurate 2020 Census count (Citizen Weekly, April 24, 2019)
Illinois Proposal Targets Hard-To-Reach Communities For 2020 Census (WILL Radio, April 8, 2019)
Advocates: Accurate Illinois census count key to fair representation (Capitol News Illinois, April 3, 2019)
Illinois Playing Catch Up In Preparations For Census 2020 (WBEZ, April 1, 2019)
Building Board Diversity (Springfield Business Journal, March 29, 2019)
EDITORIAL: An early take on what Illinois has at stake with the 2020 Census (Chicago Sun-Times, March 26, 2019)
Facing Lost Funds And Representation, Illinois Hopes It Can Count On You (Illinois Public Media, January 21, 2019)
Will There Be A Citzenship Question On The Census? (Illinois Public Media, August 6, 2018)
Census Citizenship Questions (Illinois Public Media, March 29, 2018) Anita Banerji discusses the implications of a citizenship question on Census 2020 for Illinois communities.
This tax reform provision would deal a blow to nonprofits (Crain’s Chicago Business, December 13, 2017) Dawn Melchiorre wrote an op-ed for Crain’s on how weakening the Johnson Amendment would make nonprofits vulnerable to the will of political operatives and powerful donors .
We have too many nonprofits. Here’s why that matters. (Crain’s Chicago Business, June 2017) “Forefront launched Mission Sustainability, a program that offers counsel and resources to nonprofits wishing to merge or otherwise collaborate.”
Interest in Nonprofit Mergers and Partnerships Unexpectedly High, Study Suggests (The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights Forefront’s Mission Sustainability Initiative, May 2017)
Illinois Nonprofits Mount Advocacy Push as Budget Impasse Drags On (The Chronicle of Philanthropy covered the Nonprofit Impact Awareness Fund, April 2017)
“I think that Chance the Rapper represents the new face of philanthropy.” Eric Weinheimer appeared on CBS2Chicago News to talk about Chance the Rapper’s historical donation to Chicago Public Schools (CBS2Chicago, March 2017)
People with disabilities: The new diversity frontier (Crain’s Chicago Business, February 2017)
Local charities harness power of Giving Tuesday (Daily Herald, November 2016)
Why Should Charities Throw in Together? The New York Times’ Paul Sullivan wrote about Forefront’s Mission Sustainablity Initiative. (November 2016)
Illinois nonprofits receive free training to enhance services in communities. WAND17 covered our Effingham social media workshop.
Donors Forum debuts as Forefront with luncheon fundraiser. Crain’s Chicago Business wrote an article on June 3, 2016 about Forefront’s rebrand and some of our new strategic initiatives, including, the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative and Social Innovation Roundtable.
Collaborating for the Greater Good, a letter to the editor by Donors Forum President and CEO Eric Weinheimer, appeared August 15, 2015 in Crain’s Chicago Business. Although Eric acknowledges that nonprofits and social impact organizations should find ways to engage tech entrepreneurs entering the field of philanthropy, he puts forth that those new to funding can maximize their impact by first understanding the unique policy, funding, cultural, and other challenges inherent to supporting successful programs and organizations.
Donors Forum and foundation executives held a press conference on May 19, 2015 to draw a firm boundary around the extent to which Illinois government can expect private philanthropy to fill the large state budget hole. Doug Schenkelberg, Donors Forum’s Vice President of Strategy and Policy, talked with WBEZ Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia about private philanthropy and the state budget (this clip was re-broadcast on the Afternoon Shift with Melba Lara.) This news also received coverage in:
- Progress Illinois
- Windy City Media Group
- Peoria Public Radio
- Alton Daily News
- WBGZ Radio
- E-News Park Forest
- Morning Call from Truth in Accounting
- The Chicago Tribune Local
- USA Today
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- De Kalb-based Daily Chronicle
- De Kalb-based MidWeek News
- Public News Service
- PRWeb News Service