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Welcome to the Forefront blog! From here, you can learn more about what Forefront is up to, advancements in the social impact sector, and new opportunities for your organization to grow and succeed. To connect with a member of our team for an interview or more information on our initiatives, contact communications@myforefront.org or 312-327-8919. You can also see recent press coverage here.

Monique Brunson Jones Named Forefront’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors at Forefront is pleased to announce the appointment of Monique Brunson Jones, LCSW as the new…


Building Board Diversity in Springfield, and Beyond

In October 2020, Forefront and our partners in Sangamon County launched the Building Board Diversity (BBD) pledge: an opportunity for…


10 (Easy) Ways You Can Ensure a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

The 2020 Census self-response period ends on October 31, and the clock is ticking. The Census informs how billions of…


Creating Virtual Community: The Do’s and Don’ts

In the pivot to a mostly-digital world of events and programs, many virtual convenings have become information dumps: platforms to…


Forefront’s Statement on President Trump’s Census Reapportionment Memorandum

To the Forefront Community, On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, President Trump signed a memorandum instructing the Census Bureau to exclude…


Forefront’s Interim Executive Director Announced

Hello, I hope this finds you safe and healthy. I am writing to you again with a comprehensive update about Eric Weinheimer’s transition…


Forefront stands in solidarity: A message from CEO and Chair of the Board

After reading and seeing the severe civil unrest that has erupted nationally, across Illinois, and in Chicago, Forefront stands in…


What’s in the HEROES Act for Nonprofits

Yesterday, May 12, Speaker Pelosi released the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). Below are some key elements…


Timeline of Policy Updates

This is a complete timeline of Forefront’s policy updates since mid-March, when COVID-19 became the primary focus of our advocacy…


IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates, corporations, and others

Form 990 Due Date The IRS announced yesterday that it is extending to July 15 relief to all taxpayers that…


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