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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 or 312-327-8919. You can also see recent press coverage here.

Forefront Announces Recipients of the Education Equity Fellowship

June 8, 2021

In April, Forefront and the Education Equity Fund announced an opportunity for professionals serving nonprofit education organizations to build relationships…

Key Takeaways from the American Rescue Act

March 9, 2021

The American Rescue Act is scheduled to be signed by the President later this week. This $1.9 trillion comprehensive relief…

Get to know the Mission Sustainability Initiative at Forefront

February 4, 2021

The Mission Sustainability Initiative (MSI) at Forefront serves to strengthen the social impact sector by building a learning culture and…

Nonprofits Call on Federal Leaders to Provide COVID Stimulus and Relief Tailored to Nonprofits

January 25, 2021

On Friday, January 22, a coalition of nonprofit organizations sent an initial letter to federal leaders urging Congress and the…

December 2020 Stimulus Bill: What’s in it for the social impact sector?

December 21, 2020

On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed a new stimulus bill to help support millions of Americans as they continue…

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

November 9, 2020

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

October 21, 2020

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

September 2, 2020

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

August 18, 2020

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

July 22, 2020

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


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