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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.

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…

Forefront’s Interim Executive Director Announced

June 15, 2020

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

June 2, 2020

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

May 13, 2020

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

April 13, 2020

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

April 10, 2020

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

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Plan Fact Sheet

April 3, 2020

During these unprecedented and scary times, Forefront is committed to gathering, sharing, and advocating for the resources for our sector….


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